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BCSE In Action

March 31, 2016

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BCSE Praises Attorneys General Climate Coalition

Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson regarding the new Attorneys General Climate Action Coalition announced Tuesday, March 29.

“The Council commends this group of Attorneys General for coming together to state their commitment towards action on climate change and coordinating multi-state efforts to do so. BCSE urges this Coalition to look towards deploying cleaner and more efficient energy solutions as part of their commitment on climate change. These efforts will also make our national economy more productive and resilient.

“America is at an energy crossroads that many of these states have helped pioneer through their long standing commitments to a number of innovative clean energy policies and by coming together it can make these efforts more impactful and widespread.

“The nation’s electricity sector is undergoing a sweeping transition that is providing consumers with far more choices in the way they buy and consume energy. Through a combination of new technologies, changing consumer behavior and smart public policies, these choices provide more options for affordable and reliable energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“These energy solutions are at the forefront of the clean energy transformation that is occurring around the US and is described in detail in the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook produced in partnership by BCSE and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Notably, this shift towards clean energy has not triggered an increase in in retail power prices, rather, on average, rates across the US remain below the recent peak in 2009. The Factbook data shows we can increase deployment of clean energy while continuing economic growth.

“The Council is pleased to see so many state Attorneys General showcasing their commitment to working together to coordinate efforts to combat climate change and develop policies to help create a stronger energy future for their individual states and the nation.”

Those that have joined the coalition include Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State and the US Virgin Islands. Former Vice President Al Gore joined the Attorneys General for the announcement in New York City Tuesday.

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