Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2021) — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement:
“On behalf of America’s investor-owned electric companies, EEI congratulates Michael Regan on his confirmation to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Administrator Regan has a strong commitment to public service and brings tremendous experience leading a team dedicated to protecting public health and the environment.
“EEI’s member companies are leaders on clean energy, and carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector are at their lowest level in more than 30 years and continue to fall. We are committed to getting the energy we provide as clean as we can as fast as we can, without compromising on the reliability and affordability that our customers value.
“We look forward to working with Administrator Regan on the many environmental issues facing our industry, including the development of strong and cost-effective federal regulations on methane emissions throughout the natural gas supply chain for new and existing sources, and aggressive new rules for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles to help drive electrification and reduce emissions from the transportation sector.
“EEI and our member companies also are committed to working with Administrator Regan and other leaders across the Biden Administration to build the critical energy grid infrastructure we need to deliver safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy to our customers. With the right policies and the right technologies, a 100 percent clean energy future can be more than a goal. It can be a reality for all Americans.”