Rob Cowin

Director of gov't affairs, Climate & Energy

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Rob Cowin creates and implements legislative campaigns to support UCS efforts on clean energy, global warming, and nuclear safety issues. See Rob's full bio.

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How Did Climate and Clean Energy Programs Fare in the 2018 Federal Budget?

The bill is a complete repudiation of President Trump’s budget priorities, especially on climate change and clean energy. Read more >

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Energy Storage Means Energy Security—but Trump’s Budget Gives It the Axe

As a Texan, it pains me to see my former governor, a man who ran the state pragmatically and competently for 14 years, squirm and strain to communicate why it’s good for our country to cut the national labs and reduce our commitment to federally funded scientific and technological innovation. Read more >

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Infrastructure in the Trump Congress: We Must Build for the Future, Not the Past

Getting this wrong is not an option; and if recent history is any indication, we can’t expect Congress to get it right on its own. Read more >

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5 Things Congress Can Do to Help Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

People need help and they don’t care about political or fiscal ideological purity. They need money and other support services so they can begin to rebuild their lives, and prevent future storm events from laying waste to the city again. So what can Congress do to help Houston and other communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey when they come back from August recess? Read more >

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Some Tough Questions for Rick Perry at DOE Budget Hearing

A look into the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the Department of Energy reveals a war on renewable energy, cuts to our national labs, and reduced capacity for federal R&D, science, and innovation. Read more >

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