AWC Welcomes House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Report

Jul 01, 2020

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement regarding the release of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Staff Report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”

“AWC welcomes the Select Committee’s report and thanks them for engaging wood product manufacturers in their process. We look forward to further reviewing the report’s recommendations and a bipartisan process to put forth policies to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment.

“As governments and the private sector seek to improve the environmental performance of buildings and reduce their carbon footprint, there is growing recognition that using wood from responsibly managed forests is part of the solution. Wood is a material principally manufactured using carbon-neutral biomass energy and having the unique characteristic of sequestering carbon for the life of the structure. As a result, greater use of wood in construction can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help meet sustainability and energy efficiency goals in building projects.”

Note: AWC’s full comments to the Select Committee are available here.