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October 2, 2009

Dear Senators Boxer and Kerry:

As members of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), we want to express our strong support for your bill, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. 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 in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act will provide a strong signal to the market to develop low carbon technologies. Complementary energy policies are also necessary to ensure that the targets are met in the most cost-effective manner. A robust allocation of emission 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. The energy efficiency incentives in Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act would help overcome these barriers and lower consumer and commercial energy bills.

The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act will promote 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 thank you for your leadership on this critical issue and taking this important step toward enacting effective and sustainable climate and energy policy.


Curtis Abbott (California)
CEO, Lucesco Lighting Inc
Maryvonne Abbott (California)
Dan Abrams (California)
President/CEO, Wynkoop Properties
Clifford Adams (New York)
Managing Director, Coady Diemar Partners
Channing Arndt (Colorado)
Sr. Research Fellow, United Nations University
John Balbach (California)
Managing Director, CleanPath Ventures
Jay Baldwin (California)
Partner, Wind River Capital Partners, LLC
Dora Barlaz Hanft (New York)
Jeff Bennett (Colorado)
Founder, Big Kid Science
Lisa Bennett (Colorado)
Paul Berberian (Colorado)
Founder and Former CEO, Raindance Communications, Inc.
Renee Berberian (Colorado)
Tony Bernhardt, PhD (California)
Northern California Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Aron Bernstein (Massachusetts)
Professor of Physics, MIT
Maureen Blanc (California)
Dayna Bochco (California)
President, Steven Bochco Productions
Steven Bochco (California)
Steven Bochco Productions
David Bowen (California)
George Brandt (California)
Selcuk Cakir (Massachusetts)
Managing Partner, Ethos Capital
Peter Carson (California)
Partner, Sheppard Mullin Hampton & Richter LLP
Priscilla Carson (California)
John Cheney (California)
CEO, Enera
David Cheng (California)
Co-Founder & CEO, ZenPayroll
Stacie Cheng (California)
Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Dell
Roger Choplin (California)
Proprietor / Owner, Our Earth Music, Inc.
Tom Cole (California)
Venture Partner, TransLink Capital
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
Jeff Crystal (New York)
COO, Voltaic Systems
Andrew Currie (Colorado)
Investor, Active Minds LLC
Paul Danielsen (California)
VP Business Development, MMA Renewable Ventures
Lynne David (California)
Jayne Davis (California)
Peter Davis (California)
Retired Attorney
Rick DeGolia (California)
Executive Chairman, Cimbal, Inc
Andrew Deitz (California)
CEO, Verdical
Michael Delapa (California)
DeLapa Consulting
Anne Delehunt (California)
Marketing Consultant, Delehunt-Ricketts
Harry Dennis (California)
Peggy Dennis (California)
Reid Dennis (California)
Managing Director, Institutional Venture Partners
Susan Dennis (California)
Fine Arts Advisor
Sally DeSipio (Oregon)
Creative consultant and climate activist, Self-employed
Barry Dicker (Kansas)
President, Decent Energy, Inc.
Eileen Donahoe (California)
Visiting Scholar, CISAC
John Donahoe (California)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Paypal
Brian Dougherty (California)
CEO, AirSet Inc.
Ted Driscoll (California)
Partner, Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures
Dave Edwards (California)
Chief Executive Officer, Koru
Bob Epstein (California)
Co-Founder, Sybase, New Resource Bank, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Christina Erickson (Massachusetts)
Managing Director, WONDROS
Rob Erlichman (California)
Founder & President, Sunlight Electric, LLC
Lynn Feintech (California)
Anne Feldhusen (California)
Consultant, Green Business Technology Marketing
Frances Fisher
Matthew Fisher
Nixon Peabody LLP
Tod Francis (California)
