Statement in Support of the American Energy Innovation Act of 2020 Introduced by Leaders of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Today, Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, introduced the American Energy Innovation Act of 2020, comprising legislation that has been approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a bipartisan basis during the 116th Session of the U.S. Congress.
“The Nature Conservancy is grateful for the bipartisan leadership of Sens. Murkowski and Manchin and is pleased to support the American Energy Innovation Act,” said Jason Albritton, director of climate and energy policy for The Nature Conservancy. “If we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must move rapidly toward a clean energy economy and deploy all low-carbon technologies at our disposal. The bills in this package provide much-needed support for the development and commercial deployment of technologies that reduce emissions, such as carbon capture; that promote more efficient energy use in homes, businesses, and industrial facilities; and that help to build a modern electric grid with increased battery storage and more renewable power sources like wind and solar.
“We need ideas from across the political spectrum and a willingness to find bipartisan agreement on policies to address this challenge. While there is much more to be done, the American Energy Innovation Act represents an important first step, and we call on members of the Senate to support it.”
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