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A gold medal for Sen. KehoePosted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 15, 2008
"The money would go to applied research and "green" workforce development, which is a new element," Kehoe said. "We want to try and make sure that these advanced ideas are manufactured here in California and that we are able to export that new, high technology around the world. Climate-change technology will be invaluable." A fundamental approach of the new plan, she added, is to develop a "broad-based funding source, so all Californians are chipping in."
The State continues to charge forward with an overall scoping plan that is set to implement the first massive greenhouse gas regulations next year, but we still don't have any economic research on the overall costs to manufacturers or consumers and we have no plan to ensure our lowest-emitting manufactures stay here or strategy to recruit new ones from elsewhere. This is why the faint drumb beat for cost data and real strategies to encourage California manufacturing must escalate into a Statewide movement ... soon.
In the spirit of the ongoing summer Olympics, we provide you, Sen. Kehoe, with a gold medal for your voice of reason, perspicacity and foresight. Keep those comments coming. When manufacturing retention becomes a State movement, we'll put you on the podium more than Michael Phelps!
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