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April 23, 2008

Dear Senator,

As members of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), we encourage you to support S. 2191, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007. This bill will invigorate our economy by providing a clear market signal and incentivizing U.S. investment in clean energy technology, alternative transportation technologies and fuels, and advanced energy and resource efficiency.

E2 represents a national community of 850 business leaders who believe in protecting the environment while building economic prosperity. As a group of entrepreneurs, investors and professionals who collectively manage over $20 billion of venture capital and private equity, and have started well over 800 businesses which in turn have created over 400,000 jobs. We believe the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act will engage the market in deploying the technological solutions needed to prevent global warming, our nation’s gravest environmental threat.

For the United States to maintain its position as a leader in the global energy market, the business community needs clear federal direction. The International Energy Association forecasts $22 trillion in global energy investments over the next twenty years. At the same time traditional energy resources will only grow scarcer and more expensive, driving demand for alternatives. Venture capitalists have already recognized this new market potential, investing $2.7 billion in clean-energy technology in 2007. The Climate Security Act will further stimulate investment in this enormously promising sector.

As the states that have already passed strong climate legislation demonstrate, driving investment toward clean energy makes economic sense. California’s multi-agency Climate Action Team, led by the Secretary of CalEPA, found that state’s Global Warming Bill, which requires emissions to be rolled back to 1990 levels by 2020, will increase Californians’ income by about $4 billion and provide approximately 83,000 jobs. Another recent study by the Economic Development Research Group of Boston shows that the economies of the nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states included in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will grow more by taking action to curb global warming than by allowing the electricity sector to continue business as usual. In fact the average residential consumer will save over $100 per year on energy bills in those states as a result of RGGI policies including increased investment in energy efficiency.

These results can be extended to the national scale. A new report from McKinsey & Company offers a credible roadmap to unlocking global warming solutions at little or no cost to the economy. The report examines the cost and market potential of more than 250 already demonstrated greenhouse gas abatement technologies and finds that the cost savings associated with increased energy efficiency will offset the expense of transitioning to an advanced low-carbon energy supply. However, to successfully seize the opportunities described in the McKinsey study businesses need a clear policy signal now.

The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act is the key economic policy needed to stimulate investment in a low-carbon energy future and keep the United States at the forefront of technological innovation. We urge you to support the bill and send a clear signal to U.S. businesses to develop and deploy the next generation of clean-energy technologies, creating new markets and jobs benefiting producers and consumers alike.

