FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2022
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Washington, D.C. – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) sent a letter to Congressional leadership on Friday urging immediate enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The letter highlighted the powerful opportunity provided by the legislation to propel the nation’s clean energy transition, counter inflation, and help American citizens save money.
“BCSE supports the prioritization of clean energy, energy efficiency and climate change policies, and the long-term tax policy certainty for businesses as key pillars of the legislation,” said BCSE President Lisa Jacobson. “Through the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate and energy provisions, we will have new tools to fight inflation, reduce the cost of energy for American families and businesses, and create good paying jobs in every state. These investments will also lead to meaningful carbon emission reductions over the next decade, making a significant contribution towards achieving our national climate goals.”
“We commend Congressional leaders for negotiating this historic package which will serve as an inflection point for clean energy deployment,” said CEBN President Lynn Abramson. “We urge Congress to get this over the finish line swiftly and to the president’s desk. A vote for the Inflation Reduction Act is a vote for cost reductions, job creation, national security, and climate solutions.”
BCSE and CEBN have advocated for many months on the passage of the clean energy and climate investments now contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy joined industry and stakeholder letters calling for inclusion of a clean energy tax incentives package in the reconciliation bill. Additionally, the Clean Energy Business Network previously sent a letter signed by over 900 cleantech business leaders urging Congress to pass investments for clean energy in a reconciliation package.
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The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes investor-owned utilities, public power, independent power producers, project developers, equipment manufacturers, and environmental and energy market service providers. Established in 1992, the Council advocates for policies that expand the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services. For more information on the Council, please visit www.bcse.org. For the latest industry data, download the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.
The Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) is the small business voice for the clean energy economy, working to enhance opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, market and technology education, and business development assistance. For more information, please visit: www.cebn.org.