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GREEN Act Introduced in House

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June 14, 2013

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GREEN Act Introduced in House

This 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!

The GREEN 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!

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