Clean Energy Alliance Forms In California

An alliance of California business, labor, environmental and community leaders has formed the California Apollo Program, a comprehensive strategy that details how to continue creating clean energy jobs in the state.

The California Apollo Program is a blueprint for moving California toward broadly shared economic prosperity, energy security and climate stability, while reinforcing the state's commitment to a new clean energy future.

‘By implementing the California Apollo Program, we will be making the right moves to secure our economic future, retain our global leadership in clean energy and technological innovation, and engage the workers and businesses who can keep the world's eighth-largest economy growing,’ said Phil Angelides, chairman of the national Apollo Alliance. ‘The Apollo Alliance will work with our diverse coalition of business, labor, community and environmental leaders to ensure our state seizes the opportunity to invest in California businesses and create new jobs producing the clean technologies of the future.’

The California Apollo Program says that the state can create and keep clean energy jobs by doing the following:

– Modernizing the power grid to support clean energy generation and smart grid technology;

– Revitalizing rural California by expanding environmentally sustainable renewable energy and carbon sequestration projects;

– Investing in clean energy research and development; and

– Helping manufacturers retool their factories and retrain their employees to produce clean energy products.

SOURCE: The Apollo Alliance

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