Growth Energy Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

WASHINGTON, DC — Following President Obama’s State of the Union speech, Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy issued the following statement:

I applaud the President for outlining ambitious policy goals for renewable energy. Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil is imperative for developing a sustainable, cleaner fuel for the future.

“The biofuels industry is already working for the American people, and with a renewed emphasis on sustainable biofuels, our industry will continue to create good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced, revitalize our economy, drive cutting edge research and investment, as well as provide consumers with a choice and savings at the pump, all while reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil that costs taxpayers and our military billions.

“I am pleased that President Obama will continue to pursue policies that increase the use of cleaner, renewable energy, which is better for our environment and the air we breathe. 

“Growth Energy and its members stand ready to work with the President, his administration and Congress to help achieve these critical goals.”

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