U.S. CLIMATE ALLIANCE ASKS CONGRESS TO PROTECT CRITICAL FUNDING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

U.S. Climate Alliance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 16, 2018
Contact:  Julie Cerqueira – press@usclimatealliance.org

U.S. Climate Alliance asks congress to protect critical funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development

American innovation in clean energy is essential to delivering solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges, and maintaining America’s energy dominance.

The United States Climate Alliance has sent a letter to leaders in the Senate and House Appropriations Committees requesting that Congress protect critical funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.  Supporting energy innovation is essential to America’s energy transformation and our battle against climate change.

The Alliance believes that investing in renewable energy research is essential to meeting domestic energy demand, creating jobs, and growing our economy. The proposed approximate 70 percent cut to the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency and renewable energy research budget would be disastrous. These substantial cuts to the Department’s budget would slow the American innovation needed to maintain America’s energy dominance, and deliver the solutions to today’s climate and renewable energy challenges. 

To read the full letter, click here.

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United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of 16 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Together, the Alliance States represent 40 percent of the U.S. population, and a $7.4 trillion economy.

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