Massachusetts companies urge Brown to support a clean energy plan


From Green Right Now Reports

Ceres, the Clean Economy Network and New England Clean Energy Council have joined with more than 50 Massachusetts businesses to urge Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) to provide bipartisan leadership to level the playing field for Massachusetts green companies.

Organized by, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, the 50 companies signed on to an ad encouraging Sen. Brown to support a clean energy climate plan that includes a price on carbon pollution. Highlighting the senator’s own remarks in favor of a clean energy economy, the ad quoted the senator’s response on the Howie Carr Show, during which he said that “we have great technology, we have great ideas, but we don’t have the funds … We’re not providing a level playing field for these Massachusetts green companies to really get cracking. And it’s unfortunate.”

The ad said that “providing a level playing field for Massachusetts companies to raise capital, grow their operations, create thousands of jobs, and serve regional and global markets requires long term, consistent climate and energy policies that include a price on carbon pollution.”

“Massachusetts businesses know that America’s long term success in the clean energy economy depends on establishing a price on carbon,” Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, said in a statement.  “The more than 50 Massachusetts companies on this ad are telling Scott Brown that they need his help with passing a clean energy and climate bill to grow and create jobs here in Massachusetts.”

The print ad was part of a larger $1 million advertising campaign demonstrating business support for action on a clean energy climate plan.

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