Yesterday, members of the Sierra Club Missouri toured CG Power Systems to see first-hand what goes into making the transformers that are used in wind generators and solar collectors.
CG Power Systems employs about 480 workers at its facilities in Washington, Mo., and is a big part of producing energy that lessens our dependence on non-renewable sources.
This is an example of why renewable energy standards like those put in place by Prop C, which passed in the 2008 election, are good for both job creation and the environment. Unfortunately, there are still those in our state legislature who continue to ignore the will of the people on this issue.
As Missouri seeks to boost state and local economies, jobs like this are defintely worth trying to replicate throughout the state -- especially when data shows green energy programs have the potential to create many, many jobs.