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BCSE In Action

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October 27, 2020

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Business Council for Sustainable Energy Offers Principles & Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy

30-year Coalition with Broad Membership Shares Consensus on Policy Foundations

Washington, D.C. –  The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is releasing today an updated set of Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy, in advance of next week’s election and in preparation for the future consideration of policy and legislative proposals by the next Congress and administration, as well as state and local policymakers.

A webinar will be held today at 12:00 pm ET that will explore election scenarios and potential impacts on the clean energy industry and will feature the release of this coalition document. See additional details at the end of this release.

“The BCSE coalition seeks policies that advance economic recovery and the clean energy future,” said Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy. “The significance of the BCSE’s Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy is that it reflects the alignment of the coalition’s diverse set of members and nearly three decades of industry cooperation across the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors in the United States.         

“Together, these clean energy industries offer a pragmatic approach to future action on energy and climate change policy, as well as economic recovery. Their collective practical experience in delivering clean energy solutions is applied here to identify policy approaches that create the best outcomes for their customers and community and our climate.”

“The ongoing energy transition to cleaner fuels and technologies, our country’s economic and social upheaval and the persistent challenges presented by climate change must all be taken into account as policymakers weigh energy policy options,” said Emily Duncan, Chairman, BCSE Board of Directors and Director of Federal Government Relations for National Grid US.

“A holistic approach to America’s energy future must also include infrastructure, finance, digital, workforce development, and science policy. Today, the BCSE offers a set of principles and recommendations to ensure that energy and climate policy is aligned with the needs of both industry and consumers. Our next set of investments in energy must be effective and their benefits long-lasting.

“The principles articulated in the BCSE’s Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy recognize that Americans are looking for reliable, affordable, resilient and clean energy – and that the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy industries can deliver on these values.”

About the Webinar

The BCSE, in partnership with the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) and the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP will host the fifth installment of its Powering Forward webinar series on “Election Scenarios and Impacts for the Clean Energy Economy” today at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET. Featured speakers include:

  • Liam Donovan, Principal, Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP
  • Emily Duncan, Chairman, BCSE Board of Directors and Director, Federal Government Relations, National Grid US
  • Nanette Lockwood, Senior Director, Climate Policy and Advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies
  • Chris Mathey, Vice President of Government Relations, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Malcolm Woolf, President and CEO, National Hydropower Association
  • Jim Wrathall, General Counsel, New Energy Equity

Registration is free and open to all at this link.

Download this press release.