Policy & Politics

The remarkable influence of business in policy

The Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) represents businesses at the state and local level to make shifts in policy. Graham Richard, CEO of AEE and former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, spoke at the recent Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) conference in San Francisco about his optimism about where we are in the transition to a low carbon economy.

He describes why a focus on policy change is key, and why business is in a unique position of influence to lead that change. 

"If you’ve got companies that won’t grow or expand in a state because you can’t get access to clean power, that becomes a different economic driver," said Richard.