ASME, in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), has issued a proclamation outlining critical national energy priorities and programs for the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress to consider in the next several years. Twenty-one engineering societies, representing over one million engineers, have endorsed the ‘National Energy Policy Goals Proclamation” of ASME and IEEE-USA, which emphasizes research and development in new technologies as part of a comprehensive strategy to protect U.S. economic and national security.
The proclamation, which has been sent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, calls for maximizing the use of electric power and the modernization of the nation’s electric transmission grid. It also urges maximized use of electricity for the transportation sector, and the establishment of viable and sustainable national energy efficiency and conservation goals, among other objectives.
The full text of ‘National Energy Policy Goals Proclamation” is available online at http://files.asme.org/asmeorg/NewsPublicPolicy/GovRelations/PositionStatements/17931.pdf.