CHARLOTTE, N.C.,Jan. 12, 2016/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Jay Faison, the Founder and CEO of theClearPath Foundation, issued the following statement in advance of President Obama's final State of the Union Address to Congress:

"President Obama's last State of the Union address provides a unique opportunity to change the clean energy debate and introduce new ideas and policies conservatives can support.Proponents of bigger government and heavy-handed regulationshouldn't be the only voices advocating for change.There are conservative clean energy solutions we need to start embracing that will lead us into the 21stcentury.

"Conservatives can win on clean energy.Unlike the subsidies and red tape that have characterized current government policy, we shouldn't continue to ignorecleaner technologies like hydroelectric and nuclear power that make up nearly 80 percent of our current clean energy supply andhave been pushed aside by this Administration.

"It's past time to stop pointing fingers and start applying market-based principles that capitalize on innovation.ClearPath is working to stimulate such a debate and mobilize conservatives. We can strengthen thestate of our union and ensure our energy security with a conservative policy agenda that will foster a cleaner environment for future generations."

About ClearPath

ClearPath is dedicated to building support for conservative clean energy solutions for the21stcentury through market-based principles that capitalize on innovation. Established in 2014 by entrepreneurJay Faison, the Foundation advances its mission through strategic grant-making, advocacy, and digital platforms. For more information, visit ClearPath.org (http://ClearPath.org).