GREEN Act Introduced in House
June 14, 2013
Act Introduced in House
week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced
that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the
Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we
are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!
Act provides for a new $100 million competitive grant to develop CTE programs
of study curriculum focused on emerging careers and jobs in renewable energy,
energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. Additionally, the bill
encourages the development of career and technical education facilities that
are energy efficient and promotes the use of renewable energy practices.
“These new and exciting clean energy
technologies have enormous potential to grow our economy and move us towards a
sustainable energy future,” said Congressman McNerney. “it’s more important
than ever that we take steps to create these new clean energy jobs and provide
training for American workers to compete in this field.” Career and technical
education programs offer flexibility and responsiveness to economic and
workforce needs, placing CTE in a prime position to serve the growing and
evolving green energy industry. Please contact your Representative and
ask them to become a cosponsor of the GREEN Act!