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June 23, 2009

Dear Representative:

As members of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), we urge you to vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES, H.R. 2454). Along with the core requirement to cap global warming emissions, we strongly endorse the allocation of allowance value to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. These sectors are poised to expand significantly in response to federal carbon policy, driving economic growth and job creation in the U.S.

E2 represents a national community of 850 business leaders who promote strong environmental policy to grow the economy. We are entrepreneurs, investors and professionals who collectively manage over $20 billion of venture capital and private equity, and have started well over 800 businesses which in turn have created over 400,000 jobs. We are committed to comprehensive climate and energy legislation as a means to bring about economic recovery while avoiding the systemic disruption threatened by global warming.

A mandatory cap on carbon pollution is the single most important policy our nation can adopt to move towards a clean energy economy. The cap targets need to be set at the levels provided by ACES – 17 percent below 2005 levels in 2020 and 83 percent below 2005 levels in 2050. These targets will provide a strong signal to the market to develop low carbon technologies. Though these carbon cap targets will spur innovation in many sectors of our economy, complementary energy policies are also necessary to ensure that the targets are met in the most cost-effective manner. A robust allocation of ACES carbon allowances to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy will be fundamental to effective expansion of these sectors.

Allowance allocations for renewable energy will generate continuous funding that is essential to encourage deployment of emerging technologies. Federal support of renewable energy through tax incentives has played a vital role in the growth of this sector to date. Moving forward, allocation investments will become even more important as we seek to scale up these resources to meet carbon reduction targets.

While it is critical to develop new domestic low carbon energy sources, energy efficiency remains the single most cost-effective way to increase productivity and decrease carbon pollution. Efficiency saves consumers and businesses billions of dollars on their energy bills, and creates jobs. Much of the enormous energy efficiency potential in this country remains untapped due to structural market barriers. Performance-based incentives in ACES such as the building efficiency retrofit program (Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance – “REEP”) and the appliance efficiency program (“Best-In-Class Appliances Deployment Program” – “BICAD”) would help overcome these barriers. In addition to these important programs, ACES carbon allowances also go to states and local distribution companies to help lower consumer and commercial energy bills.

The American Clean Energy and Security Act promotes the development of a new low carbon energy economy for America and provides a platform for economic growth and job generation in every region of the country. This bill represents the opportunity to re-deploy America’s workforce, encourage business innovation, diversify our economic base and promote U.S. leadership in 21st century clean technologies. We urge you to vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act.


