Rendell Energizes Pennsylvania

In a bid to generate jobs, slash energy costs, protect the environment, and strengthen national security by decreasing America's dependence on foreign oil, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell recently unveiled an ambitious energy agenda targeting conservation and innovation.

"The clean energy sector is one of the fastest growing parts of the U.S. economy and I am determined to put our state in the forefront of this coming economic renaissance," Gov. Rendell said in a recent press statement. "Making strategic investments through the new Energy Independence Fund we will leverage private capital to generate $3.5 billion in new investment and create 13,000 new jobs."

Gov. Rendell is the latest chief elected official in the greater Great Lakes region to spur the region's transition from the Rust Belt to the Blue Belt by embracing a broad-based, modern energy strategy. PA already is home to one of the world's largest solar companies.