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BCSE In Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2014

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BCSE Submission to the Quadrennial Energy Review
Clean Energy Industry Perspectives on the Modernization, Expansion and Optimization of US Energy Infrastructure

Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) submitted its comments today on the first phase of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) to the US Department of Energy (DOE). As significant shifts are underway in the American energy landscape, the Council’s recommendations focus on several areas that will provide for the long-term strength, flexibility and resilience of the US energy system. The optimization of these existing assets will be essential to ensure the delivery of clean, reliable and affordable energy to families and businesses.

“As the United States’ energy transformation continues towards greater use of low-carbon resources and more efficient energy production and consumption, the integration of these technologies requires new grid functionality and energy infrastructure planning and investment,” commented Council President Lisa Jacobson. “A holistic approach going forward is required – one that takes into account the distinct and valuable roles that the government, the private sector, and stakeholders play in planning, managing and financing energy infrastructure.”

The Council’s comments include industry specific recommendations and also areas where the government can maximize and leverage its positive impact on the US transmission and distribution infrastructure with a multi-stakeholder approach, in partnership with the private sector.

The Council looks forward to providing input into next year’s second phase of the QER focused on power generation.

Read the Council’s full comments here.

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