Support for the IMPACT Act

Blog Post | May 10, 2010 - 3:15 pm

<p>Last summer Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio introduced the <strong>Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology (IMPACT) Act</strong>, which would:</p>

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<li><strong>Establish a 2-year, $30-billion Manufacturing Revolving Loan Fund</strong>. States would receive grants to establish revolving loan funds to assist small- and medium-sized firms in retooling, expanding or establishing domestic clean energy manufacturing operations, and in becoming more energy efficient.</li>
<li><strong>Expand and focus Manufacturing Extension Partnerships on Clean Energy Manufacturing</strong>. The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a division of the Department of Commerce&rsquo;s National Institute of Standards and Technology, would receive $1.5 billion in federal funds over five years to help manufacturers access clean energy markets and adopt innovative, energy-efficient manufacturing technologies.</li>
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<p>This legislation, backed by a broad coalition of business, labor and environmental leaders, invests in America&#39;s capacity to domestically produce the equipment of the clean energy future &mdash; solar panels, wind turbines, energy efficiency systems, and the countless components that go into them. The <a href="http://apolloalliance.org/">Apollo Alliance</a> estimates that this bill would create 2.7 million jobs.</p>

<p>Please join the <strong>National Association of Manufacturers</strong>, Alliance for American Manufacturing, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Precision Metalforming Association and <strong>over 230 U.S. businesses</strong> in supporting Senator Brown&#39;s IMPACT Act.</p>

<p>You can go here; <a href="http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6420/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY... http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6420/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY... to endorse IMPACT quickly or to learn more about it.</p>

<p>If you have any questions about the above site or this initiative, please direct them to Ron Ruggiero of the Apollo Alliance:<br />
<br />
Ron Ruggiero<br />
Field Director<br />
Apollo Alliance<br />
cell: 503-358-1816<br />
<a href="mailto:ruggiero@apolloalliance.org">ruggiero@apolloalliance.org</a></p>