Washington D.C. – January 27, 2021 – The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement today after President Biden took a series of actions regarding climate change and the U.S. economy.
“This is the whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis that is needed. President Biden’s actions today – creating a climate task force to set in motion a governmentwide action plan for reducing emissions, directing all federal agencies to consider climate in their decision making, driving federal procurement to renewable energy, targeting federal lands and water for clean energy development, and accelerating the permitting of clean energy and transmission projects – will help deliver on his twin pledges to simultaneously rebuild the U.S. economy and address the threat of climate change.
American Clean Power applauds the Biden-Harris administration for launching this comprehensive approach to both efforts and we are committed to working closely with the administration as we invest in American communities, create American jobs, and rapidly reduce our country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Over the next decade, our nation’s transition to majority renewable energy will be a cornerstone of building back better. Justice for disadvantaged communities and welcoming legacy energy workers into the clean power workforce are vital aspects of the success of the clean energy transition. Our industry is pleased to see both ideals at the center of this administration’s energy and economic policy as we tackle these crucial
– Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP)