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In response to CMTA report release today, Silicon Valley Leadership Group issued the following statement

San Jose (June 16, 2010) – “We are disappointed to learn that the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), today released an imbalanced report that devalues clean energy and energy efficiency businesses and workers who are helping to fuel the state’s economy.

Clean technology and clean energy already generate jobs for 500,000 Californians, and are among the fastest growing job creators in California. Since the passage of AB 32 –clean tech investment in our state has skyrocketed. By creating market certainty through sound energy and environmental policy, California is positioned to generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs in an emerging world economy powered by innovation and clean, safe energy.”

Mike Mielke, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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