Strengthening American Manufacturing and Investing in the Clean Energy Economy

Fact Sheet
May 19, 2010

How Climate and Energy Legislation Can Help America Become the Global Leader in Clean Energy Technologies

Comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation will reduce global warming pollution from America’s manufacturing sector while strengthening the competitiveness of American industry and preserving and increasing the number of good-paying, high-skilled jobs available to American workers. The vast majority of American manufacturers will see little or no cost increases as a result of well-designed climate legislation, and the most energy-intensive firms will receive extra benefits to ensure their international competitiveness. Now is the time to put American workers—and companies—to work building the next generation of clean energy technologies.