STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Praises White House Announcement on Clean Energy Deployment
Washington, D.C. — Today, the White House announced further progress in the Biden administration’s whole-of-government approach to deploying clean energy. This includes the largest offshore wind lease sale in American history off the coast of New York; upgrades to transmission lines to prepare the grid for further upgrades to use clean energy; and myriad other cross-agency efforts. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
The Biden administration is delivering on its commitment to create a clean energy future that includes good paying jobs and benefits for disadvantaged communities. Today’s announcements will help modernize the electric grid and fuel economic growth. The largest offshore lease sale to date will keep and create good union jobs here at home through domestic manufacturing and American-made supply chains. Expediting clean energy deployment onshore will ensure that our public lands help tackle climate change rather than contribute to it. These are the benefits of taking climate action that can support communities across the country. The Biden administration is making good on its vision of a clean future. Now, it’s time for Congress to do the same.
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