WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis is attending the White House Clean Energy Economy Forum to help rural America build a clean energy economy that will create jobs, reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, and improve our nation’s competitive position in the global economy.
The forum will bring together stakeholders, community leaders, federal agency experts, and White House officials to discuss energy opportunities that would create new economic opportunities and invigorate rural communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will moderate two panels on bio-energy and energy opportunities for rural economic development.
“This Administration has made it clear that the country that leads in creating a clean energy economy will be the country that leads the global economy. An investment in clean, renewable fuel can help us achieve that goal. This energy forum is an opportunity for stakeholders from across the country to come together and outline a comprehensive energy plan that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and make our nation more energy secure,” said Tom Buis.
The event will start at 2:30 p.m. today in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.