June 30, 2010-TechNet Urges Continued Push for Needed Clean Energy Legislation
Washington, DC -TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today applauded the continued effort to push forward with clean energy legislation as both the Obama Administration and bipartisan leaders on both sides of the aisle in Congress met today at the White House to discuss how to move the issue to the front of the policy agenda.
“The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a crystal clear indication of our nation’s dangerous reliance on foreign oil and demonstrates the urgent need for a national clean energy policy,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “Every day we wait on this important issue marks another day we endanger our national security and give our global competitors and edge up in developing the energy technologies that will create jobs and transform our economy. In recent months, the National Academy of Sciences in one of their most forceful statements in memory urged our government to take action to reduce our dependence on oil. We believe that our nation must set a price on carbon to send a clear message that support for clean energy technologies are here to stay so the investment in these promising discoveries remains in place. We applaud the group of leaders on both sides of the aisle that are working on this issue and we pledge to work with them to get a comprehensive clean energy policy over the finish line.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin,Texas. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.