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CTSI Completes Successful Annual Policy Tour in Washington D.C.--Cleantech executives and investors meet with US Congressional offices and the Department of Energy

March 31, 2009

CTSI, the non-profit industry trade association for clean technology companies, organized two days of meetings with thirty-five Congressional offices and the Department of Energy, to provide a forum for participants to seek assistance with the common challenges affecting clean-tech start-up companies. Policy tour participants provided first-hand examples of how clean technology companies can add to the economic recovery with green jobs, local manufacturing, and measurable return-on-investment for their customers.

Tour members met with Congressional representatives from more than twenty states, including: California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois. Several meetings also took place with House and Senate committees on energy, natural resources, science & technology, appropriations, and tax policies.

"The passion that this year’s coalition brought to Washington was exceptional," stated Patricia Glaza, CTSI’s Executive Director. "Our meetings resulted in concrete follow-up actions for our members, and direct offers of support for CTSI legislative priorities."

For more information about the CTSI, visit www.ct-si.org.

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