Giving Compass’ Take:
• Investing for innovation in clean energy is beneficial for the plant and the economy.
• What clean energy technology is showing the most promise? How can funders and legislators work together to produce results in this area?
It’s time for a little #realtalk about why it’s never been more important to support clean energy innovation with your attention, time, and yes, money.
The jobs are real. According to the annual Clean Jobs Midwest report, Illinois has 119,395 people employed in energy efficiency or renewable energy. It also shows that clean energy jobs grew 6x as fast as jobs in other sectors. The clean energy economy is powered by people that truly represent Illinois (including immigrants!) and come from a variety of manufacturing, engineering, science, and business backgrounds.
We believe investing in new innovations and technologies that can be commercialized and scaled is critical for not only addressing climate change and positive environmental impacts but also to 1) create good jobs 2) enhance national security 3) strengthen US competitiveness and 4) support disadvantaged populations.
Read the full article by Emily Achler about clean energy from Medium.
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