Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
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.
The President's call for national leadership in clean economy innovation promises special benefit for communities in the Northwest.
U.S. greentech startups captured four out of the five highest grossing VC rounds of 2010, according to the MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Fernandez said, “This EDA investment will support local businesses and strengthen the local workforce by helping to prepare College of Southern Idaho students for jobs in the state’s growing alternative energy sector.”