The World Resources Institute (WRI), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and clean technology companies will host a Senate briefing for lawmakers, staff, and journalists Tuesday, October 6, 2009. Companies representing the emerging clean energy industry in the Southeast United States will share their perspectives on jobs and economic growth in clean energy. They will also express how energy and climate legislation affects small and medium-sized businesses and how such policy action can support a competitive Southeast economy.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Light Lunch will be served)
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Greg Merritt, vice president of corporate marketing, Cree, Inc.
Michael Shore, president, FLS Energy, Inc.
Dell Jones, vice president of renewable project development, Regenesis Power, LLC
EDF’s Less Carbon More Jobs maps show there are green jobs and business opportunities available in the clean energy transition, particularly in the Southeast United States. WRI’s reports and state fact sheets show the region has immense potential to advance energy efficiency projects and develop clean energy resources. U.S. companies are waiting for federal clean energy and climate legislation and this briefing will educate lawmakers on the growth of the clean energy industry in recent years and send a signal that the time is right for Senate action.
Stephanie Hanson, WRI communications associate, +1(202) 729-7641, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Forres,WRI media officer, +1(202) 729-7736, email@example.com
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