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IP Jones serves on energy commission

Energy experts make up bipartisan group

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Newton B. Jones was named to the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) in July. The bipartisan group includes 20 of the nation’s leading energy experts representing the highest ranks of industry, government, academia, labor, and consumer and environmental protection.

The commission advises Congress, the Executive Branch, states, and other policymakers regarding longterm U.S. policy. It seeks to identify and overcome barriers to reforming energy policy. NCEP is currently focusing on three critical, long-term issues: oil security, climate change, and energy infrastructure adequacy and siting.

Also representing labor interests on the commission is Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers of America.

The Boilermakers union has become increasingly engaged in the national debate on climate change and energy, said Jones. He noted the work of Legislative Director Abe Breehey, who has testified before Congress and has helped to fashion a cap-and-trade bill.

“It’s vital that our union has a voice on energy matters,” said Jones. “The course we take on energy policy will affect not only Boilermaker jobs but also how our country deals with climate change. This bipartisan commission allows organized labor to bring its concerns and ideas to the table.”

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Published on the Web: January 8, 2010

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