Monday, October 26, 2009

Clean Energy Transition Promises Brighter Economic Prospects

Two CEO's, including that of the Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation, lay down the case that for a brighter economic future, a transition to clean energy is the way to go:

If we're serious about strong recovery and long-term economic health, we need to get to work building our new energy economy — the most promising new engine for sustainable prosperity.

Our regional economy is living proof that prosperity and environmental protection go hand in hand. And climate change has emerged as a new and urgent challenge not only to ecosystems, but to human and economic systems — our water supplies, our hydropower system, our food production, our health. Smart solutions are much cheaper than unmitigated climate disruption.

Those who suggest that national climate and clean energy policy will set us back economically are missing the boat. The clean-energy transition is likely to be the strongest driver of innovation and prosperity globally for decades to come.


Those of you in swing states, especially, please call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to support -- and strengthen -- the Boxer/Kerry Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733).

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