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Business, environmental groups calling for passage of American Energy Innovation Act
Published on September 16, 2020 by Dave Kovaleski
Several business and environmental groups are calling for Congress to pass the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA).
The AEIA would modernize the nation’s energy laws for the first time in more than 12 years. The legislation focuses on efficiency, renewables, carbon capture and removal, energy storage, advanced nuclear, clean vehicles, industrial energy, mineral security, grid and cybersecurity, and workforce development.
A letter was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) by 72 groups and companies urging them to pass the bill this year.
“Thousands of jobs have been lost as energy projects have stalled, and office buildings and other businesses are shuttered. We cannot sustain and revitalize our economy without energy, and we now have both the challenge and opportunity to rebuild and retool our energy sector better and cleaner than before this global pandemic,” the groups wrote to the Senate leaders. “The AEIA can help boost economic growth while also sending a strong bipartisan signal of confidence that America will continue to be a leader in energy and industrial technology innovation. We need to …
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