Local Chambers in Action on Clean Energy: February 2018 Update

Welcome to your monthly update about local chambers and member businesses engaging on local economic development and clean energy issues and more.

Local Chamber News

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Local PA Chamber Leads Initiative to Grow Renewable Energy Jobs

“We have an opportunity to attract new jobs and investment in our region with clean energy, all while continuing to support our existing energy resources that have helped make Indiana County what it is today,” said Chamber of Commerce President James Struzzi II. More.

Local Chambers Express Disappointment in Tariffs on Solar Imports

“Local chambers of commerce are at the forefront of advocating for the economic growth of our communities. We are the on-the-ground experts on what does and does not work at the local and state level. And we know that renewable energy is an increasingly important opportunity for businesses and communities across the nation,” the co-chairs of CICE said. More.

Ohio’s Local Chamber Leaders Share Wind Benefits with Legislators

Wind energy has resulted in investments of more than $775 million in Ohio. This new “cash crop” delivers significant tax benefits to schools and other institutions, income to landowners and local supply chain businesses while supporting county services in communities able to host these wind farms. More.

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Local Arkansas Chamber Celebrates City’s Commitment to Clean Energy

“We know that many businesses—including our largest member, Walmart—want to fully power their operations with clean energy,” said Steve Clark, President of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce; and it’s important that we support them in seizing the economic opportunities in the clean energy transition.” More.

MD Chamber President Supports Offshore Wind Energy

“We strongly urge all to recognize just how much we stand to gain from harnessing our offshore wind power potential,” said William Chambers, President & CEO of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. More.

Clean Energy Business News

Clean Energy Demand Rising All Along the Supply Chain: New Deloitte Report

Trump's Solar Tariffs Are Clouding the Industry's Future: The New York Times

Amazon—a Top Clean Energy Buyer—Announces Finalists for Second Headquarters. The New York Times