ACCF Thanks Outgoing Energy Secretary Perry, Praises Continued Leadership at Department of Energy Under Brouillette
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) thanked outgoing U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today for his leadership and vision in guiding U.S. energy policy for the last two and a half years. The ACCF also expressed enthusiasm and confidence for continued strong leadership under incoming Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield issued the following statement:
“Secretary Perry has been a tireless public servant as Governor of Texas and Secretary of Energy. He has worked hard to help the U.S. meet its goals of energy independence and fostering economic growth by harnessing our existing energy sources and prioritizing innovation in sectors that will provide the next generation of energy supply. Incoming Secretary Dan Brouillette has the depth and experience that will be critical to providing the right kind of leadership at the Department of Energy. He is highly regarded for his knowledge of energy policy; has the confidence of Democrats and Republicans alike; and has the respect of the broad spectrum of American business, academia, and the think tank community and the media. We wish Secretary Perry all of the best and look forward to working with Secretary Brouillette.”
Both Perry and Brouillette are veterans of “Washington’s Last Salon,” hosted by the ACCF. These monthly off-the-record gatherings include senior White House and Administration policymakers, Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, business executives and the media for a real conversation on topical economic policy issues.
On September 26th, 2018 the ACCF hosted Energy Secretary Rick Perry for a stimulating discussion on “Accelerating Energy Innovation.”
The ACCF hosted two economic policy salons with Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, one on February 6, 2018, on “Modernizing our Energy Innovation Infrastructure” and another on July 16th, “U.S. Energy Policy: Resurrecting Nuclear Power.”