Statement from E2 Advocacy Director Grant Carlisle

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2019) – The House Appropriations subcommittee on Energy and Water unveiled its draft funding bill for the 2020 fiscal year budget. The bill would robustly increase funding levels for a variety of critical clean energy innovation programs housed at the Department of Energy despite enormous cuts or elimination proposed by the Trump administration in its budget request.

The following is a statement from Grant Carlisle, advocacy director of the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs):

“One of the best ways for Congress to take action on addressing the climate crisis right now is to invest in Department of Energy innovation programs. DOE initiatives have lowered the cost of new energy technologies several times over—getting more renewable sources on the grid, making our homes, offices and schools more energy efficient, and creating millions of new jobs across America. This bill is an investment in America’s economy that benefits all businesses, workers, and consumers.”

To speak with E2 members and business leaders across the country who stand in opposition to repealing standards on methane emissions, please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or michael@e2.org.

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Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.