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 BCSE Clean Energy & Economy Forum Advances Clean Energy Priorities in Washington, DC

March 5, 2009 -The BCSE's 2009 Clean Energy & Economy Forum came to a close on March 4, completing a successful three-day outreach effort to leading Administration officials and Members of Congress.  Top executives from the clean energy sector met with key policy-makers in Washington, DC to advance the Council's priorities on the following issues:

Council members met with the following officials:

  • Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Ms. Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
  • Ms. Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Mr. Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu, Department of Energy
  • Members of the Democratic Policy Committe: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-Chair, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Mark Pryor (D-AK), and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Senate Majority Leader Henry Reid (D-NV)
  • Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
  • Members of the House Sustainable Energy Coalition: Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA), Co-Chair, and Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), Co-Chair

The Forum was made possible due to the generous support of the following Council members: American Gas Association, Alliance to Save Energy, Calpine, Direct Energy, First Environment, Inc., Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, National Hydropower Association, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, Recycled Energy Development, PG&E Corporation, Sempra Energy, Trane/Ingersoll Rand, and Wal-Mart.