(Washington, DC) -- PG&E Corporation today issued the following statement from Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Federal and Environmental Affairs Steven L. Kline, commenting on the release of a framework for comprehensive energy and climate legislation by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT):
"We commend Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman for taking this important step to advance legislation in the Senate and move the nation closer to adopting a comprehensive climate change and energy policy. We believe smart climate and energy policy will strengthen our economy and – at the same time - enable us to responsibly lower greenhouse gas emissions."
"At a time when the country and the Congress face a number of pressing issues, the release of today's bi-partisan framework is a reminder that climate change and energy legislation must remain a top priority for America. By crafting smart, responsible climate and energy policy, we can provide certainty for business, spur investments in new technology, enhance America's long-term economic competitiveness, protect consumers and address the most pressing environmental issue of our time."
"PG&E looks forward to working with the Senators and all parties throughout the process to ensure passage of a bill that establishes a market-based system that caps carbon pollution, controls costs for consumers and puts a value on clean energy to incentivize new investments in technology and efficiency."
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