Founding Partner, Shasta Ventures
Rona Fried (New York)
President, SustainableBusiness.com
Amy Fritz (California)
Founder, Fritz Design
Matthew Frome (California)
VP of Business Development, Linkage Biosciences, Inc.
Clark Gates (Arizona)
General Partner, Craigmillar, LLC
Bonnie Gemmell (California)
CEO, Spicer Bags
Rob Gemmell (California)
Addwater Marketing, Addwater Marketing
Aaron Gershenberg (California)
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Brian Gilligan (Virginia)
Founder, Bande Services, LLC
Nancy Gail Goebner (California)
Owner, Gardenpeach Place
Mitchell Golden (New York)
Principal, Jun Group
Susan Goldhor (Massachusetts)
Biologist, C.A.R.S.
Dan Goldman (Massachusetts)
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group
Diana Goldman (Massachusetts)
Founder, ICanPlanIt
Ken Goldsholl (California)
CEO, x.o.ware, Inc.
Nancy Goldsholl (California)
Amy Goldstein (Kansas)
Director of Programs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Heartland Chapter
Lorena Gonda Kiralla (California)
L.D. Gussin (Massachusetts)
Principal, Cleanmotive Strategies
Joseph Guth (California)
Senior Corporate Counsel, Novartis
Tom Haggin (California)
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
Paula Hawthorn, PhD (California)
Alan Herzig (California)
Independent Director
James Higgins (California)
Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Jill Tate Higgins (California)
General Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Jerry Hinkle (California)
Northern California Regional Coordinator, Citizens Climate Lobby
Katie Hoffner (Colorado)
VP Marketing/Strategic Alliances, Prieto Battery, Inc.
Russ Holdstein (California)
Susan Holdstein (California)
Rick Holmstrom (California)
Partner & Vice Chairman, Menlo Equities
Michele Hugin (California)
Ogden Hunnewell (Massachusetts)
President, Nordic Properties
Tom Jacoby (California)
CEO, Tymphany Corporation
Jeni James Arndt (Colorado)
State Representative, CO Assembly
Nancy Jo (California)
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
Timothy David Karsten (California)
TDKA Group
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
Chip Krauskopf (California)
VP Business Development, Aditazz
Susan Labandibar (Massachusetts)
President, Tech Networks of Boston
Gina Lambright (California)
Managing Partner, TOZ Consulting
Josh Lamstein (New York)
Director, GF Capital Management & Advisors LLC
Sue Learned-Driscoll (California)
Administrator, Stanford University
Nicole Lederer (California)
Chair and Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Elaine Leitner (California)
Adjunct Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law
Craig Lewis (California)
Founding Principal, RightCycle & CLEAN Coalition
Shannon Lewis (California)
Mark Liffmann (Washington)
Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Clean Power Research
Anna Lijphart (California)
East Bay Sanctuary
Donna Liu (California)
Former policy analyst, NRDC
Peter Liu (California)
Founder and Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank
Alison Long Poetsch (California)
Principal, SHR Investments
Teresa Luchsinger (California)
Tracy Lyons (California)
Steve MacKay (California)
Principal, Scourie Network Partners
Andrew Magee (Massachusetts)
Senior Consultant, Epsilon Associates
Marguerite Manteau-Rao (California)
Entrepreneur, blogger
Drew Maran (California)
Drew Maran Construction, Inc., Drew Maran Construction, Inc.
Emily Marciniak (Virginia)
Consultant, Om Direct
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)
John Matthesen (California)
CEO, Related Concepts
Jeff Maurer (California)
Wind Energy Consultant, Clipper Windpower
Julie Maurer (California)
Julie Cline Fine Art Services
Tim McAdam (California)
Technology Crossover Ventures
Wendy McAdam (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
David Mendels (Massachusetts)
Board Member, Resilient Coders
Lisa Mihaly (California)
David Miller (Massachusetts)
Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group
Karen Miller (Massachusetts)
President, Belly Shmooze
Carol Moné (California)
Producer, Our Earth Productions
John Montgomery (California)
