Full Title: Clean Energy Partners: Solutions for Energy Security and Economic Growth
Author(s): Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Publisher(s): Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
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Reliable and affordable energy is a fundamental part of our lives. Energy is needed to provide heat, light and cooking in our homes; it is used for communication, transportation and industrial processes; and it is the engine that supports our country’s economy. Reliable and affordable clean energy options address two of our nation’s most pressing challenges: economic growth and energy security. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy’s coalition of industries—energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas—together provide a portfolio of reliable and affordable options to address two of our nation’s most pressing challenges: economic growth and energy security. Clean energy solutions are ensuring consumers avoid sharp increases in energy prices, making government, businesses and homes more energy-efficient and competitive while making our nation more energy-independent and secure. Reliable and affordable clean energy solutions also have significant job creation power. Energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas support millions of jobs today in every state of the country and present a tremendous opportunity to create millions more U.S. jobs with the appropriate market conditions. Government can help improve our energy security at home and unleash clean energy’s economic power by establishing a level playing field for clean energy technologies to compete and by providing a consistent policy framework to inform investment decisions. Making greater use of these domestic resources will put more money back in homeowner and business budgets, create jobs and result in a more productive energy system and national economy for years to come.Clean energy technologies need a level playing field to compete and a consistent policy framework to inform investment decisions. Working in a clean energy partnership, natural gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy each play an important and complementary role.