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High Road Serves on Pew Green Economy Advisory Board

pewIn 2008-2009, High Road Strategies principal Joel Yudken served on the advisory board of the Pew Charitable Trusts Green Economy Scorecard project. The goal of the project was to count the number of actual jobs, companies and investments in every state and the District of Columbia aimed at developing clean, renewable sources of energy, increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, and conserving water and other natural resources. The study concluded that jobs and businesses in the emerging clean energy economy have grown at a faster rate than U.S. jobs overall, and are poised for even greater growth, driven by increasing consumer demand, venture capital infusions by investors eager to capitalize on new market opportunities, and policy reforms by federal and state lawmakers seeking to spur America’s fiscal recovery, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect the environment. The results of the study were presented in a report, Clean Energy Economy, Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America (June 2009).  Collaborative Economics in Mountain View, CA headed up the effort under contract from the Pew Center on the States and Pew Environment Group of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Other advisory board members included Marilyn Brown, Professor, School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology, Joe Cortright, Vice President and Principal, Impresa, Jeff Finkle, President/CEO International Economic Development Council, Doug Cameron, Managing Director and Chief Science Advisor, Piper Jaffray, and Tim Woodward, Managing Director, Nth Power.

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