FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2021
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Federal Clean Energy Programs are Critical for Economic Recovery
Statement from Lisa Jacobson, BCSE President
“Clean energy and demand-side energy efficiency should be central to infrastructure improvement measures enacted in the 117th Congress, with a focus on climate resilience and improved public health and safety. Our nation’s infrastructure is supported by robust funding for clean energy programs managed by federal agencies.
“The 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook recently released by the BCSE and BloombergNEF shows that despite major headwinds brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transformation of how the U.S. produces, delivers, and consumes hydrocarbons, electrons and heat marched onward. This momentum has long been supported by federal programs, and the increased ambition for clean energy from the Biden Administration will require continued federal investment and coordination.
“Congress has the opportunity to build on market conditions by funding research, development and deployment across a broad portfolio of technologies and industries, including energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP), hydropower and marine energy, geothermal energy, wind, solar, energy storage, microgrids, carbon management and utilization, hydrogen, critical minerals, sustainable transportation and others to meet the need for grid reliability and safety, while boosting economic growth and reducing environmental damage.”
Find the full set of BCSE letters to members of the House Appropriations Committee at these links:
- Agriculture & Rural Development Appropriations
- Defense Appropriations
- Energy and Water Appropriations
- Homeland Security Appropriations
- Interior and EPA Appropriations
- State and Foreign Operations Appropriations – Forthcoming
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