Council on Competitiveness to Release
100-Day Energy Action Plan for America
Sep 03, 2008 - Council on Competitiveness
- Market Wire
On September 9, the Council on Competitiveness
will release a 100-Day Energy Action Plan to guide the next
Administration and Congress toward a comprehensive energy
strategy. The Council -- comprised of corporate CEOs, university
presidents and labor leaders -- has developed a plan that
offers solutions to provide affordable energy for businesses
and individuals, retain and create quality domestic jobs,
and protect the environment.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Vice Chair of the
Council and president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
will deliver a luncheon address at the National Press Club.
She will identify the national security, economic, and environmental
risks and opportunities inherent in meeting the rising global
National Press Club Luncheon and Speech Tuesday,
September 9, 2008 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Press
Club, 529 14th Street, NW Register at www.npc.press.org
The energy challenge is the defining challenge
for the next President and Congress; it cannot be met with
a piecemeal strategy. America's future global leadership
and economic growth hinges on our ability to implement a
comprehensive national strategy for increasing energy security,
innovation and sustainability. This ability, in turn, will
hinge on multisector cooperation -- building on the same
type of business, labor, academic, and governmental leadership
that has come together at the Council.
The Council's "Energy Security, Innovation
and Sustainability (ESIS) Initiative" is led by Dr. Jackson
and her fellow co-chairs, Jim Owens, Chairman and CEO of
Caterpillar Inc.; and D. Michael Langford, National President
of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO. Mr. Langford
will join Dr. Jackson at the National Press Club event.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS -- The
Council on Competitiveness is the only group of corporate
CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed
to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S.
competitiveness in the global economy through the creation
of high-value economic activity in the United States.
Contact: Jennifer Carr Direct: 202-969-3405
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SOURCE: Council on Competitiveness