|Carson Supports Strong Renewable Electricity Standard|
June 19, 2009
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman André Carson hosted a briefing to discuss a report issued by the Blue Green
Currently the House is considering H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which will include a similar RES requirement.
Congressman Carson’s statement on the report follows:
“As our recession continues, thousands of Hoosiers are losing good-paying jobs, leaving them without means to pay their bills and cover their most basic expenses. For the unemployed, new jobs are getting harder to find. So today, I was pleased to join the Blue Green Alliance in releasing a report that highlights the importance of strong a Renewable Electricity Standard—a common sense solution that will help to reverse our economic downturn, improve our environment and put thousands of Americans back to work.
“As our nation transitions to a green economy, our energy efficient technologies and equipment should be produced by American companies that employ American workers. Under a strong Renewable Electricity Standard, local investors, manufacturers, suppliers and workers can feel confident in their decision to be a part of this new renewable industry. This is the type of boost our struggling economy needs.”
More on the Blue Green
The Blue Green Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations. A copy of their RES report can be found at http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/press_room/press_releases?id=0031.
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