President, Lex Ultima
Linda Montgomery (California)
Garrett Moran (Connecticut)
Catherine Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Jay Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Senior VP, AIG Property Casualty
David Moyar (New York)
President & CEO, MEI Hotels Inc.
Armand Neukermans (California)
Founder, Xros
Eliane Neukermans (California)
Tori Nourafchan (California)
Anne O'Grady (California)
Standish O'Grady (California)
Managing Director, Granite Ventures, LLC
Larry Orr (California)
General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Jack Oswald (California)
CEO, SynGest Inc.
Jim Panttaja (California)
R&D Advisor, Conversa Health
Mary Panttaja (California)
Vice President, Product Management, RebelVox
Mark Parnes (California)
Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Matt Peak (Indiana)
Director of Clean Technologies, Prize Capital, LLC.
Mary Penniman (Connecticut)
Ron Pernick (Oregon)
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Edge
George Phipps (California)
Kristina Phipps (California)
Contract Policy Analyst and Attorney, The Nature Conservancy
Ethan Podell (New York)
President, Babel Networks Limited
Jeff Poetsch (California)
Principal, JCP Advisors
Christopher Pribe (California)
Prad Rao (California)
Zeb Rice (California)
Partner, Angeleno Group
Grant Ricketts (California)
CEO and Co-Founder, Tripos Software, Inc.
Kate Ridgway (California)
Real Estate Professional
David Rosenheim (California)
Founder and CEO, JobsWithImpact
David Rosenstein (California)
President, Intex Solutions
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
Amy Santullo (California)
California Clean Tech Open, Downtown College Prep Scholarship Committee
Michael Santullo (California)
Co-Founder and Board Member, California Clean Tech Open
Eric Schmidt (California)
Executive Chairman, Google
Wendy Schmidt (California)
Founder, The 11th Hour Project
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
Kris Seeman (California)
Anneke Seley (California)
Cynthia Sexton (California)
Tim Sexton (California)
Principal, Make Good Group
JoAnn Shernoff (Colorado)
Former President, Institute for Ecolonomics
Ann Shulman (California)
President, Philanthropy Associates, Inc.
A. Vincent Siciliano (California)
CEO (retired), New Resource Bank
Kelly Sickles (New York)
Principal, Common Hours, LLC
Steve Silberstein (California)
Co-Founder, Innovative Interfaces Inc.
Barbara Simons (California)
Research Staff Member, Retired, IBM Research
Jon Slangerup (California)
Chairman and CEO, American Global Logistics
Ryan Smith (New York)
Director, Investments, Private Markets, GCM Grosvenor
Jennifer Solow (California)
Marc Stolman (California)
Attorney, Stolman Law office, E2 Climate Project Leader
Don Sunderland (New York)
Vice President of Treasury and Capital Markets, Misys Open Source Solutions
Kevin Surace (California)
CEO, PushToTest
Gary Swart (California)
General Partner & Investor, Polaris Partners
Kathy Swart (California)
Jim Sweeney (Massachusetts)
President, Sustainable New Energy
Sven Thesen (California)
Communication & Technology, Better Place
Todd Thorner (California)
CEO / Founder, JTN 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
Mike Ubell (California)
Roger Ullman (New York)
Executive Director, Linden Trust for Conservation
Bill Unger (California)
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund
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
Kirby Walker (California)
Independent film/video producer
Alex Wall (Oregon)
Privacy Counsel, Marketo, Inc.
Nina Walton (California)
Economist, UCLA
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)
Robert Wilder (California)
CEO, WilderShares, LLC
Marian Woodard (California)
Managing Partner, The Quantum Shift
George Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Founder and Director Emeritus, The Woods Hole Research Center
Katharine Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Retired Administrator
Leila Yassa (Massachusetts)
Stephanie Yulga Deitz (California)
Head of Lower School, Marin Country Day School
Steven Zieff (California)

242 members


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