Sincerely,

Dan Abrams (California)
President/CEO, Wynkoop Properties
Fannie Allen (California)
Owner, MFA Designs
Christopher Arndt (New York)
Patty Arndt (New York)
Jay Baldwin (Massachusetts)
Partner, Wind River Capital Partners, LLC
Jeff Bennett (Colorado)
Founder, Big Kid Science
Lisa Bennett (Colorado)
Tony Bernhardt, PhD (California)
Northern California Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Aron Bernstein (Massachusetts)
Professor of physics, MIT
Janine Bisharat (California)
Certified Public Accountant, Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP
Maureen Blanc (California)
Director, CHARGE ACROSS TOWN
Gino Borland (Washington)
Partner, Cake Ventures, LLC
David Bowen (California)
Consultant
Eric Bowen (California)
Executive Director, Business Development & Legal Affairs, Renewable Energy Group
George Brandt (California)
Barbara Brenner Buder (California)
CFO, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Marisa Bueno (Montana)
Doctoral Student, Stanford University
Jane Byrd (California)
Acting Director, Living Labs
Selcuk Cakir (California)
MSD Capital
Peter Carson (California)
Sheppard Mullin Hampton & Richter LLP
Priscilla Carson (California)
John Cheney (California)
CEO, Silverado Power, LLC
Stacie Cheng (California)
Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Dell
George Cogan (California)
Director, Bain & Company, Inc.
Tom Cole (California)
CEO, Consuming, Inc.
Brooke Coleman (Washington)
Assistant Professor, Seattle University Law School
Ann Colley (New York)
Executive Director, The Moore Charitable Foundation
Stephen Colwell (California)
Executive Director, Philanthropy Associates
Holly Corn (California)
Holly Corn, MD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Sally Fay Cottingham (Massachusetts)
Filmmaker, Moving Scrapbook Productions
Joy Covey (Utah)
President, Beagle Foundation
Jeff Crystal (New York)
COO, Voltaic Systems
Catherine Crystal Foster (California)
Consultant, Policy & Advocacy Consulting
Jane Cuddehe (New York)
Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Devonshire
Michael Cuddehe (New York)
Principal, Strategic Global Advisors, LLC
Andrew Currie (Colorado)
Investor, Active Minds LLC
John Cusack
Financial Services Risk Management, Maplecroft Limited
Duncan Davidson (California)
Senior Advisor, NetServices Venture Group
Jean Davidson (California)
Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners
Peter Davis (California)
Retired Attorney
John Dawson (California)
Co-founder, Zentek Technology
Rick DeGolia (California)
Executive Chairman, Cimbal, Inc
Anne Delehunt (California)
Marketing Consultant, Delehunt-Ricketts
Marco DeMiroz (California)
Managing Director, Selby Ventures
Harry Dennis (California)
Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Clinic
Susan Dennis (California)
Fine Arts Advisor, Self-employed
George Denny (Massachusetts)
Partner, Halpern Denny & Co
Sally DeSipio (Oregon)
George Dies (California)
Scott Dietzen (California)
CEO, Pure Storage
Gary Dillabough (California)
Principal, The Westly Group
Christopher Dillion (Illinois)
Managing Director, Vermilion Development Corporation
Todd Dipaola (California)
President, Checkpoints
Bob Ditchey (California)
Principal, Robert Ditchey
Ted Driscoll (California)
Partner, Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures
David Duehren (Massachusetts)
Co-founder, Brooktrout Techology
Dave Edwards (California)
Chief Executive Officer, Koru
Diana Edwards (California)
Niko Elmaleh (New York)
World-Wide Holdings Corp.
Bob Epstein (California)
Co-founder, Sybase, New Resource Bank, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Christina Erickson (California)
Managing Director, WONDROS
Rob Erlichman (California)
Founder & President, Sunlight Electric, LLC
Chris Eyre (California)
Managing Director, Legacy Venture
Hedy Eyre (California)
Lynn Feintech (California)
Anne Feldhusen (California)
Consultant, Green Business Technology Marketing
Paul Ferreri (California)
Co-Founder, Blossom Investment Management
Bob Fisher (California)
Chair, Gap, Inc.
Randi Fisher (California)
Nancy Floyd (California)
Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power
Peter Fortenbaugh (California)
Executive Director, Boy and Girls Club of the Peninsula
Tod Francis (California)
Founding Partner, Shasta Ventures
Allison Friedman (Massachusetts)
VP Business Development, Co-Founder, Rate It Green
Gil Friend (California)
Founder, President & CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.
Ivor Frischknecht
Investment Director, Starfish Ventures
Andy Funk (California)
Managing Director, Funk Ventures
Kristi Funk (California)
Kristi, Pink Lotus Medical
Greg Gallo (California)
Partner, DLA Piper US LLP
Penny Gallo (California)
Of Counsel, DLA Piper US LLP
Lisa Gansky (California)
Entrepreneur & Speaker, Digital Tapas
Don Garman
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley - Global Wealth Management
Mindy Garman
Bonnie Gemmell (California)
CEO, Spicer Bags
Rob Gemmell (California)
Co-founder, AlikeList
Rob Gifford (Massachusetts)
Principal, AEW Capital Management, LP
Nancy Gail Goebner (California)
Gardenpeach Place
Susan Goldhor (Massachusetts)
Biologist, C.A.R.S.
Dan Goldman (Massachusetts)
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group
Diana Goldman (Massachusetts)
Founder, ICanPlanIt
Ken Goldsholl (California)
CEO, x.o.ware, Inc.
Nancy Goldsholl (California)
Randy Goldstein (California)
