WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), on the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill released Tuesday afternoon by the House Appropriations Committee.
“We are pleased to see the House express its strong support for clean energy innovation in the FY 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) provide the research and development necessary to keep the United States competitive in the 21st century’s global clean energy race. Now is clearly not the time to retreat from these critical investments.”
Background: Last month, ACORE and six other renewable energy groups sent a joint letter to Congress urging consistent funding for clean energy innovation in the Department of Energy’s FY 2020 Budget and opposing the Administration’s proposed cuts to these critical programs. The renewable energy sector helps support hundreds of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars in annual investment.
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
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