01/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/20/2021 21:22
WASHINGTON (January 20, 2021) - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today:
'EEI and our member companies-America's investor-owned electric companies-welcome the Biden administration's initial actions on climate change, including rejoining the Paris Agreement.
'Across our nation, EEI's member companies are leading the clean energy transformation and are committed to getting the energy they provide as clean as they can as fast as they can, without compromising the reliability and affordability that our customers and communities value.
'Today, nearly 40 percent of the electricity that powers our homes and businesses comes from clean, carbon-free sources, including nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, and solar energy. Carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector are at their lowest level in more than 30 years-and continue to fall.
'As impressive as our progress has been, now is the time to accelerate our efforts with policies that help bring the benefits of clean, affordable, and reliable energy to all Americans.
'To that end, we:
'EEI's member companies are well-positioned to be part of the solution to climate change, and our ongoing leadership on clean energy is essential as we move toward a cleaner economy. We look forward to working with the Biden Administration, Congress, and other stakeholders to shape these rules so that we can continue to provide the affordable, reliable, secure, and clean energy that our customers want and deserve.'