Friday, August 12, 2022
“You did this,” the president told me as I thanked him on behalf of E2 for creating and signing into law the most important climate and clean energy policy in history.
“No, I really mean it,” President Biden said, still squeezing my hand in a firm shake after a long day of hand shaking. “This only happened because you all kept pushing and pushing and pushing.``
“You never gave up,” he said.
I was fortunate to be at the White House — along with hundreds of fellow advocates, friends and business and climate champions — for the celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act, the legislation we’d all been pushing and pushing for more than a year.Read Bob's Full Blog
More than 3.2 million Americans were employed in renewable energy, energy efficiency, storage and grid modernization and clean fuels at the end of 2021, according to an E2 analysis of U.S. Department of Energy jobs data. Approximately 156,000 jobs were added across all clean energy and clean vehicle subsectors in 2021—more than half of all jobs added to the total energy sector. Clean energy and clean transportation now employs more than 40 percent of all energy workers in America. Two years after the COVID-19 economic downturn wiped out more than 600,000 clean energy jobs, nearly 75 percent of those jobs were regained.Download Now
Since its inception, E2 has been recognized as a leader in advocation for policies that protect the environment while building economic prosperity. Our members use their collective voice to make the business and industry case for strong state and federal policies that address pressing environmental problems.
Dara is cofounder of Exact Solar a leading installer of residential and small commercial solar energy systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2005 and the only company with extensive…
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