Press Releases / News

May 5, 2010

SEEC announces support for Home Star legislation

Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) announced its support for the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, legislation aimed at creating jobs and increasing residential energy efficiency through home retrofits.

May 4, 2010

Inslee, Israel: Want jobs? We can get them from clean energy

Issues: Energy

By SEEC co-chairs Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Steve Israel (D-NY).

Mar 8, 2010

SEEC Leads Charge Urging Funding for Key Environmental and Clean Energy Initiatives

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.

Jan 19, 2010

RELEASE: SEEC Coalition Leaders Slam Misguided Murkowski Amendment

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.

Dec 16, 2009

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.

Dec 14, 2009

RELEASE: Congressional coalition calls for economic recovery through green investments

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.

Dec 8, 2009

RELEASE: President Obama calls on SEEC priorities as part of his plan for job creation

Issues: Energy, Water

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).

Oct 22, 2009

RELEASE: "Green" Caucus hails passage of Solar Technology Roadmap Act

Issues: Energy

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.

Oct 1, 2009

RELEASE: Green congressional coalition lauds approval of key investments in energy technology R&D

Issues: Energy

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.

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