Business Praise for Clean Energy Victory Bonds Bills
Washington, DC – Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) praised the introduction of Clean Energy Victory Bonds bills in Congress. The legislation calls for government bonds that would support clean energy and energy efficiency.
“Responsible business leaders support a speedy transition to a clean energy economy. Clean Energy Victory Bonds would provide new investment for renewable and energy efficiency that will strengthen our economy, create jobs, and increase U.S. competitiveness globally. We applaud the members of Congress for their commitment to addressing climate change while also building our economy,“ said Jeffery Hollender, CEO of ASBC.
The legislation calls for the government to issue up to $50 billion per year in Clean Energy Victory Bonds that all Americans could purchase for as little as $25 per bond. The funds raised from the bonds would support solar, wind, battery storage, infrastructure, and energy efficiency technologies at the state and federal level, with tax incentives and credits for adopting the technologies by both businesses and individuals. The bill was introduced in the House by Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Doris Matsui and in the Senate by Senator Tom Udall.
American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all – people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle.