in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has released an online map that identifies and profiles more than 1,200 companies in key manufacturing states poised to grow their business and create new jobs if Congress passes a cap on global warming pollution.

The interactive map, which can be viewed online at LessCarbonMoreJobs.org, highlights hundreds of companies and communities in coal country, the rust belt and other manufacturing.

LessCarbonMoreJobs.org identifies the locations, products and services, as well as select case studies and worker profiles for companies in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Virginia and Florida.

Among the business leaders highlighted is Jeff Metts, owner and president of Dowding Industries, a Michigan-based manufacturer of large-scale machinery and parts that is hiring laid-off auto workers to build wind turbine components.

"We've tapped into a workforce eager to apply its skills from previous jobs to our new ventures, and the result has been incredible," says Metts. "We're ready to do much more."

LessCarbonMoreJobs.org allows visitors to search by state, Congressional district and media market to find companies manufacturing wind turbine components, shipping solar panel equipment and installing energy-efficient building materials. The site also provides business details and contact information for companies in each profiled state.

For more information, visit edf.org.

SOURCE: Environmental Defense Fund


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

AWEA: 2014 Installed Capacity Easily Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984