Adam Putnam responded to Scott Maddox's charge on green energy with this statement: "My record of support for alternative and renewable energy technologies is clear, and dates back years before the home stretch of a statewide campaign. I was an early leader shaping America's farm policy into renewable energy from cellulose, rather than just corn."
The campaign also noted two major bills that Putnam supported, the
2008 farm bill, which extended several renewable energy programs and
provided research funds for cellulosic ethanol production. He also voted for a bill lauded by Speaker Nancy Pelosi
as "an historic bill to make America more energy independent." That
bill, among other things, required more stringent fuel economy standards
Check out the rest of Putnam's statement below: