SHAHEEN: CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR WILL CREATE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

April 16, 2010

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the need to create a robust clean energy economy at Warner Power, a manufacturer of energy efficient power conversion systems and products. Shaheen was joined by Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.

"Clean energy technologies will help us take control of our energy future, save consumers money, help make our country more energy independent, and create new manufacturing jobs right here at home," said Shaheen. "Warner Power is one example of progress toward a clean energy economy, but more needs to be done. If we do not act swiftly, other nations will become the leaders in clean energy and we will miss our opportunity to lead."

"Developing a clean energy economy based on technological innovation and entrepreneurship today will ensure America leads the global economy in the years to come," said Zoi. "Investments in clean energy and smart technologies will help create jobs, improve our energy security and save consumers money."

"It's been a big day for Warner Power," said Edward C. Randall, CEO of Warner Power. "This was a fact-finding visit, to learn more about this company's exciting energy-saving technology. We are placing great emphasis on enhanced-efficient dry-type electrical power transformers and associated ‘Smart' controls. Over the next few years, these will create approximately 150 new high-technology ‘Green Jobs' in Warner."

Warner Power manufactures electrical equipment, including their high-efficiency of Hexaformer transformer technology and SmarTran control system. Taken to scale nationally, these technologies could save enough energy to equal five times New Hampshire's annual electricity consumption, or, over ten years, these technologies could save enough CO2 going into the atmosphere that equal taking 1.75 million cars off the road.

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