Press Release

White House Moves to Modernize Energy Grid

NRDC's Suh: ''A Top National Priority"

Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424, eheyd@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2015) -- The White House today released the first installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review, an unprecedented initiative launched by President Obama to modernize America’s energy infrastructure.

The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“The president is right to make this a top national priority. By focusing on how energy is transmitted, stored and distributed, this report charts a path toward a clean energy economy supported by a modernized energy grid. 

“A smart, 21st century power infrastructure – combined with the increasing deployment of energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy -- will ensure America's continued economic prosperity and competitiveness while protecting our health and the health of our planet by reducing carbon pollution -- and combating dangerous climate change.”

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