Governor Strickland Endorses Apollo Program
October 13, 2008
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland joined Apollo Alliance President Jerome Ringo and Apollo Alliance Board Chair Phil Angelides (who was California’s state treasurer) to unveil the new national Apollo plan for clean energy and good jobs, at a phenomenal event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training center in Columbus Ohio. The event, held on October 8th, also featured an appearance by Washington Congressman Jay Inslee, and leaders from the business, labor, environmental and low-income communities. This diverse alliance is united behind a federal investment agenda that will rebuild American infrastructure, make our buildings and electrical transmission grid more efficient, invest in renewable energy and fuel technologies, revitalize domestic manufacturing, and train American workers to fill the millions of jobs created or retained by these strategies. We’re grateful to IBEW Training Program Director Steve Lipster for opening his state-of-the-art facility to this event – the ideal place to catalyze a conversation on training and investment for a new energy economy!