Statement: Eileen Claussen Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address

Statement of Eileen Claussen
President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

January 25, 2011

President Obama understands that capitalizing on today’s clean energy opportunities will propel American job growth and help ensure that the United States has the most competitive and innovative economy in the world. Providing the regulatory certainty businesses need for industries to invest in clean energy to drive economic growth should be a key Administration priority over the next two years.

We are at a critical crossroads. We know that America’s can-do, entrepreneurial spirit is well-suited to take advantage of the enormous opportunities in the growing global clean energy markets. And advancing climate and clean energy solutions requires the combined forces of business innovation, government leadership, and informed consumer action. For our economy and environment, now is the time to work together to advance sensible solutions for a cleaner, prosperous, more secure future.

Pew Center Contact: Tom Steinfeldt, (703) 516-4146