FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2015
Contact: Laura Tierney
Email: [email protected]
BCSE Statement on Release of Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)
Washington, DC – With the release today of the first installment of the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy’s President Lisa Jacobson offered the following statement:
“With significant change underway in the US energy system, public-private collaboration – as demonstrated by the stakeholder process undertaken by the Department of Energy to prepare the QER – is essential. The private sector and other stakeholders must work with government to update the market rules and establish the policy framework and incentive structures that are needed to spur the long-term planning and investment into our infrastructure that will provide a secure and diverse energy portfolio for our nation.
“As more sources of cleaner energy come online - from energy efficiency to natural gas and renewable energy - the nation’s energy transmission storage and distribution system (TS&D) remains the backbone of the power system. The modernization, expansion and optimization of this backbone will be essential to ensure the delivery of clean, reliable and affordable energy to American families and businesses.
“The Council commends the release of the first installment of the QER and welcomes recommendations in the QER that offer assistance to states and regions. Specifically, the Council looks forward to working with Congress and the Department of Energy on initiatives that support partnerships with state energy offices to enhance the resiliency and modernization of the electric grid, as well as programs and financial assistance to update and expand state energy assurance plans, improve reliability and better integrate efficiency and lower carbon generation into investment plans.”
Please see a copy of the Council’s October 2014 submission to the Department of Energy on the first installment of the QER here.
Download the full press release.