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October 15, 2010

Dear Senator,

As members of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), we are writing to ask you to cosponsor S. 3813, the Renewable Electricity Promotion Act. This bill will set a federal renewable electricity standard (RES), providing a clear signal to the market to invest in domestic clean energy industries which will be the foundation of a vibrant, 21st century U.S. economy. By joining the more than thirty Senators who are already cosponsoring this bipartisan legislation, you will help create important momentum to move forward.

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 nearly $90 billion of venture capital and private equity. Our members have started over 1,100 businesses, which in turn have created over 500,000 jobs. E2 members support forward-thinking energy policies that will drive investments toward clean energy industries, growing our economy and creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs in the process.

The United States should be at the vanguard of the burgeoning clean energy economy. When presented with favorable market conditions, our innovators and entrepreneurs are unmatched at capitalizing on new opportunities and driving our economy to new heights. The international market for low carbon energy has multi-trillion dollar growth potential, yet without a clear market signal from Washington, American businesses are falling behind other nations that have enacted more aggressive clean energy policies.

The purpose of the RES is to help level the playing field for the development and deployment of renewable low-carbon technologies, not to further subsidize conventional, established energy sources. For this reason it is very important that you reject any changes in the legislation that would weaken the standard or alter its definitions to  include high carbon, non-renewable, environmentally harmful, or mature industries such as coal, unsustainable biomass, natural gas and nuclear.

Please co-sponsor S.3813, and send a clear signal to develop and deploy new clean energy solutions that will strengthen our economy, get us on a track to develop 21st Century energy solutions and put Americans back to work.

