Our changing climate is a reality that threatens our coast. As an energy state, Texas needs a sustainable energy strategy that makes production and consumption efficient. Too often, we hear climate change as a wedge issue between Democrats and Republicans. This is not partisan issue, it’s an issue that requires local, regional, national, and global collaboration because it impacts all of us. Texas is an energy state and that includes all forms of energy. I’ve spent my career working across a range of energy industries from fossil fuels to renewables. We need to use our conventional energies more efficiently but also make sure that those working in our energy industries are respected. We must makes sure that this transition doesn’t harm the Texas economy. I’m the only candidate on the ballot who understands the balance energy development requires.