Coalition Letter on S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act”

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:

          We are writing to urge you to support S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.”

          Our diverse organizations recognize and agree that climate change is an important national priority that demands Congressional attention. While we may not agree on everything, we believe there is much common ground upon which all sides of the debate can come together to begin to address climate change, promote American technological leadership, and foster continued economic growth. In particular, there is a growing consensus that the development and commercialization of new technologies are important factors that will determine how quickly and at what cost greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

          The American Energy Innovation Act will help to do just that. It is the culmination of extensive efforts by a bipartisan group of senators, led by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to develop practical legislative solutions that will accelerate these breakthroughs and enable adoption of lower-emitting and more efficient technologies. More will need to be done to meet the climate challenge, but thanks to their leadership and commitment, Congress now has its best opportunity in more than a decade to enact significant energy legislation.

          Accordingly, we strongly urge you to support this bill, and we stand ready to work with you to ensure ultimate enactment of climate and energy innovation legislation in 2020.

Sincerely,

Advanced Energy Economy
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition
American Chemistry Council
American Conservation Coalition
American Council for Capital Formation
American Council of Engineering Companies
American Gas Association
American Nuclear Society
American Public Power Association
BPC Action
Carbon Utilization Research Council
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
Clean Air Task Force
ClearPath Action
Combined Heat and Power Alliance
Copper Development Association
Council on Competitiveness
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Supply Association
Energy Forward
Energy Storage Association
Environmental Defense Fund
Geothermal Resource Council
Great Plains Institute
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Lignite Energy Council
National Association of Energy Service Companies
National Association of Manufacturers
National Hydropower Association
National Ocean Industries Association
Nuclear Energy Institute
Portland Cement Association
The Aluminum Association
The Nature Conservancy
Third Way
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Nuclear Industry Council