Climate Power On President Biden’s State Of The Union: “Clean Energy Is The Future Of Our Economy”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Lori Lodes, Executive Director of Climate Power, issued the following statement in response President Biden’s State of the Union:

“Tonight, President Biden laid out his plan to provide relief for American families that have been living in a world in flux – a plan that will grow the economy, lower household costs, create jobs and address environmental injustices by investing in clean energy and tackling the climate crisis. Clean energy is the future of our economy. 

We can and must take these steps now to lower energy costs, provide energy independence and secure our nation. Instead of keeping the American economy tethered to fossil fuels that makes us dependent on the ambitions of authoritarian leaders and the greed of oil and gas CEOs, let’s invest in a clean energy economy built right here in America. 

Tackling climate action is a huge opportunity for our nation – cutting household energy costs by $500 and saving families another $80 a month at the pump. We can speed up the production of cheap, clean and reliable energy that’s made in America. We’ll create millions of new good-paying jobs by investing in wind, solar and other clean energy sources that won’t run out. 

As President Biden said, ‘What are we waiting for? Let’s get this done.’”