Energy demands add up as GOP struggles with relief bill

Originally published by E&E

“Energy policy was absent from McConnell’s remarks, but seven GOP senators yesterday urged him to include assistance for the struggling clean energy sector (E&E News PM, July 23).

The letter came after a lobbying blitz in recent days by the clean energy industry and its advocates.

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, the conservative clean energy group, and the Conservative Energy Network held a series of virtual meetings with dozens of Republican lawmakers and offices this week, touting polling that shows that the vast majority of GOP voters support taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

One signatory — Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) — said earlier this week at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ virtual summer policy conference that energy-specific provisions “are largely being left out.”


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