SEIA - Business-Consumer Coalition to U.S. Senate: Pass Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Tax Package


Some of the nation’s leading retailers, appliance manufacturers, real estate firms, renewable energy companies, and environmental and science advocacy groups will host a telephone press conference to discuss why they all support the renewable energy and energy efficiency tax package the Senate will consider soon. The proposed legislation would extend tax credits to spur renewable energy development and efficiency measures, which are set to expire by the end of 2008. If passed, the package would reduce energy bills for consumers and businesses, create new domestic “green collar” jobs, generate billions of dollars in new investments, make the nation’s commercial and residential buildings more energy efficient, and help address global warming.


Tuesday, March 4, 11:00 am EST


The comfort of your own office. Call 866-835-8906 ; Conference ID: 1209518.


--Lori Denham, executive vice-president of government affairs and industry operations

Retail Industry Leaders Association

--Joseph M. McGuire, president

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

--Jeffrey D. DeBoer, president and CEO

The Real Estate Roundtable

--R. K. Stewart, FAIA and 2007 president

American Institute of Architects

--Tom Starrs, managing director of solar power

PPM Energy, and director of the Solar Energy Industries Association

--Jim Presswood, energy advocate

Natural Resources Defense Council

Business-Consumer Coalition Members

Abengoa Solar; Akeena Solar; Alliance to Save Energy; Ameresco; American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy; American Council on Renewable Energy; American Institute of Architects; American Rivers; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.; American Wind Energy Association; Applied Materials, Inc.; Apricus Inc.; Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers; Audubon; Ausra, Inc.; Ballard Power Systems; Best Buy Co., Inc.; BrightSource Energy; Building Owners and Managers Association International; Business Council for Sustainable Energy; California Energy Commission; California Solar Energy Industries Association; CCIM Institute; Climate Solutions; Conenergy; Constellation Energy; the Dow Chemical Company; DuPont; Earthjustice; Energy Conversion Devices; Energy Innovations, Inc.; Environment America; Environmental and Energy Study Institute; Environmental Law & Policy Center; EPV Solar; Exelon Corporation; Florida Power & Light Company; Friends Committee on National Legislation; Friends of the Earth; Fuel Cell Energy; Great River Energy; Greenpeace; GridPoint; the Home Depot, Inc.; Hydrogenics; Institute of Real Estate Management; Insulating Concrete Form Association; International Council of Shopping Centers; Johnson Matthey; Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Macy’s Inc.; Millennium Cell, Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.; MMA Renewable Ventures, LLC; North American Insulation Manufacturers Association; National Association of Home Builders; National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; National Association of REALTORS; National Electrical Manufacturers Association; National Small Business Association; National Tribal Environmental Council; National Wildlife Federation; Natural Resources Defense Council; New Voice of Business; Northeast Public Power Association; Oerlikon; Owens Corning; PG&E Corporation; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Plug Power, Inc.; Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association; PPG Industries; PPM Energy, Inc.; Public Citizen; Q-Cells AG; the Real Estate Roundtable; REgrid Power; ReliOn; Retail Industry Leaders Association; Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Safeway, Inc.; SANYO Energy (U.S.A) Corporation; SCHOTT Solar, Inc.; Schuco USA LP; Sharp Solar; Sierra Club; SkyFuel Inc.; Solar Energy Industries Association; Solar Integrated; Solar Millennium LLC; Solar Power, Inc.; Solar World; SOLEC-Solar Energy Corporation; Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Spire Solar, Inc.; SunEdison; SunPower Corporation; Suntech America, Inc.; Target Corporation; Trane; Trinasolar; Union of Concerned Scientists; United Solar Ovonic; the United Steelworkers; United Technologies Corporation; USA Biomass; US Fuel Cell Council; the Vote Solar Initiative; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Western Organization of Resource Councils; Western Renewables Group; Whirlpool Corporation; Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Xcel Energy Company.