Brown's Bill Would Keep Clean Energy Jobs in US

Environmental Protection Magazine

More than 150 businesses across the country have endorsed U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's "Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology (IMPACT) Act," a bill to boost domestic clean energy manufacturing and ensure that new clean energy jobs stay in the United States, according to the Apollo Alliance.

Endorsers represent a broad spectrum of U.S. industry, including manufacturers, distributors, labor unions, and clean energy producers. In June, U.S. manufacturers continued to shed jobs at an alarming rate, accounting for nearly 30 percent of overall U.S. job losses. Though the stimulus and renewable energy policies being considered by Congress -- such as a Renewable Energy Standard and a carbon cap -- will generate unprecedented demand for clean energy parts and systems, 70 percent of America's clean and efficient energy systems are currently produced abroad.

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