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January 24, 2012

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Business Council for Sustainable Energy Statement in Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC -The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address:

"Tonight, President Obama reaffirmed the nation's commitment to a clean energy future. He rightfully highlighted the roles that energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy are playing in our economic recovery and he laid out a new vision for how these clean energy technologies and resources will serve as essential pillars of our economy.

"President Obama is right: it's time to double-down on our nation's clean energy industries--industries that have never been more promising and that are delivering jobs and economic growth today. The policies he laid out--passage of clean energy tax incentives, investments to create a revitalized electrical grid, Federal action to allow for clean energy development, and policies to spur industrial and commercial energy efficiency--are precisely what our nation needs.

"The Business Council for Sustainable Energy was founded on the premise that we don't have to choose between our environment and our economy, and we applaud the President for making this point again tonight. America's energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy industries are proving this belief true every day. We look forward to working with members of Congress from both Parties and with the Administration in helping move our nation's economy forward."