In an attempt to counteract the politically-charged dialogue that has sprung up around the industry, Bloomberg reports that a new political action committee has formed to support a broader approach to energy.
Known as Accelerating Energy Leadership, or Accel, the group promotes an "all-of-the-above" approach to energy, including fossil fuels like oil and natural gas as well as renewable energy sources like solar power and wind power. However, the group is careful to keep the language of these energies neutral on many of the more contentious points.
"We want to avoid the catch words - clean energy, green energy - that set people off in the wrong way," Tim Greeff, the group's treasurer, told Bloomberg. "The political rhetoric is starting to dictate and override any pragmatic solutions."
Accel's "all-of-the-above" strategy mimics the approach taken by the Obama administration, which has supported endeavors like the Keystone XL oil pipeline and expanded offshore drilling, while also strongly encouraging the adoption of renewable energy.