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A New Economic Future for Rural Indiana?: Study to Show How Renewable Energy Could Trigger Boom for Economically Struggling Areas in State
Date:10/6/2009

Huge Potential See for High-Paying Jobs and Economic Revitalization Across State

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will release a major new report Wednesday (October 7, 2009) detailing the enormous potential that renewable energy jobs have to prove a major boost to farm incomes and rural economies across the state of Indiana. With steady winds and ample access to the raw materials for biofuels, biopower and biogas, Indiana has all the ingredients needed to be at the center of a new energy economy, including job-creating investments in energy-efficiency technologies.

News event speakers will be:

  • Martin Cohen, report author and independent energy analyst;
  • Jim Benham, president, Indiana Farmers Union;
  • Sam Miller, president, Solstice Architecture; Indianapolis; and
  • Pierre Bull, policy analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council.

TO PARTICIPATE: You can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 1 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2009 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442. Ask for the "Indiana Clean Energy Jobs" news event.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?: A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at http://www.nrdc.org as of 5 p.m. on October 7 2009.

CONTACT: Leslie Anderson, (703) 276-3256 or landerson@hastingsgroup.com.

ABOUT THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org.

SOURCE Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, N.Y.


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