AWEA Statement on Energy & Commerce Committee CLEAN Future Act Proposal
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee CLEAN Future Act Proposal.
“We commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee for proposing a comprehensive climate legislation bill,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “We look forward to reviewing details of the bill when it’s available. AWEA has long believed that a meaningful price on carbon is important and this bill will help start a thoughtful conversation on pursuing a nation-wide carbon policy solution that is not only good for the environment but equally important for American economic prosperity and global leadership in climate action.
We commend the bill for seeking ambitious targets and recognizing the important role transmission investment will play in delivering market-based, low-cost solutions. As an emission-free energy source, US onshore and offshore wind power stand ready to play a leading role in reducing carbon pollution while creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs across the country.”
AWEA is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry, the largest source of renewable energy in the country. We represent 1,000 member companies, 120,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, and a nationwide workforce located across all 50 states. AWEA serves as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind energy event, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Indianapolis, June 7-10, 2021. WINDPOWER 2021 will be housed within CLEANPOWER, the new exhibition hub for utility-scale renewable energy, bringing together wind power, solar power, and energy storage industries. Visit AWEA’s website to learn more about the enormous economic benefits wind power brings to America and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.