Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Clean Energy Board Member John Herrington and Clean Energy CEO Strongly Endorse Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) Board Member John S. Herrington (former U.S. Secretary of Energy during the Reagan Administration from 1985 to 1989), and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair today gave their strong endorsement to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for nomination as the Secretary of Energy.
“It is critical that the country has a person who understands all aspects of energy markets from oil and natural gas to wind, solar and nuclear. Holding the Office of Governor of Texas for 14 years has given Rick Perry a unique understanding into the challenges and opportunities that the country has in achieving that so far elusive goal of becoming energy independent. Rick fully appreciates the impact that energy has on the U.S. and global economies and will make an excellent Secretary of Energy.”
–John S. Herrington, U.S. Secretary of Energy (1985-1989) and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Director
“I have known Governor Perry for many years and he is an excellent choice for Secretary of Energy. His 14 years of leadership in Texas and his knowledge of the energy industry will give us the right energy plan to move our nation forward. Governor Perry was instrumental in driving new energy technologies in Texas, including wind, solar and natural gas, and I’m confident he will continue to push for comprehensive domestic energy production.”
–Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy
Natural gas fuel costs less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically.