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On the Ground in Copenhagen: Commerce Secretary Locke

A video dispatch from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke out of the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Ed. Note: See previous installments from Interior Secretary Salazar, as well as EPA Administrator Jackson and Assistant Secretary of Energy Sandalow.

Today, the U.S. Center in Copenhagen turned the spotlight on American business, new jobs and the economic opportunities for Americans and people across the globe in building a clean energy economy -- and in providing the certainty and predictability business needs to succeed by passing comprehensive energy legislation in the U.S. Congress.  Secretary Locke delivered the keynote address to a full house, which included, in addition to scores of countries watching online, a linked-in audience in Hong Kong. There were many students, NGOs like the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, foreign onlookers and press in the room. With each day, turnout and enthusiasm seems to grow. 


Get more on the Commerce Department’s unique perspective on this issue from the Department's COP 15 page, the Secretary's Twitter account, or his blog post up now.

Jake Levine is with the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change