CEO, OptiSolar Holdings LLC.
Marianna Grossman (California)
President & Executive Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
L.D. Gussin (Massachusetts)
Principal, Cleanmotive Strategies
Joseph Guth (California)
Legal Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
Tom Haggin (California)
Co-Founder, Sybase and Tilden Park Software
Vicki Haggin (California)
Greg Hale (New York)
Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor of NY
Debbie Hall (California)
Chair of the Board, Village Enterprise Fund
Russell Hall (California)
Managing Director, Legacy Venture
Anna Halpern-Lande (California)
Manager, Biofuels, Royal Dutch Shell
John Harper (Massachusetts)
Principal, Birch Tree Capital, LLC
Berl Hartman (Massachusetts)
E2 New England Chapter Director, Hartman Consulting
Hyman Hartman (Massachusetts)
Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carol Hazenfield (California)
Communications Coach
Heather Henriksen (Massachusetts)
Director, Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
James Higgins (California)
Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Jill Tate Higgins (California)
General Partner, Lakeside Enterprises
Nathalie Hoffman (California)
Managing Member, California Renewable Energies LLC
Rick Holmstrom (California)
Partner & Vice Chairman, Menlo Equities
Colin Horowitz (California)
Robin Hruska (Washington)
Art Teacher, Blakely Elementary School
Michele Hugin (California)
Ogden Hunnewell (Massachusetts)
President, Nordic Properties
Janet Huseby (California)
Volunteer coordinator, Berkeley High School
Tom Jacoby (California)
CEO, Tymphany Corporation
Nancy Jo (California)
Gregory Josephs (New York)
Structured Credit Broker
Charlene Kabcenell (California)
Former Vice President, Oracle Corporation
Derry Kabcenell (California)
Former Executive Vice President, Oracle Corporation
Christopher Kaneb (Massachusetts)
Principal, Catamount Management Corporation
Timothy David Karsten (California)
TDKA Group
Jonathan Kaufelt (California)
Private Investor; Former Attorney
Holly Kaufman (California)
CEO, Environment & Enterprise Strategies
Robert Keith (Montana)
Principal, Beartooth Capital Partners
Arthur Keller (California)
Managing Partner, Minerva Consulting
Adrienne Kentor (California)
Eric Kentor (California)
Michele Kirsch (California)
Co-founder, Kirsch Foundation
Steve Kirsch (California)
CEO, Propel Accelerator
Karinna Kittles Karsten (California)
Charles Knowles (California)
Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Network
Chip Koch (California)
Partner, Petrosus Energy
Stephen Koch (California)
Portfolio Manager, AIG Global Real Estate
Karen Krucik
Business Development Manager, Vision Developers
Susan Labandibar (Massachusetts)
President, Tech Networks of Boston
Gina Lambright (California)
Managing Partner, TOZ Consulting
Josh Lamstein (New York)
Director, GF Capital Management & Advisors LLC
Ray Lane (California)
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Jeff Lawrence (California)
Founder, President and CEO, Clivia Systems Inc.
Sue Learned-Driscoll (California)
Administrator, Stanford University
Nicole Lederer (California)
Chair and Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs
Betty Lee (California)
Elaine Leitner (California)
Adjunct Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law
Ross Levy (California)
Principal, Levy Art & Architecture Inc.
Craig Lewis (California)
Founding Principal, RightCycle & CLEAN Coalition
Shannon Lewis (California)
David Liddle (California)
General Partner, USVP
Mark Liffmann (Washington)
Vice President of Business Development, Clean Power Research
Tony Lijphart (California)
Director, User Experience, U Grok It
Donna Liu (California)
Former policy analyst, NRDC
Tracy Lyons (California)
Singer-Songwriter, Mythic Records LLC
Cathy MacDonald (Massachusetts)
Lou MacDonald (Massachusetts)
CFO, InfoMedics, Inc.
Steve MacKay (California)
Principal, Scourie Network Partners
Michelle Madden (New York)
Founder, Inspired Media
Marguerite Manteau-Rao (California)
Entrepreneur, blogger
Ughetta Manzone (California)
Attorney-at-Law
Drew Maran (California)
President, Drew Maran Construction, Inc.
David Marcus (Massachusetts)
CEO, General Compression
Ryan Martens (Colorado)
Founder, CTO & CSO, Rally Software Development
Christine Martin (California)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, San Francisco General Hospital
Bonnie Matlock (California)
Nancy McCarter-Zorner (California)
Plant Pathologist
Patti McClung (California)
Daphne Miller (California)
Physician, Daphne Miller Family Practice
David Miller (Massachusetts)
Executive Managing Director, Clean Energy Venture Group
Karen Miller (Massachusetts)
President, Belly Shmooze
Meredith Mills (California)
Kate Mitchell (California)
Co-Founder and Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Wes Mitchell (California)
Board Member, Foto Forum, SFMOMA
Rob Moir (Massachusetts)
President, Ocean River Institute
Peter Molloy (California)
Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Allen Morgan (California)
Principal, Mayfield
Pamela Morgan (Oregon)
Graceful Systems
Ted Moriarty (Massachusetts)
Owner, Smart Watering Company
Catherine Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Jay Morrow (Pennsylvania)
Anne Murphy (Massachusetts)
Gib Myers (California)
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund and Founder/board of the Entrepreneurs Foundation
Susan Myers (California)
Wendy Neu (New York)
Executive Vice President, Hugo Neu Recycling
Armand Neukermans (California)
Founder, Xros
Eliane Neukermans (California)
Tim Newell (California)
Senior Advisor, US Renewables Group
Carrie Norton (California)
Founder & CEO, Green Business BASE CAMP
Tori Nourafchan (California)
Rick Nowels (California)
Jay Nussbaum (New York)
Attorney, Ginsburg & Redmond, P.C.
Kathy Nyrop (California)
Consultant
Standish O'Grady (California)
Managing Director, Granite Ventures, LLC
David O'Leary (Maryland)
Technology Strategy, Better World Telecom
Larry Orr (California)
Managing Partner, Trinity Ventures
Michael Brian Orr (Washington)
Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
Alex Osadzinski (North Carolina)
Jiali Osadzinski (North Carolina)
Jack Oswald (California)
CEO, SynGest Inc.
Carl Page (California)
Chief Technology Officer, ZVUE Corp
Jim Panttaja (California)
Vice President, Corporate Development, RebelVox
Mary Panttaja (California)
Vice President, Product Management, RebelVox
Jen Parker (California)
CEO, Canopy Cards
Vic Parker (California)
Managing Director
Mark Parnes (California)
Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Matt Peak (California)
Director of Clean Technologies, Prize Capital, LLC.
Marina Pelosi (California)
Sam Perry (California)
President, Ascendance Ventures
Marc Porat (California)
Chairman, Greencube
Christopher Pribe (California)
Prad Rao (California)
Investor
Grant Ricketts (California)
Co-Founder and VP Business Development, Saba
Kate Ridgway (California)
Jonathan Rose (New York)
President, Jonathan Rose Companies
David Rosenstein (California)
President, Intex Solutions
Amy Roth (California)
Laurie Rothenberg (New York)
Jacqueline Royce (Massachusetts)
Independent Scholar
Paul Royce (Massachusetts)
Independent Scholar
Julie Rudick (California)
Stuart Rudick (California)
Partner, Mindful Investors, LLC
Kate Sandrini (California)
Amy Santullo (California)
California Clean Tech Open, Downtown College Prep Scholarship Committee
Michael Santullo (California)
Co-Founder and Board Member, California Clean Tech Open
Eric Schmidt (California)
Executive Chairman, Google
Wendy Schmidt (California)
Founder, The 11th Hour Project
David Schwartz (California)
President, COO, PIX System
David Schwartz (California)
Kris Seeman (California)
Paul Seeman (California)
Anneke Seley (California)
CEO, ALIO Inc.
Deena Semler (Oregon)
Gregg Semler (Oregon)
Lucid Energy
Joel Serface (Colorado)
Managing Director, Brightman Energy LLC
Marita Seulamo-Vargas (California)
Journalist, (Freelance)
Cynthia Sexton (California)
Tim Sexton (California)
Founder & CEO, The Sexton Company
Laura Shenkar (California)
Principal, The Artemis Project
JoAnn Shernoff (California)
Former President, Institute for Ecolonomics
Steve Shoap (Massachusetts)
inventor
Ann Shulman (California)
President, Philanthropy Associates, Inc.
David Silverglide (California)
Co-Founder/CEO, Mixt Greens
Barbara Simons (California)
Research Staff Member, Retired, IBM Research
Nat Simons (California)
President, Sea Change Foundation Funds
Bill Simpson (California)
Attorney
Lori Sinsley (California)
Principal, All Things Green PR, All Things Green PR
Jon Slangerup (California)
CEO, Port of Long Beach
Bob Smith (California)
Former COO & CFO, Nellcor Inc.
Jennifer Solow (California)
Author
Dan Sperling (California)
Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Marc Stolman (California)
Attorney, Stolman Law office, E2 Climate Project Leader
Tricia Stone (California)
Founder, Stone Communications
Jeanne Sullivan (New York)
Co-chair and Founder, StarVest Partners
John Sullivan (New York)
Ed Supplee (California)
Former CFO, UTStarcom
Sally Supplee (California)
Former Chief Financial Officer, various companies
Terry Swack (Massachusetts)
Founder & CEO, Clean Culture
Leslie Swallow (California)
Gary Swart (California)
CEO, Odesk
Kathy Swart (California)
Jim Sweeney (Massachusetts)
President, Sustainable New Energy
Laney Thornton (California)
The Laney Thornton Foundation
Pasha Thornton (California)
Flashpoint
Cariad Thronson (California)
CEO, Forefront Communications
Robert Thronson (California)
VP Business Development, Vigilent
Bill Unger (California)
Partner Emeritus, Mayfield Fund
Kathleen Unger (California)
Of Counsel, Freeman, Freeman & Smiley
Stephen Unger (California)
Managing Director, KSMU, LLC
Thomas Van Dyck (California)
Sr. Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Chris Vargas (California)
Founder, Cleantech Circle LLC
Maria Vidal (California)
Lisa Wan (California)
Mark Wan (California)
Founding Partner, Three Arch Partners
Mal Warwick (California)
Founder & Chairman, Mal Warwick Associates
Dave Welch (California)
President, Infinera Corporation
Heidi Welch (California)
Robert Wilder (California)
CEO, WilderShares, LLC
Diana Williams (California)
Alexa Willson (New York)
Managing Director, Private Client Advisor, U.S.Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Tonia Wisman (California)
Robert Wright (California)
Principal/CEO, Marketing Arts, Inc.
Ion Yadigaroglu (California)
Managing Partner, Capricorn Investment Group
Carroll Yandell (California)
George Yandell (California)
Director of Real Estate, Nature Conservancy
Daniel Yost (California)
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Steven Zieff (California)
Paul Zorner (California)
Venture Partner, Finistere Ventures

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