Tuesday, August 17, 2010

800,000 Jobs by 2012

Today, President Barack Obama visited ZBB Energy Corporation in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and declared that our commitment to clean energy is expected to lead to more than 800,000 jobs by 2012.

ZBB Energy Corporation is a clean energy manufacturing company specializing in the production of advanced zinc bromide flow batteries and intelligent power control platforms for renewable energy storage. They are a prime example of how the Recovery Act is helping new clean energy industries bolster the manufacturing economies of mid-western states and lead us toward a brighter, greener economic future. Using funds from two of the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act projects, $1.3 million from the State Energy Program and a 48C Manufacturing Tax Credit worth $14.6 million, ZBB Energy has already been able to retain nearly a dozen workers, and over time, they expect to hire about 80 more.

To learn more about DOE Recovery Act investments in Wisconsin and/or your state visit energy.gov/recovery/states
Published on DOE Blog (http://blog.energy.gov)