FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2018
Contact: Laura Tierney
BCSE Statement on Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule
Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy today submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The rule proposes to replace the Clean Power Plan.
In response, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President, Lisa Jacobson, issued the following statement:
“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is critical and clean energy technologies have proven they can do so reliably and cost-effectively. Power sector carbon emissions have gone down 28 percent over the past two decades. At the same time our economy has grown and over 3 million jobs are supported by clean energy industries.
“The EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule should more adequately account for the range of clean energy technologies, including energy storage, renewable energy, and natural gas, as well as carbon capture utilization and storage applications, and others.
“The Council encourages EPA to create the regulatory certainty US states, business and markets need to maintain the value of their clean energy investments, and give states more flexibility by allowing them to use the most cost-effective means to reduce emissions.”
BCSE’s full comments are available here.