American Clean Power Statement on State of the Union

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from ACP Chief Executive Officer Jason Grumet after President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Biden underscored our nation’s record-breaking production of clean, secure American energy. Clean energy is powering more American homes and businesses than ever before and hundreds of manufacturing facilities are opening all across the country building the wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries that are growing our economy. Just today, we announced that the industry deployed a record 34 gigawatts of clean energy in 2023, accounting for nearly 80 percent of all new power additions in the U.S.

“While clean energy production and manufacturing is lifting up communities across the country, we are not moving nearly fast enough to meet critical environmental and national security goals. Policymakers must enact commonsense reforms that accelerate responsible permitting, support resilient supply chains, and build the long-haul transmission needed to ensure that American energy is reliable, affordable, and clean.”