FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017
Contact: Laura Tierney
Clean Energy Businesses Urge Funding for Federal Programs Which Support Job Creation and Grid Reliability
Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth, and electric reliability.
The letter conveys support for energy programs at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fossil Energy (FE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (EDER). BCSE President Lisa Jacobson commented:
“Since the inception of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, and advanced natural gas programs at the Department of Energy and national laboratories, huge innovations have brought new technologies into the global markets. Through partnership with our industries, this has given the United States worldwide competitive advantage and has supported over 3 million jobs in energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas manufacturing and service sectors. 
“This market dynamism and success is the result of a long-time bipartisan consensus of world class research, both pure and applied, successfully linked with industry. We are gravely concerned that significant cuts to, or the elimination of, key DOE programs could undermine job creation and the goal to modernize the country’s aging energy infrastructure.”