Policy, Industry, Labor Leaders Release Bipartisan Energy Plan
March 5, 2013
It’s not easy finding common ground in Washington, D.C., these days. Getting Democrats and Republicans – not to mention business and labor – to agree on anything seems an impossible challenge.
The report – America’s Energy Resurgence – offers numerous policy recommendations to advance energy independence, encourage research and innovation and support investment in a wide array of energy sources.
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a nonprofit think tank formed in 2007 by former Senate majority leaders from both parties: Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell.
The 157-page report is a product of the BPC’s Energy Project Board – comprised of industry, labor, government and scientific leaders.
Says former North Dakota Sen. Bryon Dorgan, who co-chairs the Energy Project:
Of particular interest to IBEW members are the report’s recommendations on work force development. International President Edwin Hill is a member of the Energy Project. He says:
As the report says:
It recommends Congress work with the departments of Energy and Labor to evaluate state and regional training needs and encourage collaboration among industry stakeholders to help develop worker training programs.
Click here to read a summary.