Council Praises Senate Leadership in Advance of Debate on S. 3036 Climate Security Act
Existing Clean Energy Technology Focus Stronger in Boxer Substitute Bill
Washington, DC, May 30 – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy sent a letter to Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA) commending the leadership for the release of the substitute amendment to the Climate Security Act, S. 3036. Debate on S. 3036 is expected to begin in early June. The Council views floor consideration of the substitute as an important step in determining the nation’s approach to climate change and demonstrates U.S. leadership on one of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is a broad-based coalition that represents companies and trade associations in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas industries. Members include power developers, equipment manufacturers, independent generators, retailers, green power marketers, and gas and electric utilities, as well as several of the primary trade associations in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas industries.
The Council and its members have been working consistently with state, federal and international policymakers on market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions since its inception in the early 1990s. The coalition supports the establishment of market-based programs for clean energy technology innovation and deployment, economic efficiency and enhanced energy security.