Statement from Advanced Energy Economy on President's SOTU
"With global energy consumption projected to rise more than 50% by 2035, future prosperity depends on new ways to meet the world’s energy needs," said Hemant Taneja, co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an industry association with regional chapters in nine states. "It is time to set aside differences over what forms of energy are 'best' and focus on the range of options and choices required to meet our energy needs. Developing these options presents an opportunity for American companies and American workers, which have led every technology- and innovation-driven transformation of the past, from aerospace to the Internet. I hope the President and Congress will work together to help the U.S. become more prosperous and more secure by leading the way toward a smarter energy future."
Founded in 2011 by Tom Steyer of Farallon Capital Management and Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst Partners, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a business organization representing the entire advanced energy industry. As a business federation, AEE is dedicated to promoting a better business climate for all segments of the sector and helping American companies and workers succeed as the world transitions to a smarter energy future. Regional chapters of AEE work at the state level to nurture local advanced energy member businesses, improve the business climate for these companies, and make use of new resources from AEE to strengthen chapter capabilities in communications, public policy, and industry information. More information at http://aee.net