Over 50 clean energy business leaders from companies throughout Massachusetts have signed a letter urging Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., to work across state and party lines to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation.
The businesses are members of the New England Clean Energy Council, an industry trade association whose mission is to accelerate New England's clean energy economy by building an active community of stakeholders.
The letter encourages Brown to consider the ability of energy and climate legislation to ‘create millions of new American jobs by providing market certainty and enabling a transition to a new energy economy.’Â
‘Massachusetts already has a small but vibrant cluster of committed clean energy investors, entrepreneurs and growing companies,’ says Nick d'Arbeloff, president of the New England Clean Energy Council. ‘If Congress puts a price on carbon, this cluster will benefit tremendously, enabling the commonwealth to become a leader in creating jobs to provide clean energy solutions to the global marketplace.’Â
The letter goes on to say that the U.S. needs cooperative and coordinated action in public policy and in the private sector in order to lead a new industrial revolution involving clean energy.Â
To read the full letter, visit cleanenergycouncil.org.
SOURCE: The New England Clean Energy Council Â