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Assemblyman Don Guardian Selected to Participate in German Transatlantic Exchange Focusing on Climate and Renewable Energy Policy

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Atlantic City NJ, Assemblyman Don Guardian today announced that he has been selected as one of seven state legislators in America to participate in the Aspen Institute Germany’s transatlantic exchange program, the Laboratories of Democracy Initiative.  The program, which is meant to foster stronger ties between the US and Germany at  the subnational level, includes a bipartisan delegation of state legislators from Florida, Massachusetts, California, Washington, and West Virginia. The group will depart on  Monday and spend a week in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern learning  about their innovative approach to climate policy and renewable energy generation.

“I’m thrilled to take part in this program, which will allow me to bring back to Atlantic  County some of the world’s cutting-edge advancements in the field of energy policy,”  Assemblyman Guardian said. “Through renewable energy and smart public policy,  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has recently become a net energy exporter within Germany.  With New Jersey families facing the growing threats of inflation and a stifled energy  supply, it is more important than ever to secure our energy independence.”  

Guardian will represent the State of New Jersey in Germany and plans to welcome a German delegation back to Trenton in September. While in Germany, Guardian and the US delegation will meet with ministers in the Chancellor’s cabinet and leaders of the  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Parliament as well as tour power stations, wind farms, steel  manufacturers, and utility providers. 

“Representing a coastal community, it is critical that we pursue cost-effective,  alternative energy solutions to lessen the damage from future sea level rise and  flooding”, Guardian added. “I look forward to hearing about the Germans’ success in  chartering a path toward a renewable future while keeping costs affordable for  ratepayers and providing good-paying, local jobs to workers in-need.”  

Of the 7,383 state legislators in the United States, Assemblyman Guardian was one of  just seven selected to participate in the program. This transatlantic exchange comes at  no cost to New Jersey taxpayers and is funded by the German government.

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  1. Climate technocrats partying at taxpayer expense while Germany is about to deindustrialize over their “support for Ukraine.” These ppl are completely out of their mind.

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