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January 25, 2011

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State of the Union Provides Vision for Clean Energy
Washington, DC -The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address:
"The President's State of the Union provided a clear foundation for a discussion our nation must have on the future of our energy policy. President Obama acknowledged the need for bipartisan action and established a clean energy future as a key issue for congressional action in 2011 and for American competitiveness and economic growth in the long term.
"President Obama specifically cited two important objectives that will help ensure that America is the leading innovator in the 21st century. Those benchmarks were that 80 percent of our electricity should come from clean energy sources by 2035 and that U.S. exports double by 2015. These are laudable beginnings to a conversation that must take place in the 112th Congress.
"Commercially available clean energy technologies and resources such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and natural gas are essential pillars of our energy future. The President's speech establishes a clear goal that will drive market demand and will allow business innovation to achieve this goal."


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