The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) recently published an online map that identifies and profiles more than 1,200 companies in key manufacturing states that they see as poised create new jobs when Congress passes a cap on global warming pollution. The interactive map spotlights companies located in manufacturing regions, including those in communities in the rust belt and coal country.
EDF President, Fred Krupp, has said that the map shows that a carbon cap will create new markets and new customers for companies in the supply chain for low-carbon energy technologies and services.
The map, located at http://LessCarbonMoreJobs.org, identifies the locations, products, and services as well as select case studies and worker profiles for companies in 12 states: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, Virginia and Florida.
“There is a manufacturing boom ready to happen, and a cap will help ignite that spark”, said Jackie Roberts, Director of Sustainable Technologies for EDF.
Site visitors can search by state, media market, and congressional district to find companies manufacturing windmill components, shipping solar panel equipment and installing energy efficient building materials. The site also provides business details and contact information for the companies in each profiled state. There are currently 12 states profiled, however, they say that they will be adding more in the future.
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