|Governor O'Malley Visits Clean Currents|
Maryland's governor, Martin O'Malley stopped by Clean Currents' new Silver Spring headquarters earlier this week heralding the company as "innovative" and a green industry success story.
The Governor took the opportunity to address issues with our regional power grid, following last week's devastating storm and subsequent widespread power outages. He also discussed the pressing need to advance a vibrant clean energy economy in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the U.S.
"It's great to be at Clean Currents," said O'Malley. "As we get past this horrible, hot week of power outages, I think people will be asking a lot of questions. Why is the weather getting more violent and the conclusion that experts have come to is that the climate is in fact changing and there will likely be even more events in the future." He went on to add, "Then people will ask what can we do about it? Longer term the most important thing we can do is to accelerate our development of renewable energy."
Governor O'Malley has been an advocate for renewable energy since entering office in 2007, working with others to set a goal of producing 20 percent of Maryland’s electricity from in-state renewable sources by 2022. He has also embarked upon an ambitious green agenda, setting a target to create 100,000 new green jobs in Maryland by 2015, reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, and reduce per capita energy consumption by 15 percent by 2015.
The Governor also congratulated Clean Currents on graduating from The Rockville Innovation Center, a small-business incubator, and moving into a much expanded office space in downtown Silver Spring. "I think they're a very innovative company; one that's creating jobs ... I think you'll see other companies follow their lead because people know that there is a change that's happening in our environment and they want to do something about it, and for those who have the ability to do so, this is a great company and they're all about customer service and I think you're going to see them continue to grow," said Governor O'Malley.
"We're honored that the Governor selected Clean Currents as the venue for his remarks on clean energy and the clean economy. The Governor's recognition of the work we have been doing in the Mid-Atlantic region validates our dedication to providing residents and businesses in the region with the highest quality affordable green energy options," said Gary Skulnik, President and Co-Founder of Clean Currents.
I'm like many mothers I know, concerned about the planet our kids will inherit and overwhelmed by daily life. Clean Currents made it simple and affordable to switch to 100% wind power, without breaking my back or the bank.
- Residential Customer Michelle Culp