Press Releases / News

Aug 5, 2009


Jun 29, 2009

RELEASE: SEEC Makes U.S. Government Cleaner and Greener, Helps Pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Issues: Energy, Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) secured a provision in the American Clean Energy and Security Act that will ensure that the U.S. federal government uses more renewable energy. This provision, sponsored by SEEC members Reps. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), requires that federal government agencies must obtain 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2020. The provision also allows the federal government to enter into more substantial, long-term contracts for purchasing renewable energy, which will benefit capital-intensive renewable energy technologies like solar for which there is a delay between investment and cost-beneficial return.

Feb 17, 2009

RELEASE: S.E.E.C Leaders Praise Green Recovery Package, Hailed As a 'Bold Step in the Right Direction'

Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON, DC -- Signed today by President Barack Obama, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act marks the start of a clean energy revolution in America -- thanks in part to hard work by the new Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (S.E.E.C.), a group of forty members of the U.S. House of Representatives who are committed to promoting clean energy technology innovation, arresting global warming and protecting our nation's clean air, water and natural environment.

Jan 29, 2009

RELEASE: Inslee and Israel Announce "Aggressive" New Energy and Environment Coalition

Issues: Energy, Environment

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) today announced the formation of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), a focused, action-based caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The group recently met with Assistant to the President Carol Browner to discuss energy and climate policy. Additionally, the SEEC has been working to strengthen green technology provisions in the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.