FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Erin Bzymek, email@example.com, 202-706-6916
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2012) Today, President Obama speaking in Albany, New York at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) NanoTech Complex, urged Congress to prioritize a ‘To Do’ list of items that would boost job creation across the country including in the clean energy sector. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster:
“The President, today, spoke to the need of taking action on critical job creation measures and urged Congress to act on overdue policies. We are pleased that the President included the need for reinvestments in the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit which is critical to the wind, solar, and other renewable industries. The President today also called for reinvestments to the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit, 48C which is essential to increase U.S. clean manufacturing capacity. This isn’t just a ‘To Do List’ that will create jobs and help restore middle class security the President endorses; it’s one that businesses and people across America are calling for action on also.
“Extending the Production Tax Credit through 2016 would increase total wind-supported jobs to 95,000, with total wind investment growing to $16.3 billion and a $5 billion investment in Section 48C could create as many as tens of thousands more jobs in manufacturing. Congress’s top priority should be Americas’ top priority which is jobs.”
The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. Launched in 2006, the strategic partnership now brings together major U.S. labor unions and America's most influential environmental organizations and unites more than 14 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.