Champions of Change: Clean Energy
Investing in American innovation and ingenuity is crucial to winning the jobs and industries of the future. That’s why this week we’re highlighting communities who have embraced innovative clean energy as an economic driver. These Champions of Change are already taking big steps to help create a secure energy future and reach the President’s goal of reducing the amount of imported oil by one-third in the coming years while creating jobs and growing the economy.
Miami-Dade will be piping methane gas from their regional landfill to the adjacent wastewater plant to generate a significant portion of the massive facility's future electricity needs.
Philadelphia is using a portion of its EECBG grant, to change out over 50,000 traffic bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs and save $1 million per year in energy savings.
Jon, co-founder of Everblue, is a veteran of the war in Iraq, founded and runs what has become the largest training company in the country for building energy management and sustainable building.
JC is the President of Woodline Solutions which provides project consulting services.
Will is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the DC Project, a non-profit based in the nation’s capital organized around the mission of creating clean energy career opportunities for people in need.
Kimberly is the Vice President of conferences and events for Greenbuild.
Chris is the Senior VP of Marketing and Sales for the Pella Corporation.