17 Apr '12, 12pm

Doubling Down to Support Renewable Energy Jobs

Doubling Down to Support Renewable Energy Jobs

While in Vermont last month, President Obama called for a "doubling down" in support of clean energy. Prior to taking the stage before thousands of Vermonters, he was introduced by Jeanne Morrissey, the head of a local contracting company. Few watching knew one of the last times Jeanne spoke in public she stood heartfelt before a field of solar trackers, fighting back tears as she explained how the project provided her workers employment, enabling them to feed their families during tough economic times. (You can see it on YouTube .) As Vermonters—citizens of a state that was just ranked No.1 in the country for “green jobs per capita” by the Labor Department—we've really got something to be proud of. But Vermont's (and the nation's) growing renewable energy industry is creating far more than just "green jobs." When a solar tracker manufactured by our Williston-based company...

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