BCSE Testifies at Senate Hearing on Impacts of COVID-19 on Energy Industry - June 16, 2020
Washington, DC - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hosted a Hearing to Examine the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry on Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET in Room 336 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
BCSE President Lisa Jacobson testified on the impacts to clean energy sectors. Ms. Jacobson's written testimony and her remarks underscored these four main points:
- The U.S. energy sector performed essential services during the pandemic and will continue to be called upon to do so.
- The U.S. clean energy workforce was expanding pre-COVID-19, and now the sector is facing economic challenges and dramatic job losses.
- The federal government can take actions to provide near-term relief to clean energy industries and workers in this time of crisis.
- And, clean energy industries can be drivers of the economic recovery and the federal government has a role to play with policy support.
The full witness list included:
- Stephen Nalley, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
- David Turk, Acting Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
- Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
- Frank J. Macchiarola, Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs, American Petroleum Institute
- Jackie Roberts, President, National Association of State Utility Advocates