Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Green energy initiatives

MF: Make sure funds are dedicated to green improvements -- don't raid fund. Big growth area. We have raided funds to balance budget. Work with community and technical colleges to train for green jobs. Look at tax credits -- working well in other states. Collaborate between govt, education and industry.
TF: Green jobs can contribute to high value-added jobs. Be careful because energy costs are high -- cannot increase energy costs. Green energy must lower costs. Policy must reduce energy costs - govt should not choose technology. Let market decide.
OG: Energy costs -- deregulation a mistake, took away generation. Still have to rely on oil and natural gas. Green -- market will decide about best use of capital -- free market investment -- green technology or manufacturing -- up to market

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