Columbus, OH: Senator Brown joined a panel of experts, activists and business owners to discuss the role of clean manufacturing in tackling climate change while creating good jobs in the Appalachian region.
A full list of speakers included:
As ReImagine Appalachia’s recent studies have underscored, the industrial sector uses a third of the energy in Appalachia. For some industrial consumers, such as the chemical sector, energy can represent as much as 60 percent of total costs. With the right federal infrastructure investments and fair-trade policies, the region could become a 21st century manufacturing powerhouse.