NEWTON, Iowa (CNN) – In a speech focused on energy and climate challenges, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she plans to "dramatically increase biofuels production" over the next two decades.
"Our nation’s dependence on foreign oil places our economy at risk, our security in jeopardy, and our planet in peril," Clinton said. "But I believe we can transform the way we use and produce energy – and create at least 5 million jobs in new green industries."
Clinton's plan would boost the production of fuels like corn-based ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and biodiesel to 36 billion gallons by the year 2022 and 60 billion gallons by 2030.
The senator from New York said she would extend tax incentives for biofuel production and increase the number of flex-fuel vehicles on the roads.
In her speech, delivered in the central Iowa city of Newton, Clinton also encouraged energy conservation, adding that everyone should have the determination her father had on the issue.
"[He] would not leave a room without turning off all the lights," Clinton said.
"Each of us has to start asking ourselves what we can do."
- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch