FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2020
Contact: Julia Selker
BCSE Statement on Release of House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Report
Report Shows Opportunities for American Energy Leadership, Coalition will Work to Build Bipartisan Support for Policy Action
Washington, DC – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President Lisa Jacobson made the following statement regarding the release of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Report:
“The BCSE is gratified to see strong pillars of action and many smart policy pathways highlighted in the Select Committee’s report. BCSE also applauds the Committee’s extensive outreach across the nation to communities and to the many industry stakeholders. The report clearly identifies clean energy deployment as a priority to slow climate change, drive economic growth, and maintain America’s international competitiveness. Investments in infrastructure and the domestic manufacturing sector will strengthen supply chains and ensure that the clean energy sector can deliver the products and services needed to meet clean energy and climate goals across the country and the world.
“Clean energy is a bipartisan priority, and the BCSE will work to foster increased public collaboration between the Democratic and Republican members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The Joint Republican Statement on the Democratic Staff Report shows many areas of alignment for the parties on American industry and innovation.
“While the recommendations in this report begin their path through the legislative process, BCSE urges Congress to pass the American Energy Innovation Act, which has amassed strong bipartisan support under the leadership of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV), as a foundational first step.”
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