Curtis Abbott (California)
CEO, Lucesco Lighting Inc
Maryvonne Abbott (California)
Dan Abrams (California)
President/CEO, Wynkoop Properties
James D. Abrams (Illinois)
COO, Medline Industries
Wendy Abrams (Illinois)
Medline Industries
Clifford Adams (New York)
Managing Director, Coady Diemar Partners
Christopher Arndt (Colorado)
Private Investor & Author
Patty Arndt (Colorado)
Dan Arshack (New York)
Attorney, Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman PLLC
John Balbach (California)
Managing Director, CleanPath Ventures
Frank Balluffi (New Jersey)
Vice President Application Security, Morgan Stanley
Constance Barbour (Massachusetts)
Kathy Barry (California)
Private Healthcare Pracitioner
Jeff Bennett (Colorado)
Founder, Big Kid Science
Lisa Bennett (Colorado)
Aron Bernstein (Massachusetts)
Professor of Physics, MIT
Larry Birenbaum (California)
Former SVP, Cisco Systems
Maureen Blanc (California)
Dayna Bochco (California)
President, Steven Bochco Productions
Steven Bochco (California)
Steven Bochco Productions
Lori Bonn (California)
President, Bonnventures LLC
Gino Borland (Washington)
Partner, Cake Ventures, LLC
George Brandt (California)
Marisa Bueno (Montana)
Doctoral Student, Stanford University
Bob Burnett (California)
Retired, Cisco Systems
Jane Byrd (California)
Acting Director, Living Labs
John Cheney (California)
CEO, Enera
David Cheng (California)
Co-Founder & CEO, ZenPayroll
Roger Choplin (California)
Proprietor / Owner, Our Earth Music, Inc.
Lyn Christenson (California)
Director, Corporate Communications, Codexis
Brooke Coleman (Washington)
Assistant Professor, Seattle University Law School
Stephen Colwell (California)
Executive Director, Philanthropy Associates
Daniel Conners (California)
Senior V.P. Financial Advisor, UBS
Katie Connor (Colorado)
Program Coordinator, Professional Mentorship Program, Leeds Business School, University of Colorado, Boulder
Tim Connor (Colorado)
Partner, Sequel Venture Partners
Joy Covey (Utah)
President, Beagle Foundation
Catherine Crystal Foster (California)
Jane Cuddehe (New York)
Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Devonshire
Michael Cuddehe (New York)
Principal, Strategic Global Advisors, LLC
Andrew Currie (Colorado)
Investor, Active Minds LLC
Paul Danielsen (California)
VP Business Development, MMA Renewable Ventures
Lynne David (California)
Gordon Davidson (Virginia)
Chairman and Co-Founder, Lightsense Technology, Inc.
John Dawson (California)
Co-founder, Zentek Technology
Rick DeGolia (California)
Executive Chairman, Cimbal, Inc
Andrew Deitz (California)
CEO, Verdical
Anne Delehunt (California)
Marketing Consultant, Delehunt-Ricketts
Marco DeMiroz (California)
Managing Director, Selby Ventures
Sally DeSipio (Oregon)
Creative consultant and climate activist, Self-employed
Barry Dicker (Kansas)
President, Decent Energy, Inc.
Scott Dietzen (California)
Chairman, Pure Storage
Eileen Donahoe (California)
Visiting Scholar, CISAC
John Donahoe (California)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Paypal
Ted Driscoll (California)
Partner, Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures
Bob Epstein (California)
Co-Founder, Sybase, New Resource Bank, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Rob Erlichman (California)
Founder & President, Sunlight Electric, LLC
Anne Feldhusen (California)
Consultant, Green Business Technology Marketing
Noel Fenton (California)
General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Sally Fenton (California)
Paul Ferreri (California)
Co-Founder, Blossom Investment Management
Jon Foster (California)
Chief Financial Officer, Zoox
Tod Francis (California)
Founding Partner, Shasta Ventures
Nell Freudenberger (New York)
Gil Friend (California)
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
Ivor Frischknecht
Investment Director, Starfish Ventures
Amy Fritz (California)
Founder, Fritz Design
Louise Fry (New Jersey)
Volunteer, ICCR
Aaron Gershenberg (California)
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Nancy Gail Goebner (California)
Owner, Gardenpeach Place
Susan Goldhor (Massachusetts)
Biologist, C.A.R.S.
Ken Goldsholl (California)
CEO, x.o.ware, Inc.
Nancy Goldsholl (California)
Lorena Gonda Kiralla (California)
Mark Goodman (Massachusetts)
Terawatt Ventures
Jon Gordon (Colorado)
Managing Partner, Sheer Velocity, LLC
Vicki Gordon (Colorado)
Howard Gould (Connecticut)
President, Tundra Capital Partners, LLC
L.D. Gussin (Massachusetts)
Principal, Cleanmotive Strategies
Joseph Guth (California)
Senior Corporate Counsel, Novartis
Tom Haggin (California)
Vicki Haggin (California)
Greg Hale (New York)
Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor of NY
Debbie Hall (California)
Chair of the Board, Village Enterprise Fund
Russell Hall (California)
Managing Director, Legacy Venture
Bob Hambrecht (California)
Partner, Allotrope Partners
Elissa Hambrecht (California)
John Harper (Massachusetts)
Principal, Birch Tree Capital, LLC
Berl Hartman (Massachusetts)
E2 New England Chapter Director, Hartman Consulting
Hyman Hartman (Massachusetts)
Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carol Hazenfield (California)
Communications Coach
Alan Herzig (California)
Independent Director
James Higgins (California)
Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Jill Tate Higgins (California)
General Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Tom Higley (Colorado)
President and CEO, iggli inc.
Jerry Hinkle (California)
Northern California Regional Coordinator, Citizens Climate Lobby
Katie Hoffner (Colorado)
VP Marketing/Strategic Alliances, Prieto Battery, Inc.
Colin Horowitz (California)
Robin Hruska (Washington)
Michele Hugin (California)
Tom Jacoby (California)
CEO, Tymphany Corporation
Nancy Jo (California)
Fred Julander (Colorado)
President, Julander Energy Company
Charlene Kabcenell (California)
Former Vice President, Oracle Corporation
Derry Kabcenell (California)
Former Executive Vice President, Oracle Corporation
Jerome Kalur (Montana)
Attorney at Law
Christopher Kaneb (Massachusetts)
Principal, Catamount Management Corporation
Lisa Kaneb (Massachusetts)
Timothy David Karsten (California)
TDKA Group
Holly Kaufman (California)
CEO, Environment & Enterprise Strategies
Robert Keith (Montana)
Principal, Beartooth Capital Partners
Arthur Keller (California)
Managing Partner, Minerva Consulting
Marie Kent (Oregon)
Office Manager, The Oregon Service Center
Steven Kiralla (California)
Karinna Kittles Karsten (California)
Bob Klausner (California)
Charly Kleissner (California)
Co-Founder & Investor, KL Felicitas Foundation
Lisa Kleissner (California)
Co-Founder, KL Felicitas Foundation
Charles Knowles (California)
Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Network
Chip Krauskopf (California)
VP Business Development, Aditazz
Susan Labandibar (Massachusetts)
President, Tech Networks of Boston
Gina Lambright (California)
Managing Partner, TOZ Consulting
Sue Learned-Driscoll (California)
Administrator, Stanford University
Nicole Lederer (California)
Chair and Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Ross Levy (California)
Principal, Levy Art & Architecture Inc.
Florence W. Liddell (New York)
Mark Liffmann (Washington)
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Clean Power Research
Donna Liu (California)
Former policy analyst, NRDC
Paul Logan (New York)
Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Tracy Lyons (California)
Steve MacKay (California)
Principal, Scourie Network Partners
Andrew Magee (Massachusetts)
Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates
Joel Makower (California)
Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Madelyn Mallory (California)
President/CEO, Catalyst Financial Planning & Investment
Marguerite Manteau-Rao (California)
Entrepreneur, blogger
Ryan Martens (Colorado)
Founder, Rally Software Development
Wynn Martens (Colorado)
Outreach, University of Colorado
Christine Martin (California)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, San Francisco General Hospital
Julia Massa (California)
Bonnie Matlock (California)
Nancy McCarter-Zorner (California)
Plant Pathologist
Patti McClung (California)
Bill McClure (California)
Attorney/Partner, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel LLP
Christina McClure (California)
Curator, TEDxYouth @ Mid Peninsula
J. Thomas McKinnon (Colorado)
Chief Technology Officer, Boulder ElectroRide, Inc
Lisa Mihaly (California)
Dan Miller (California)
Managing Director, The Roda Group
David Miller (Massachusetts)
Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group
Karen Miller (Massachusetts)
President, Belly Shmooze
Kate Mitchell (California)
Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Wes Mitchell (California)
Board Member, Foto Forum, SFMOMA
Carol Moné (California)
Producer, Our Earth Productions
John Montgomery (California)
President, Lex Ultima
Linda Montgomery (California)
Allen Morgan (California)
Principal, Mayfield
Catherine Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Jay Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Senior VP, AIG Property Casualty
Liz Muller (California)
Principal, Liz Muller & Partners
Gib Myers (California)
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund and Founder/board of the Entrepreneurs Foundation
Susan Myers (California)
Ed Nammour (New York)
Wendy Neu (New York)
CEO, Hugo Neu Corporation
Armand Neukermans (California)
Founder, Xros
Eliane Neukermans (California)
Tori Nourafchan (California)
Rick Nowels (California)
Anne O'Grady (California)
Standish O'Grady (California)
Managing Director, Granite Ventures, LLC
Larry Orr (California)
General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Michael Brian Orr (Washington)
Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
Nina Orville (New York)
Principal, Abundant Efficiency, LLC
Jack Oswald (California)
CEO, SynGest Inc.
Jim Panttaja (California)
R&D Advisor, Conversa Health
Mary Panttaja (California)
Vice President, Product Management, RebelVox
Julie Parish (California)
The Parish Fund
Will Parish (California)
Mark Parnes (California)
Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Matt Peak (Indiana)
