The heads of six Pennsylvania companies have formed the United States Center for Energy Leadership (USCEL) in order to establish a stable energy environment for the U.S.
The founding members are Andy Hannah, CEO of Plextronics; Aris Candris, CEO of Westinghouse; Paul Evanson, CEO of Allegheny Energy; Murry Gerber, CEO of EQT; J. Brett Harvey, CEO of CONSOL Energy; and Keith Schaefer, CEO of BPL Global.
USCEL will advocate for new and innovative technological developments that will impact all of these areas. The group will also work to address specific governmental policy, investment and technology issues that have direct bearing on the energy industry.
‘While the organizations in this group may represent different and competing segments of the energy industry, it's clear to each of us that there's no one technology that can fulfill all energy demands. Instead, we need to utilize all of our resources to address the energy issues that face this country and develop innovative ways to re-establish the United States as a leader in energy technology development.’
USCEL chose Pittsburgh as its home because the region offers an abundance of natural resources, global business leaders, technology innovation, transportation and infrastructure support, as well as a university system that generates new technology and a qualified workforce.
USCEL plans to provide expert opinions on a range of public policy issues that impact the national energy strategy, promote national funding strategies that accelerate the development, and improve and adopt technology that enhances U.S. business competitiveness in global energy markets.
SOURCE: Westinghouse Electric Co.