FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2018
Contact: Laura Tierney
Energy is Critical Infrastructure and Powers U.S. Infrastructure Assets
Clean Energy Industries to Work with Administration and Congress
on Infrastructure Modernization Initiative
Washington, DC – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President, Lisa Jacobson, made the following statement in response to the release of the Trump Administration’s initiative to update the nation’s infrastructure.
“The Council is pleased that the Trump Administration is making modernization and improvements to U.S. infrastructure a priority.
“Energy is critical infrastructure and powers other critical infrastructure assets and must be part of any federal infrastructure package. Energy infrastructure includes pipelines, the electric grid, buildings, lighting systems and the technologies that connect and optimize the energy system.
“The portfolio of currently available clean energy technologies and services in the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors – working with energy storage, demand response and micro-grids, among other technologies and services – is meeting the needs of the grid affordably and reliably today and can meet the needs of an evolving electric grid into the future, while also improving the nation’s building stock.
“The public and private sectors must work together to spur investment in the nation’s infrastructure assets. Further, federal proposals should consider policy and incentives that facilitate long-term planning and infrastructure investment and maintaining support for energy efficiency.
“The members of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas sectors, offer their expertise to the Administration and to Congress as they address the nation’s infrastructure needs.”
Please see the Council’s discussion paper on infrastructure policy here.