Director of Clean Technologies, Prize Capital, LLC.
Marina Pelosi (California)
Matthew Pelosi (California)
Advanced Equities, Inc.
Ethan Podell (New York)
President, Babel Networks Limited
Christopher Pribe (California)
Prad Rao (California)
Zeb Rice (California)
Partner, Angeleno Group
Grant Ricketts (California)
CEO and Co-Founder, Tripos Software, Inc.
John Robbins (North Carolina)
President, Greathorn Properties, Inc.
Robert Rogan
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, eSolar
Randy Rosenberg (California)
Curator, Natural World Museum
David Rosenheim (California)
Founder and CEO, JobsWithImpact
David Rosenstein (California)
President, Intex Solutions
Nancey Rosensweig (New York)
Joan Rossetti (Massachusetts)
Chair, Environmental Affairs Committee of the Prudential Center Residents' Association
Amy Roth (California)
Laurie Rothenberg (New York)
Jacqueline Royce (Massachusetts)
Independent Scholar
Julie Rudick (California)
Stuart Rudick (California)
Partner, Mindful Investors, LLC
Kate Sandrini (California)
Amy Santullo (California)
California Clean Tech Open, Downtown College Prep Scholarship Committee
Michael Santullo (California)
Co-Founder and Board Member, California Clean Tech Open
David Schwartz (California)
David Schwartz (California)
President, COO, PIX System
James Schwartz (Connecticut)
Vice President, Independence Solar
Paul B. Scott (California)
Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Transportation Power Inc
Anneke Seley (California)
Deena Semler (Oregon)
Gregg Semler (Oregon)
Lucid Energy
Joel Serface (Colorado)
Managing Director, Catalyze
Carol Sethi (California)
Patient's Administration, Valley Medical Center, San Jose
Kuldip Sethi (California)
CEO, SV Greentech Corp.
Marita Seulamo-Vargas (California)
Journalist, Freelance
Cynthia Sexton (California)
Tim Sexton (California)
Principal, Make Good Group
Laura Shenkar (California)
Principal, Artemis Water Strategy
JoAnn Shernoff (Colorado)
Former President, Institute for Ecolonomics
Steve Shoap (Massachusetts)
Ann Shulman (California)
President, Philanthropy Associates, Inc.
David Silverglide (California)
Co-Founder/CEO, Mixt Greens
Jon Slangerup (California)
Chairman and CEO, American Global Logistics
Jennifer Solow (California)
June Stein (California)
Virtual Group, LLC
Lee Stein (California)
Chairman and CEO, Virtual Group, LLC
Marc Stolman (California)
Attorney, Stolman Law office, E2 Climate Project Leader
Scott Struthers (California)
Co-Founder, Sonance
Ed Supplee (California)
Former CFO, UTStarcom
Sally Supplee (California)
Former Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Surace (California)
CEO, PushToTest
Leslie Swallow (California)
Jim Sweeney (Massachusetts)
President, Sustainable New Energy
Cariad Thronson (California)
CEO, Forefront Marketing & Communications
Robert Thronson (California)
VP Marketing & Business Development, Vigilent
Christopher Tilley (California)
CEO, SunLink Corporation
Sharon Tilley (California)
Director of Product Management, Fair Isaac & Co
Kathleen Unger (California)
Of Counsel, Freeman, Freeman & Smiley
Stephen Unger (California)
Managing Director, KSMU, LLC
Thomas Van Dyck (California)
Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Mark Vander Ploeg (California)
Retired, Investment Banker
Chris Vargas (California)
Founder, Cleantech Circle LLC
Maria Vidal (California)
Kirby Walker (California)
Independent film/video producer
Alex Wall (Oregon)
Privacy Counsel, Marketo, Inc.
Nina Walton (California)
Economist, UCLA
Lisa Wan (Wyoming)
Mark Wan (Wyoming)
Founding Partner, Three Arch Partners
Gene Wang (California)
CEO, PeoplePower
Mal Warwick (California)
Founder & Chairman, Mal Warwick Associates
Dorothy Weaver (New York)
Babel Networks Limited
Samuel Weaver (Colorado)
President/CEO, Cool Energy, Inc.
Bill Weihl (California)
Principal, Weihl Consulting
Jeff Weinberger (California)
Principal, DS3 Consulting
Dave Welch (California)
President, Infinera Corporation
Heidi Welch (California)
Haskell Werlin (Massachusetts)
Solar Project Developer, Solar Design Associates
Clint Wilder (California)
Contributing Editor, Clean Edge
Ellie Wilder (California)
Robert Wilder (California)
CEO, WilderShares, LLC
Alexa Willson (New York)
Managing Director, Private Client Advisor, U.S.Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
David Willson (New York)
President, Stanbridge Capital
Tonia Wisman (California)
Erik Wohlgemuth (Oregon)
COO, Future 500
George Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Founder and Director Emeritus, The Woods Hole Research Center
Katharine Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Retired Administrator
Carroll Yandell (California)
George Yandell (California)
Director of Real Estate, Nature Conservancy
Daniel Yost (California)
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Stephanie Yulga Deitz (California)
Head of Lower School, Marin Country Day School
Rosamund Zander (Massachusetts)
Chairman, Independent Design Center for the Environment
Paul Zorner (California)
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