Washington, D.C. (March 07, 2022) — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement:
"EEI and our member companies—America’s investor-owned electric companies—support the nomination of Joe Goffman to serve as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Air and Radiation. Joe has a tremendous record of working with stakeholders to develop policies to protect public health and the environment, and his previous experience with EPA and with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works makes him uniquely qualified to lead this office during such a pivotal time for our country.
"Today, carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, and 40 percent of our nation's electricity comes from clean, carbon-free sources, including nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, and solar energy. EEI’s member companies invest more than $120 billion each year in clean energy and related infrastructure, and we are focusing on the long-term planning and decision-making necessary to deliver resilient clean energy to customers. We look forward to continuing to work with Joe on EPA's efforts to take a coordinated and holistic approach to policymaking, which can help to provide a regulatory framework that supports these investments and accelerates the clean energy transition.
"EEI and our member companies commend Joe's long-standing commitment to public service, and we encourage the Senate to confirm his nomination without delay."