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Friday
Apr242015

SEIA - Solar Industry Makes Commitment to Employ 50,000 Veterans by 2020 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today committed to having 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020. The First Lady shared the news at an event this afternoon in Manassas, Virginia, which was part of a commitment made by several high-growth sectors of the U.S. economy, including solar. Among those attending the event were SEIA Board Chairman Nat Kreamer, who also serves as president and CEO of Clean Power Finance.

“As an industry, we are completely committed to hiring more veterans,” said Kreamer, who is a veteran himself, having served in the Special Forces in Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze Star. “Today, America’s solar energy companies already employ twice as many veterans as the average U.S. business. We hire veterans because they come trained, ready and passionate. The solar industry is filled with people who are motivated to build our economy, improve our environment and strengthen our national security.”

As examples of veterans working to build a stronger solar industry in America, Kreamer pointed to Colonel Thom Besch (Ret.) and Captain Michael Baskin (Ret.). Former Army Captain Baskin is working with military bases across the nation to certify service members under guidelines established by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This rigorous program is considered the “gold standard” for PV and solar heating installation certification.

Earlier this year, the first classes of NABCEP-certified veterans graduated and started jobs in solar. Colonel Besch is one of those putting veterans to work in solar. He retired from the U.S. Army, after serving for 30 years, and took a job leading solar installations for a New England solar integrator. After a few years, he started his own company – Veteran Solar Systems (“Still Serving: Country, Community, and You”) – where he sells and installs distributed solar systems in upstate New York.

“We salute the efforts of Colonel Besch, Captain Baskin and many others like them,” Kreamer continued. “Solar, like the military, is not just about the paycheck; it is also about working for something larger than oneself.”

Today, solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America, with more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity – enough to power more than 4 million homes – and those numbers are expected to double by the end of 2016.

“We’re very excited about bringing more and more veterans into our ranks, and applaud the efforts of First Lady Obama, Dr. Biden and Joining Forces,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch.  “Today, solar employs 174,000 Americans nationwide – including veterans from all branches of the U.S. military – making solar one of the fastest-growing industries in America.  This remarkable growth is due, in large part, to smart and effective public policies, such as the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS).  By any measurement, these policies are paying dividends for our economy – and our military veterans.”

 


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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2015, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Thursday
Apr092015

US Rep Guinta to host Veterans & Military Service Members Jobs Fair 

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REMINDER: Guinta to host Veterans & Military Service Members Jobs Fair

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta is hosting his first Jobs Fair for Granite State veterans and service members looking for employment. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops on resume writing and interviewing techniques, speak with representatives from various companies, apply for new positions and discuss concerns with Congressman Guinta and staff. 

 

“In New Hampshire, we have one of the highest veterans’ populations in the nation. We know all too well the challenges our servicemen and women face during their transition into civilian life.  Unfortunately, one of the hardest challenges remains finding a good-paying job upon returning home.  Our veterans are some of the brightest and most dedicated employees out there; and, we owe it to them to help smooth their transition, which is why I’m hosting this Job Fair for our veterans and military service members to attend.”

 

Over 40 local businesses and 5 veterans organizations will be participating in the Job Fair, including Service Credit Union, UPS, Walmart, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, UNH Police Department, Kelly Services, Great Bay Community College, Home Depot, Seacoast Helicopters, U.S. Small Business Administration, Comcast, Foss Manufacturing Company, Sig Sauer, Adecco, New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hero2Hire, American Legion and more.

 

The Veterans Job Fair is open to all New Hampshire active military, National Guard, Reserve, Veterans and their families.  There is no cost to participate in the fair and parking is free.

 

VETERANS & MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS JOBS FAIR

 

WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts Veterans & Military Service Members Jobs Fair.

WHO:  New Hampshire active duty, National Guardsmen and women, reservists, veterans and their families are invited to attend.  Members of the press are also invited to attend.

WHERE: Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801.

WHEN:  Friday, April 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday
Apr042015

ALG - Economy slows as labor force contracts-again  

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April 3, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the latest economic and jobs numbers:

 

"This week's double whammy of bad economic news with the Atlanta Fed's first quarter growth estimate down to 0 percent and the abysmal jobs report showing only 34,000 more people are working while 277,000 left the labor force effectively puts the breaks on recovery talk. The real question, seven years after the financial crisis, is whether we have begun a slide into a new recession. The malaise that engulfs our labor force has not been seen since the participation rate was 62.7 percent in February 1978, 37 years ago."

 

To view online here: http://getliberty.org/economy-slows-as-labor-force-contracts-again/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Prominent Business Leaders Join New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee  

Newton H. Kershaw III and Harold Turner Join New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee

Council helps bring bipartisan focus to New Hampshire’s energy future



Concord, NH -- The New Hampshire Clean Tech Council today announced that Newton Kershaw and Harold Turner have joined its Advisory Committee.

 

Newton H. Kershaw III, is CEO and Head of Acquisitions and Finance for Elm Grove Companies, a vertically integrated, full-service real estate company operating throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Kershaw is also current board member and former Chairman of the Board of the Manchester Development Corporation and a Trustee of the Manchester Historic Association. He resides in Manchester with his wife and two children.

 

Harold Turner, is Founder and President of The H.L. Turner Group Inc. a professional team of Architects, Engineers, and Building Scientists serving business, industry and government and recognized for their award winning environmental building designs and as an industry leader in promoting healthy buildings, sustainable design, and enhanced learning environments. Turner resides in Concord with his wife.

 

“Our Advisory Committee continues to attract thoughtful business leaders who realize that the time is now to advocate for our state’s energy future,” said Kate Epsen, NH CTC Executive Director. “Newton and Harold are leaders in their field in innovation, technology and energy efficiency. Their experience and deep business network will be extremely valuable to the CleanTech Council moving forward and I am thrilled that they’ve agreed to join our Advisory Committee.”

 

“The New Hampshire CleanTech Council is a bi-partisan advocate for a clean technology industry that will create new jobs and help strengthen New Hampshire’s innovation economy. I’m pleased to be working with them,” said Harold Turner.

 

Other members of the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee include Steve Duprey, Clay Mitchell, Charlie Bass and George Bald. For a complete list of committee members please click here.




About the New Hampshire CleanTech Council

The NH CleanTech Council (NHCTC) represents and advocates for New Hampshire’s clean technology and clean energy business sector, focusing on the economic benefits and jobs that can come from a vibrant clean tech industry and the policies that enable stability, competition and investment in that industry. NHCTC acts as the advocacy arm of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, a statewide non-profit.  

Thursday
Jan152015

NHDP - Petition: Tell Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies 

Friend – 
 
This week, Kelly Ayotte voted to advance legislation that would disregard the federal review process and force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A thorough State Department review ensures that the views of local communities are heard, and that the environmental impacts and safety concerns of any project are considered.
 
Kelly Ayotte’s vote to cut out the voices of local communities isn’t just bad for this project; it also sets a dangerous precedent for projects here in New Hampshire like Northern Pass, the Portland-Montreal pipeline, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

 
Click here to add your name to our petition urging Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies.
 
While Kelly Ayotte likes to claim that she supports local input on projects here in New Hampshire, her vote to bypass the normal review process for the Keystone XL pipeline speaks louder than her words.  
 
Will you add your voice to tell Kelly Ayotte that the input of local communities matters?
 
Thanks,

Raymond Buckley, Chairman
New Hampshire Democratic Party