Sincerely,

Curtis Abbott (California)
CEO, Lucesco Lighting Inc
Maryvonne Abbott (California)
Dan Abrams (California)
President/CEO, Wynkoop Properties
Channing Arndt (Colorado)
Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Christopher Arndt (Colorado)
Founder & President, Cornet Creek Foundation
Patty Arndt (Colorado)
Claire Baldwin (California)
Jay Baldwin (California)
President, Wind River Capital Partners, LLC
Frank Balluffi (New Jersey)
Vice President Application Security, Morgan Stanley
Patricia Bauman (District of Columbia)
President, Bauman Foundation
Jeff Bennett (Colorado)
Founder, Big Kid Science
Lisa Bennett (Colorado)
Fiona Bensen (California)
Yoga Teacher, Standford University
Laura Berland (California)
Vice President, Government Affairs, Blue Planet Systems Corp.
Tony Bernhardt, PhD (California)
Board Member, Resources for the Future
Larry Birenbaum (California)
Partner, LAD Climate Fund
Gaye Bok (Massachusetts)
Director, Business Development, Microbia
Gino Borland (Washington)
Partner, Cake Ventures, LLC
David Bowen (California)
Software Engineer, Google
Eric Bowen (California)
General Counsel and head of Corporate Strategy, Renewable Energy Group
John Bryant (District of Columbia)
Barbara Brenner Buder (California)
VP of Finance & Administration, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Marisa Bueno (Montana)
Doctoral Student, Stanford University
John Cassidy (California)
Nancy Cassidy (California)
Singer/Songwriter, Twittertwatter Music
Steve Chadima (California)
Partner, Krevat Energy Innovations
David Cheng (California)
Head of Product, Chime
Roger Choplin (California)
Proprietor / Owner, Our Earth Music, Inc.
Diane Christensen (California)
President, Manzanita Management Corp
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)
Andrew Currie (Colorado)
Impact Investor, Active Minds LLC
Paul Danielsen (California)
VP Business Development, MMA Renewable Ventures
Gordon Davidson (Virginia)
Government Programs, Lightsense Technology, Inc.
Jayne Davis (California)
Peter Davis (California)
Retired Attorney
Rick DeGolia (California)
Chairman of the Board, Peninsula Clean Energy
Michael Delapa (California)
DeLapa Consulting
Anne Delehunt (California)
Marketing Consultant, Delehunt-Ricketts
Chris Dennett (Oregon)
Director of Strategy and Integration, The Tofurky Company
Heather Dennett (Oregon)
Kaiser Permanente
Barry Dicker (Kansas)
President, Decent Energy, Inc.
Michael Donovan (Colorado)
President, Agrevol Inc.
Ted Driscoll (California)
Managing Partner, DigitalDx Ventures
Scott Elliott (Washington)
Software Architect, WatchGuard Technologies
Rob Erlichman (California)
Owner/Founder, Sunlight Electric, LLC
Homeyra Eshaghi (California)
Graphic Designer, Khosh Design
Lynn Feintech (California)
Anne Feldhusen (California)
Principal Consultant, Green Business Technology Marketing
Adrienne Fioretti (California)
Asst Portfolio Mgr, Encinal Partners
Steve Fioretti (California)
VP, CRM Product Strategy, Oracle Corporation
Kacey Fitzpatrick (California)
Principal, Avalon Enterprises Inc
Jon Foster (California)
Chief Financial Officer, Nauto
Karen Francis (California)
Board Member, Telenav
Tod Francis (California)
Managing Director, Shasta Ventures
Nell Freudenberger (New York)
Author
Rona Fried (New York)
President, SustainableBusiness.com
Louise Fry (New Jersey)
Volunteer, ICCR
Ethan Garber (New York)
CEO, Convoy Solutions, LLC d/b/a IdleAir
Diane Garrett (California)
Todd Garrett (California)
Devon George (New York)
President, DMV Capital Corp
Tushar Gheewala (California)
Independent Computer Hardware Professional, Gamewalas
Nancy Gail Goebner (California)
Owner, Gardenpeach Place
Keith Golden (California)
Software Engineer, Google
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)
Managing Consultant, Healthcare Consultants
Randy Goldstein (California)
Founder, Live Oak Farm
Wes Goldstein (California)
Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partner
Tom Goodrich (California)
Managing Director, Duff, Ackerman & Goodrich
Jon Gordon (Colorado)
Managing Partner, Sheer Velocity, LLC
Vicki Gordon (Colorado)
Peter Gorr (Illinois)
Retired
Joseph Guth (California)
Senior Corporate Counsel, Novartis
Tom Haggin (California)
Retired
Debbie Hall (California)
Chair of the Board, Village Enterprise Fund
Russell Hall (California)
Co-Founder, 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
Paula Hawthorn, PhD (California)
Carol Hazenfield (California)
Owner, Persuasive Speaking
Sheryl Heckmann (California)
Event Coordinator, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Alan Herzig (California)
Independent Director
James Higgins (California)
Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Jill Tate Higgins (California)
Investor, Director, gDiapers
Katie Hoffner (Colorado)
VP Marketing/Strategic Alliances, Prieto Battery, Inc.
Robin Hruska (Washington)
Ogden Hunnewell (Massachusetts)
Executive Vice-President/ Partner, Nordblom Company
Tom Jacoby (California)
CEO, Tymphany Corporation
Jeni James Arndt (Colorado)
State Representative, CO Assembly
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
Robert Keith (Montana)
Principal, Beartooth Capital Partners
Arthur Keller (California)
Managing Partner, Minerva Consulting
Marie Kent (Oregon)
Office Manager, The Oregon Service Center (Appliances)
Eric Kentor (California)
Consultant-Legal Advisor
Bob Klausner (California)
Retired
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
Edward Krapels (Massachusetts)
CEO, Anbaric Holding, LLC
Chip Krauskopf (California)
VP Business Development, Aditazz
Susan Labandibar (Massachusetts)
President, Tech Networks of Boston
Sue Learned-Driscoll (California)
Administrator, Stanford University
Nicole Lederer (California)
Chair and Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Waidy Lee (California)
Advisory Board Member, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Grace Lee Park (Oregon)
Craig Lewis (California)
Founding Principal, RightCycle & CLEAN Coalition
Shannon Lewis (California)
Florence Liddell (New York)
Roger Liddell (New York)
Vice Chairman, Investment Management, Clear Harbor Asset Management, LLC
Mark Liffmann (Washington)
CEO & Founder, Omnidian, Inc.
Peter Liu (California)
Founder and Partner, Clean Energy Advantage Partners, LLC
Paul Logan (New York)
Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Alison Long Poetsch (California)
Principal, SHR Investments
Tracy Lyons (California)
Steve MacKay (California)
Principal, Scourie Network Partners
Joe Madden (California)
CEO, Xpansiv CBL Holding Group
Debbie Malden (Colorado)
Jillian Manus (California)
Managing Partner, Structure Capital
David Marcus (Massachusetts)
CEO, General Compression
Ryan Martens (Colorado)
Mentor, TechStars
Wynn Martens (Colorado)
Outreach, University of Colorado
Christine Martin (California)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, San Francisco General Hospital
James Marvin (Massachusetts)
Regional Manager, North America East & Canada, Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
Bonnie Matlock (California)
Nancy McCarter-Zorner (California)
Plant Pathologist
Bill McClure (California)
Attorney/Partner, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel LLP
Christina McClure (California)
Curator - Retired, TEDxYouth @ Mid Peninsula
John McGarry (Washington)
Investor - Retired
Josie Merck (Connecticut)
Founder, Ocean View Foundation
Lisa Mihaly (California)
Kate Mitchell (California)
Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Wes Mitchell (California)
Board Member, Foto Forum, SFMOMA
Carol Moné (California)
Producer & Owner, Our Earth Productions
John Montgomery (California)
President, Lex Ultima
Linda Montgomery (California)
David Moyar (New York)
President & CEO, MEI Hotels Inc.
Liz Muller (California)
Principal, Liz Muller & Partners
Gib Myers (California)
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund and Founder/board of the Entrepreneurs Foundation
Susan Myers (California)
Armand Neukermans (California)
CEO, Adagio
Eliane Neukermans (California)
Nadine North (California)
Global Expansion, Microshare.io
M. Kent Norton (California)
Rita Norton (California)
Managing Director
Anne O'Grady (Nevada)
Standish O'Grady (Nevada)
Director of Board of Directors, Smule, Inc.
David O'Leary (Maryland)
Angel Investor, Investor's Circle
Michael Brian Orr (Washington)
Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
Alex Osadzinski (North Carolina)
Chief Marketing Officer, Relias Learning
Jiali Osadzinski (North Carolina)
Willy Osborn (Massachusetts)
Managing Partner, Massachusetts Green Energy Fund
Lyn Oswald (California)
Carl Page (California)
Board Member, Apparent Energy
Jim Panttaja (California)
R&D Advisor, Conversa Health
Mary Panttaja (California)
Vice President, Product Management, RebelVox
Eric Park (Oregon)
Director, Ziba Design
Mark Parnes (California)
Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Rebecca Patton (California)
Matt Peak (Indiana)
Director of Clean Technologies, Prize Capital, LLC.
Ron Pernick (Oregon)
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Edge
Jean Pierret (California)
Ethan Podell (New York)
President, Babel Networks Limited
Jeff Poetsch (California)
Principal, JCP Advisors
Christopher Pribe (Washington)
Barbara Renton (California)
Nigel Renton (California)
Grant Ricketts (California)
CEO and Co-Founder, Tripos Software, Inc.
Diana Rose (New York)
Garrison Institute
Jonathan Rose (New York)
President, Jonathan Rose Companies
David Rosenheim (California)
Partner, Align Coaching
Alan Salzman (California)
VantagePoint Venture Partners
Eric Schmidt (California)
Executive Chairman, Google
Wendy Schmidt (California)
Founder, The 11th Hour Project
David Schwartz (California)
Director, Cleantech Research, PARC, a Xerox Company
James Schwartz (Connecticut)
Vice President, Independence Solar
Paul Scott (California)
Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Transportation Power Inc
Linda Scott Cummings (Colorado)
Director, Paleo Research Institute
Carol Sethi (California)
Patient's Administration, Valley Medical Center, San Jose
Kuldip Sethi (California)
CEO, SV Greentech Corp.
Cynthia Sexton (California)
Tim Sexton (California)
Principal, Make Good Group
Reid Shane (California)
Ann Shulman (California)
President, Philanthropy Associates, Inc.
David Silverglide (California)
Co-Founder/CEO, Mixt Greens
Barbara Simons (California)
Research Staff Member, Retired, IBM Research
Jon Slangerup (California)
Industrial Advisor, EQT Group
Sandra Slater (California)
Director, Northern California, Cool City Challenge
Bob Sloan (New York)
Liz Sloan (New York)
Jennifer Solow (California)
Author
Ellen Spertus (California)
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Mills College
James Stevenson (Connecticut)
Marc Stolman (California)
Attorney, Stolman Law Office
Ed Supplee (California)
Former CFO, UTStarcom
Sally Supplee (California)
Former Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Swallow (California)
Jim Sweeney (Massachusetts)
President, Sustainable New Energy
Sven Thesen (California)
Founder & CEO, BeniSol Solar, ProjectGreenHome.org
Cariad Thronson (California)
CEO, Forefront Marketing & Communications
Robert Thronson (California)
VP Marketing & Business Development, Vigilent
Mike Ubell (California)
Treasurer/Recorder, OpenOakland
Roger Ullman (New York)
Executive Director, Linden Trust for Conservation
Bill Unger (California)
Board Member & DAdvisor, Not for Profits and For Profit Tech Companies
Valerie Vance (Montana)
Mark Vander Ploeg (California)
Senior Managing Director - Retired, Evercore Partners
Charlotte Walker (Connecticut)
President & Founder, TSF Management, Inc.
Kirby Walker (California)
Independent film/video producer
Alex Wall (Oregon)
Corporate Counsel, Privacy, Rimini Street
Lisa Wan (Wyoming)
Mark Wan (Wyoming)
Founding Partner, Three Arch Partners
Dorothy Weaver (New York)
Babel Networks Limited
Samuel Weaver (Colorado)
President/CEO, Cool Energy, Inc.
Bill Weihl (California)
Founder and Executive Director, ClimateVoice
Jeff Weinberger (California)
Principal, DS3 Consulting
Dave Welch (California)
President, Infinera Corporation
Heidi Welch (California)
Clint Wilder (California)
Senior Editor, Clean Edge
Ellie Wilder (California)
Diana Williams (California)
Alexa Willson (New York)
Partner, Cloudstone Venture Capital
David Willson (New York)
President, Stanbridge Capital
Cindy Winebaum (California)
Jake Winebaum (California)
Founder, Business.com, Inc.
Andrew Winston (Connecticut)
Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies
Christine Winston (Connecticut)
Tonia Wisman (California)
George Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Founder and Director Emeritus, The Woods Hole Research Center
Katharine Woodwell (Massachusetts)
Retired Administrator
Robert Wright (California)
Principal/CEO, Marketing Arts, Inc.
Daniel Yost (California)
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Margaret Zankel (California)
Emeritus Chairman, BartkoZankel
Martin Zankel (California)
Emeritus Chairman, BartkoZankel
Paul Zorner (California)
Chief Agronomist, Locus Solutions

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