Sen. Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee. He is chair of the Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee.


Mitt Romney’s winners and losers

Romney claims government shouldn't pick "winners and losers" in the energy sector, but it's been picking winners for decades -- the wrong winners. Sen. Bernie Sanders explains.


Let’s end polluter welfare

We can't afford to give away more than $110 billion to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. That's why I've introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act.


Stop the nuclear-industry welfare program

With our nation facing a $15 trillion national debt, it's time to end the extraordinary amount of corporate welfare going to the nuclear energy industry -- so say the independent senator from Vermont and the …

Energy Policy

America must not back down on sustainable energy

Clockwise from top left: Sens. John Kerry, Sheldon Whitehouse, Barbara Boxer, and Bernie Sanders.If you read just the headlines these days, you might think renewable energy in America is going the way of Solyndra. Don’t …

Now is the time to transform our energy system

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an unmitigated disaster. Its full consequences will not be known for decades. What we do know, however, is that BP President Tony Hayward was incredibly …

Let’s set the record straight

On Earth Day, a senator’s demand for public policy based on real science

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the most serious environmental problem that we face is not global warming or the pollution of our air, water, land and food. It is whether or …

Shine on

It’s time for a solar revolution

This country spends, in a typical year, $350 billion importing oil from Saudi Arabia and other foreign countries. While this is no doubt good news for the Saudi royal family, one of the richest in …

It's the 'Green' Mountain state for a reason

We need an energy revolution

The United States today spends some $400 billion a year importing oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Mexico, Russia, and Venezuela. Think for a moment what an incredible impact that same $400 billion a …

Global warming and political will

The Lieberman-Warner bill is not strong enough to do the job

Bernie Sanders. As a member of both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee it is my view that the time is long overdue for Congress to go …