Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, attended a bipartisan meeting on energy and climate change at the White House this week. Following the meeting, he hosted a news conference to give an update on efforts to pass clean energy legislation and outline priorities for energy independence and clean energy manufacturing jobs.
‘At the meeting, there was broad agreement that the U.S. must transform our energy system,’ says Brown. ‘The stakes couldn't be higher – done right, a clean energy bill will be a jobs bill. It will prevent us from replacing our dependence on foreign oil with a dependence on Chinese-made clean energy components.’
Brown outlined two key priorities for clean energy legislation – the establishment of a revolving loan fund to help former auto suppliers and small- and mid-sized manufacturers retool for clean energy production and the expansion and improvement of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.
SOURCE: Office of Sen. Sherrod Brown