President Obama Calls For Bipartisan Action During 2015 Address

Release Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A Statement from Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan

“A common thread throughout President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was the need for Democrats and Republicans to embrace bipartisan action on the nation’s most important issues. The passage of commonsense energy efficiency legislation is a logical place to start, and would mark an achievement for the 114th Congress — not only for the cross-sector benefits, but also for renewing the American public’s belief in a productive government. The Alliance will continue to work with our Honorary Vice-Chairs Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with other Honorary Vice-Chairs and members of Congress, to make this happen.

“While discussing energy and climate issues, President Obama reminded the American public of how much our production and use of energy has advanced over the past six years. The President’s Climate Action Plan and his endorsement of the goal to double our nation’s productivity by the year 2030 have been essential for supporting such progress.

“But we’re not done yet. Two years after Obama endorsed the Energy 2030 goal on the national stage, the Alliance has made great progress towards its achievement. Our Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 partnership with the Department of Energy and the Council on Competitiveness is the latest example of how we’re engaging a larger group of stakeholders to realize the economic and environmental benefits of greater energy productivity. From last night’s address, it is clear President Obama will make bold decisions during the final years of his Presidency, and the Alliance will continue to work with the Administration to ensure energy efficiency is a major topic of conversation and action.”