From: The Honorable Jerry McNerney
Sent By: Teresa.Frison@mail.house.gov
Bill: H.R. 2368
Date: 7/12/2014

Current Cosponsors: Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Edwards, Donna; Huffman, Jared; Polis, Jared; Tonko, Paul; Esty, Elizabeth; Takano, Mark; Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho; Lofgren, Zoe; Conyers, John; Kaptur; Marcy; Chu, Judy; Ruiz, Raul; Holt, Rush; Lee, Barbara; Keating, William; Capps, Lois; Wilson, Fredrica; Rangel, Charlie; Honda, Mike; Peters, Scott; Shea-Porter, Carol

                                                           Support Green Jobs and Green Education

Dear Colleague:

Our nation is changing and new and exciting technologies have the potential to move us towards a more sustainable energy future. The development and operation of new energy resources will require a highly skilled work force, and our country has the opportunity to create an entire spectrum of high-quality green jobs.

That is why I introduced H.R. 2368, the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act. This legislation will create unique partnerships in the renewable and sustainable energy fields that will train young Americans to develop, operate, and maintain clean energy systems. This legislation is supported by the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.

The GREEN Act fulfills a key need by creating a bridge between secondary and postsecondary schools so that students can transition from high school with technical knowledge that will be expanded and honed in a postsecondary environment.  Specifically, the bill provides funding for partnerships between secondary schools, career and technical schools or community colleges, and industry partners to develop new curricula and teaching programs in the renewable energy field. The legislation also provides opportunities for technical schools to upgrade their own energy systems to serve as model training facilities.

Innovative green energy educational programs will allow young Americans to better compete in today’s changing economy. I encourage you to become a cosponsor of the GREEN Act. For questions or to cosponsor, please contact Teresa Frison of my staff at teresa.frison@mail.house.gov or extension 5-1947.

Sincerely,

/s/Jerry McNerney

Member of Congress