Oregon Solar Energy Industries AssociationWorking toward Oregon's renewable energy future
The Portland Business Alliance and the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association presents:
The Green Trade Deficit: How America is losing in the international market for environmental goods and services and what we can do about it
Keynote speech by Steven Clemons, Director of the American Strategy Program and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC
Friday, December 11
11:30am to 1pm
(registration and check-in at 11:15am)
Courtyard by Marriott
550 SW Oak Street
Cost: $30 ($25 for Portland Business Alliance members)
To register click here:
Green investment is a major pillar of the President Obama’s economic recovery plan. Yet, America's dependence on foreign countries to produce green technologies may undermine this recovery strategy. Using a list of green goods derived from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the New America Foundation determined that the United States ran an overall green trade deficit of -$8.9 billion in 2008, including a deficit of -$6.4 billion in the critical category of renewable energy, one of the main targets of the Obama administration's green agenda.
About Steve Clemons:
Steven Clemons directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote a new American internationalism that combines a tough-minded realism about America's interests in the world with a pragmatic idealism about the kind of world order best suited to America's democratic way of life. He is also a Senior Fellow at New America, and previously served as Executive Vice President.
Publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note, Mr. Clemons is a long-term policy practitioner and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center.