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Ross Macfarlane of Climate Solutions gives his take on increasing trade with growing Asian economies, but in a way "that will really create better jobs on both sides of the Pacific, rather than becoming a resource colony for the dirtiest and least valuable commodities."
The goal of growing a local biodiesel industry has proved popular enough to draw some diverse supporters to the plan, including eastern Washington farmers, and clean economy groups like Climate Solutions. Rep. Jacks said he expects support from Republicans and Democrats from both sides of the Cascades.
A series of energy efficiency ideas that come from Gov. John Kitzhaber's office as well as Oregon Environmental Council and Climate Solutions are headed to the Oregon legislature.
Hosts for the roundtable featuring Van Jones were Climate Solutions and the Oregon Environmental Council, two organizations backing energy efficiency in Oregon as a path to green jobs and better energy management.
"With this grant approval by the Department of Commerce, we are on our way to establishing the Peninsula region as a leader in renewable energy programs for this part of the country, said Kent Myers, City Manager of Port Angeles, a public partner in the Clallam County Economic Development Council.