(Washington DC) – PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) Chief Sustainability Officer
and Vice President of Corporate Environmental and Federal Affairs, Steven Kline, issued the
following comments related President Obama's State of the Union Address.
"We applaud President Obama's strong statement on the need for Congress to complete
work on a comprehensive energy and climate bill this year. Business needs certainty
regarding our nation's long-term climate and energy policy so that it can plan and make
investments that will benefit our economy and our environment.
"We look forward to working with the White House, Democrats, Republicans and
Independents to develop legislative solutions that enhance our national and energy security,
protects and creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and stimulates our economy. We
are encouraged by the efforts to date of Senators Kerry, Lieberman and Graham and are
hopeful that others will join them in doing what is necessary to make America a leader in the
new clean energy economy. We wholeheartedly agree with the President's statement that 'the
nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy.'
We will also continue to work in partnership with the other members of the U.S. Climate
Action Partnership, the Clean Energy Group and our industry to advance legislation this
PG&E Corporation is an energy-based holding company headquartered in San Francisco,
California. With assets valued at $34 billion, its operations include electric and gas distribution,
natural gas and electric transmission, and electric generation. It is the parent company of Pacific Gas
and Electric Company, one of the largest investor-owned gas and electric utilities in the country.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company serve approximately 15 million customers throughout northern and