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LeAnne Redick Wilson
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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

Access to reliable, affordable energy undergirds U.S. national and economic security, and a clean, healthy environment is essential for economic prosperity now and for future generations. Business Roundtable supports policies that capitalize on America’s strengths in technology and energy diversity to maximize U.S. energy options and preserve environmental quality. The business community has a special obligation to step forward and help build an environmentally and economically sustainable future.

Key Stats on Energy & Environment

Last updated Feb. 12, 2014

Committee Priorities

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of a successful energy policy. It can boost economic growth by decreasing energy costs while increasing productivity. Read More

Climate Change

Because the consequences of global warming for society and ecosystems are potentially serious and far-reaching, Business Roundtable believes that steps to address the risks of such warming are prudent and supports collective actions that will lead to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions on a global basis. Read More

Electricity Generation, Transmission & Distribution

Secure, reliable electricity supplies undergird U.S. economic growth and job creation and the electric power industry plays a key role in safeguarding the environment. Federal and state policies must encourage electricity generators to make full use of America’s diverse portfolio of energy resources to meet U.S. energy needs while ensuring positive environmental outcomes. Read More

Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline extension would deliver up to 830,000 barrels a day of new North American oil supplies to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. Building the pipeline would create jobs, boost economic growth and enhance U.S. energy security. Keystone XL should be approved without delay. Read More

Renewable Energy

Harnessing America’s abundant renewable energy resources in a cost-effective manner diversifies U.S. energy supplies, enhances U.S. energy security and advances environmental stewardship. Read More

Smart Energy & Environmental Regulation

Energy and environmental regulations should be based on sound science, undergo thorough net cost-benefit analysis, and take into consideration the net cumulative impact these regulations have on energy costs, economic growth and job creation – while being protective of human health and the environment. Read More

Sustainability

Business Roundtable CEOs are committed to making life better in the communities in which their companies operate, while also creating greater prosperity by driving economic growth and job creation. Day in and day out, Roundtable companies are developing innovative products that enrich lives, employing socially responsible business practices that strengthen communities, improving education, protecting the environment and enhancing economic opportunity. Read More

Traditional Energy Production

Oil, coal and natural gas supply more than 80 percent of U.S. energy needs and are vital to U.S. prosperity and economic competitiveness, while improvements in production and power generation methods are helping to reduce the environmental footprint of these energy resources. U.S. policy should expand access, remove barriers to increased production and encourage a smarter approach to energy and environmental regulation. Read More