Arizona Technology Council Commends U.S. House for Passing BBBA to Help Lower Energy Costs, Create Jobs and Cut Pollution Causing Climate Change
Act Would Expand Arizona's Clean Energy Economy and Create Millions of New Jobs, Providing a Path to Prosperity for Decades to Come
PHOENIX - Nov. 22, 2021 - PRLog -- The US House passed President Biden's Build Back Better Act (BBBA), heavily supported by the Arizona Technology Council, sending the jobs and climate measures to the U.S. Senate. The BBBA is the most significant investment in clean energy and remedies to counteract climate change in U.S. history. This vote is a major step on the path toward reducing the carbon pollution that drives climate change while creating jobs and lowering costs for millions of Arizonans. The Council advocates the Senate must move swiftly to pass the BBBA and its climate provisions.
"The Council thanks the House and Rep. Tom O'Halleran for taking the lead on clean energy and supporting a budget that cuts pollution, lowers energy costs for families and boosts Arizona's economy," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council. "Supporting and investing in clean energy solutions are critical to the health of our ecosystem, as well as the growth of our economy and technology sector. We now need Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to follow O'Halleran's lead and vote for the Build Back Better Act."
If signed into law, the BBBA would set the U.S. on a path toward a reduction of up to 52% in carbon pollution by 2030. That's the same goal scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Time is running out and Arizona needs all its elected officials to support the act.
The Council has been a major advocate of the BBBA and its promise of expanding the clean energy economy and creating millions of new jobs. In early November, Zylstra penned an op-ed for the Arizona Capitol Times supporting passage of the BBBA. In addition, the Council and its partners have made clean energy investment and innovation a legislative priority for 2022 and beyond in their 2022 Public Policy Guide.
Here is what is included in this historic legislation:
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together visionaries, leaders and employees to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.