Van testified, “If we are smart, we will make the invention, manufacturing and deploying of clean energy technology a cornerstone of the next American economy – and create green pathways out of poverty, while we do it.”
With the support included in this package, we will do just that. The massive investments in weatherization, state energy efficiency grants, and federal building efficiency are some of the safest and smartest investments our country can make right now. They put money into the
pockets of American workers and pay for themselves in the form of energy savings and lower energy prices. This energy efficiency “double dividend” is a proven, reliable phenomenon that our current weak economy must exploit.
The Select Committee recently released a Green Economic Recovery information sheet detailing how the stimulus package will re-power America, doubling our renewable energy production and investing $69 billion in jobs that put shovels in the ground and windmills in the sky. It will jump start waste-cutting efficiency projects and invest in desperately needed advanced battery technologies to ensure the clean cars of tomorrow are built here at home. Read the report here:
The recovery package provides tax relief for 95% of Americans and targets investments in key areas to turn around the economy. We are facing enormous challenges in Massachusetts, but we also have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create new jobs, invest in vital priorities and position our economy for future growth. This package is a major down payment on the clean, renewable energy future Massachusetts and this country have been waiting for and desperately need. I strongly urge you to join me in supporting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Speaker Pelosi’s site has more information on the different provisions in the package: http://www.speaker.gov/newsroo…