Republican Rep. John Faso from New York joined Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski from Illinois to introduce the Challenges and Prize for Climate Act of 2018, a bill which would establish a program called “Climate Solutions Challenges,” which will organize prize competitions on five topics, including carbon capture, energy efficiency, energy storage, climate resiliency, and data analytics to better understand climate or weather, or to better inform the public about those topics.

“Increased efficiency and continued technological innovation in clean energy will help the U.S. economy grow in the coming decades,” said Faso, who is also a member of the House Climate Solutions Caucus. “We should do all we can to incentivize progress and assist the private sector economy in innovating and inspiring technological changes which will reduce the impact of climate change.”

They were joined on the GOP side by Florida’s Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

By the way, great to see the caucus members at work! #latergram