Council to Issue 100-Day Action Plan in National Press Club Speech

August 22, 2008 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Photo of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Vice Chair of Council on Competitiveness (CoC), and co-chair of the Council’s energy initiative.

The Council on Competitiveness will release its 100-Day Energy Action Plan for the next administration and Congress at a National Press Club Luncheon September 9. Shirley Ann Jackson, university vice chair of the Council and co-chair of the Energy Security, Innovation and Sustainability (ESIS) Initiative, will deliver the luncheon address.

The Council began to develop this plan more than a year ago with the guidance of more than 200 CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and energy experts. Long before the urgency and political charge that surrounds the energy debate today, the Council recognized that energy security is a competitiveness issue that is directly linked to America’s productivity and standard of living. The initiative, which is a result of the recommendations in the Council’s seminal report in 2004, Innovate America, is led by Dr. Jackson and her fellow co-chairs, James Owens, CEO of Caterpillar, Inc.; and Michael Langford, National President of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO.

America’s future global leadership and economic growth hinges on our ability to implement a comprehensive national strategy for increasing energy security, innovation and sustainability. The Council’s plan offers solutions to provide affordable energy for businesses and individuals, produce domestic jobs and protect the environment.

Seating for this event is limited. Please visit National Press Club Online for ticket information.


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