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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association composed of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, has released a set of principles to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

According to EEI, the three components that would be critical to any federal action or legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions include ensuring the development and cost-effective deployment of a full suite of climate-friendly technologies, minimizing economic disruption to customers and avoiding harm to the competitiveness of U.S. industry, and ensuring an economy-wide approach to carbon reductions.

"No matter what path America chooses to address greenhouse gases, success will require an aggressive and sustained commitment by the industry and policymakers to the development and deployment of a full suite of technology options," says Tom Kuhn, EEI's president.

Among the principles EEI outlines is a reliable and reasonably priced electric supply to maintain the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, and public policies and initiatives to accelerate the development of energy efficiency programs.

To read the full list of principles, visit EEI's Web site at www.eei.org


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