United States Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) today joined leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance, the Institute for America’s Future, and the Center for American Progress to release a new report that offers a bold strategy to lead a 21st century green industrial transformation. The report, The Green Industrial Revolution and the United States: In the Clean Energy Race, Is the United States a Leader or a Luddite?, proposes maximizing the national strength of U.S. manufacturing by employing a region focused strategy for clean energy manufacturing.
The report focuses on the new green industrial revolution—driven by a variety of concerns and opportunities—that is gathering steam across the globe. In some regions, it is spurred by land and water scarcity. In others, it is driven by rising concerns about catastrophic climate change. And in even more regions, new energy technology and financial innovations have opened up exciting industrial and economic possibilities. Whatever the cause of this transformation, at its center is a new approach to energy characterized by an increasing commitment to renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency, and a 21st-century approach of generating and moving fuels and electricity that recognizes—not denies—our climate and natural resource challenges.
Listen to the press call releasing the report below.