E2: NEW EPA STANDARDS WILL RESULTS IN MORE JOBS, LESS CARBON
WASHINGTON - June 2, 2014 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) New Environmental Protection Agency standards that for the first time will cut carbon pollution from power plants are an economic catalyst that will drive innovation and investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency and will trigger economic growth throughout the United States, according to the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
By sending a clear market signal to businesses that America is on the path to a clean energy future, these common-sense standards will create hundreds of thousands of good, high-paying jobs that will help make our nation's workforce more competitive.
Following is a statement from Bob Keefe, executive director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2):
"Here's what these standards mean for America: More jobs, less carbon pollution."
Since 2012, more than 185,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs have been announced in every state in the country, according to E2, which tracks clean energy job announcements at www.cleanenergyworksforus.org, and recently released its latest quarterly clean jobs report. But that's just the beginning, according to Keefe.
States that lead in adapting strong implementation plans to meet the new EPA standards will be the states that lead in clean energy job creation in the future, Keefe said.
"This is just the sort of catalyst states need to take clean energy jobs to a new level.
"Anyone who suggests otherwise apparently doesn't believe in American businesses' ability to innovate and lead," Keefe said.
E2 member Steve Cowell, who is the chairman and CEO of Conservation Services Group, a company that specializes in mid- to large-scale energy efficiency programs for residential homes, and in integrating demand response and renewables with efficiency programs in 25 states, agrees, stating: "Cutting carbon pollution will drive job growth and energy savings through efficiency. The EPA's standards also represent a long-overdue step toward finally addressing the mounting business costs that come with climate change."
From big companies like Best Buy and Bank of America to start-up entrepreneurs, businesses resoundingly support cutting carbon pollution and expanding clean energy to help both the economy and the environment. In the bellwether state of North Carolina, for instance, polling released today by E2 shows that 54 percent of small business owners say it would be good for the state's economy to reduce industrial carbon pollution from fossil fuels and increase renewable energy sources.
About 55 percent said they think it was important for NC lawmakers to take steps to address climate change in order to protect the state's environment and economy.
To see the North Carolina poll results, see: http://cleanenergyworksforus.org
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E2 is a nonpartisan, national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policies that grow the economy. We are entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who collectively have been involved in the financing, founding or development of more than 1,700 companies that have created more than 570,000 jobs. Our members manage billions of dollars in venture and private equity capital that will flow over the next several years into new companies. For more information, visit www.e2.org.
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