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BCSE In Action

June 14, 2017

Contact: Laura Tierney
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Office: 202.785.0507

Clean Energy Businesses Urge Funding for Federal Programs That Contribute to Cleaner, More Efficient Energy Sector

Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released a letter today requesting that Congress fund programs that have helped support job creation, economic growth, clean air and carbon reduction.

The letter conveys support for climate and energy efficiency programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation and Enforcement Division related to air quality, international climate change programs, climate change research and partnership programs, and water management, well as the ENERGY STAR program. BCSE President Lisa Jacobson commented:

“As a business group working to advance clean energy policies over the last 25 years, BCSE has seen first-hand the positive impacts of EPA’s air quality, climate change, and public private partnership programs. EPA provides critical support to states, localities and tribes, and acts as a federal leader to address barriers to the adoption of emissions reducing technologies. EPA also has an important role to play as an international leader in climate science and emission reduction frameworks.

“EPA programs contribute significantly to America’s secure and reliable energy future by reducing emissions and saving money for consumers and businesses. Through programs with the private sector, EPA builds on long-standing partnerships that help American businesses compete on a global scale.

“The federal government’s involvement in these efforts is critical to provide transparent, credible and independent data and expertise that cannot be replicated with the same credibility by private sector or non-governmental organizations. The Council opposes any significant cuts to these programs that could weaken progress towards a cleaner, more efficient American energy sector.”

See full letters regarding EPA funding to House appropriators, available here, and to Senate appropriators, available here.

Download the press release.