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BCSE In Action

January 20, 2015

Contact: Laura Tierney
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BCSE Statement in Response to 2015 State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President Lisa Jacobson issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this evening:

"Addressing climate change and promoting clean energy remains a top priority for this Administration.

"The President noted in his speech, 'over the past six years, we've done more than ever before to combat climate change, from the way we produce energy, to the way we use it.'

"Greater use of existing clean energy sources - including natural gas, a broad portfolio of renewable energy technologies and greater energy efficiency of our homes, industries, and commercial buildings - will help to achieve the President's goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing economic growth across the U.S.

"The recent growth of these industries has already driven U.S. CO2 emissions down while powering the U.S. economy with jobs and investment, and promoting the security and diversity of our energy supply. Continued research, development and deployment of these technologies will modernize America's aging energy infrastructure and will ensure that the United States becomes the world leader in clean energy technology.

"In the coming weeks the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance will release the third edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook which will provide details about the growth of U.S. clean energy markets and their positive impact on the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

"The Council commends the President's continued commitment to clean energy in his speech tonight."

Download the full press release here.