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WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the members of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) joined with colleagues in the House of Representatives to send a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt and Ranking Member Paul Ryan urging funding for important environmental, clean energy, and sustainability initiatives as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 federal budget.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has promised to propose an amendment that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its authority to regulate the emissions of power plants and utilities. Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Co-chairs Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) released the following statement on the proposed amendment.
RELEASE: 'Jobs for Main Street Act' includes many SEEC priorities for job creation; Coalition vows further work to create American clean energy jobs
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2847, the Jobs for Main Street Act, containing many priorities of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). SEEC leaders said that their group will continue to advance proposals aimed at a meaningful American economic recovery.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Late last week members of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)- a caucus of 'green' House Democrats- sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to undertake job creation policies through investments in energy efficiency, clean energy, and public resources projects.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a speech to the Brookings Institution this morning, President Barack Obama called for increased investment and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy and funding for infrastructure projects to get Americans working again, a move applauded by leaders of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC).
WASHINGTON -- Today the members of the Congressional Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) commended the passage of legislation to help set the U.S. on a road to global leadership in the production of solar energy technology. H.R. 3585, the Solar Technology Roadmap Act- a SEEC legislative priority sponsored by SEEC member Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)- passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 310 - 106.
WASHINGTON-- The Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), a coalition of 49 members of Congress supportive of increased U.S. clean-energy development, today lauded House passage of key legislation that would make investments in the research and development of energy technologies envisioned by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as integral in moving the U.S. toward a new clean and independent-energy economy.
Today the co-chairs of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) hosted a breakfast round-table with industry leaders from the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), focused on a discussion of enacting strong U.S. climate and energy policies to address the challenges faced by our nation in the twenty first century.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The House of Representatives Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) today joined with other lawmakers in urging the federal government to reduce its energy consumption- and save taxpayer dollars- through increases in the energy efficiency of federal buildings. In a letter sent to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, 58 signers- led by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)- called on the department to implement the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) to accelerate energy savings in U.S. government buildings without upfront capital costs.
RELEASE: S.E.E.C. proclaims victory for American wind energy production with passage of the 'Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009'
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (S.E.E.C.) announced passage of legislation to greatly improve American production of wind energy technologies and to maintain American competitiveness in this burgeoning global industry. H.R. 3165, the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009- sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y)- is a chief legislative priority for S.E.E.C., and Coalition leaders anticipate that the program created by the legislation will lead to greater U.S. production and implementation of one of the nation's most promising and cost effective clean energy resources.