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Who are the Midwest’s young clean energy stars?

Traveling through the heartland for my work with E2, it became clear to me that young Midwesterners are leveraging the region’s manufacturing expertise to transform the Rust Belt into an advanced energy hub. To help tell this important story, E2 is launching our “Clean Power Players” project. In videos and in written profiles, we will highlight about a dozen Millennials who are part of a new generation of Midwestern clean energy business leaders. But we need your help.


Gov. Inslee charts future with more jobs, less carbon

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a forward-thinking plan designed to limit carbon pollution, increase clean energy and expand electric vehicles and cleaner transportation fuels. “This plan gives Washington the tools it needs to become a leader in clean energy and clean transportation – and benefit from the economic growth and jobs that come with it,” said E2 Pacific Northwest Chapter Director and Seattle resident Mark Liffmann.


Washington's Gov. Inslee targets polluters with billion-dollar cap-and-trade plan

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday laid out an ambitious plan for cutting Washington’s carbon emissions that would vault the state to the forefront of global efforts to combat climate change. The sweeping proposal drew cheers from a crowd of environmentalists, labor leaders and other supporters on hand for Inslee’s climate-plan unveiling at Seattle’s flagship REI store.

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Thanks to abundant renewable energy resources and smart state policies, Colorado is in a position to grow its economy with the federal Clean Power Plan.
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The Department of Defense has clearly stated that its reliance on fossil fuels is a threat to installations and troop security. DOD knows that renewable energy will save lives and money, and make our military more secure.

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Clean Energy Jobs Report: Q3 2014

More than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q3 2014. To continue job growth, Congress must extend clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.

The report notes that across the country, the military plays an important role brining clean energy to scale and creating good private-sector jobs.