Patrick pumped on green energy
July 8, 2012 by Sarah
The governor of Massachusetts, speaking at an energy conference in Foxboro, told delegates that his state is investing more money into green energy, on a per capita basis, than any other state in the U.S.
Governor Deval Patrick said:
“More than 42 per cent of Massachusetts residents — 2.7 million people — live in one of the state’s 86 green communities.”
He added that his administration has more work ahead of them to keep the state’s supply of clean energy even more eco-friendly.
The governor addressed attendees at the Energy Savings Revolution summit, which took place in June in the Gillette Stadium, Foxboro. Conferences are excellent sources of revenue for print companies, particularly for banner printing.
Patrick reiterated that Massachusetts has just taken the lead over California in being America’s number one energy-conscious state. In part, this is due to a jump in solar energy generating capabilities which has soared from just three megawatts to a record 100 megawatts.
Patrick noted with pride that the green energy sector is generating another type of green in the form of money and good jobs. He indicated that green energy will assist Massachusetts in climbing out of the global recession.
Part of Patrick’s strategy since assuming office is passing new laws, such as the Green Communities Act, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and a third Green Communities Act. He emphasized that he sees the government operating as a catalyst for the growth of clean energy and the decline of prices but not as provider of these services.