San Jose, CA – June 1, 2017 – Silicon Valley Leadership Group is disappointed with President Trump’s announcement of his intention to pull out of the of the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. should lead by action on climate change, not retrench.
In life there are missteps and major stumbles,when it comes to our economy, environment and global moral standing, this move by our president is a major stumble. It would hurt not only companies that fund and manufacture solar panels and wind turbines, but also companies that do everything from make software that improves the energy efficiency of buildings to build charging stations for electric cars.This undercuts those efforts that benefit our economy and equally important, save our environment.
Action on climate change promotes clean energy markets where Silicon Valley companies compete well. Electrification of transportation, buildings and the renewable energy powering that electricity is the wave of the future and an area where Silicon Valley businesses compete well. Leadership Group companies continue to stand ready to provide these solutions to Californians, the country and around the world. This is why we’ve consistently supported local, state and federal efforts to address the problem and will continue to do so.