Founder and local chapter director pledges major gift to fund 20 young business leaders into E2
(DAYTON, Ohio) — NEWS: Recently, Energy Optimizers, USA co-hosted the E2 “Clean Energy at a Crossroads” event in Dayton, Ohio. In true energy-optimized fashion, the event was held at a renovated former steam energy plant in downtown Dayton. Energy Optimizers, USA founder and E2 Midwest Chapter Director, Greg Smith and staff organized the event, along with E2 Midwest Advocate Micaela Preskill.
Amid a backdrop of controversial state bills, like Ohio House Bill 6 (HB 6), and various rollbacks of fuel and emissions standards and other such policies, E2 and Energy Optimizers, USA gathered business leaders and lawmakers together to discuss ways of moving with positive economic and environmental decisions and policies.
Ohio House Speaker Pro Tem Rep. Jim Butler, among others, participated in discussions with more than 50 local business owners and interested parties. Butler defended his stance on the clean energy rollbacks of HB 6, but was receptive to the concerns of executives.
He said hearing from individual business leaders painted the conversation in a new light, and he appreciated the role that E2 and Energy Optimizers, USA played in bringing both sides together.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown shared the same views in this video he recorded for the event ( https://youtu.be/jWUEULr3KoQ ).
In addition to productive conversations between lawmakers and business owners, Energy Optimizers, USA founder Greg Smith announced that he will personally fund scholarships for 20 E2 Emerging Leaders members every year for the next five years. This major gift will help young, clean energy professionals become part of E2.
Smith said one of his passions is getting more young people involved in the fight for climate and clean energy.
“It’s something I think is important and that I’m personally excited about it,” he said.
See here to learn more about the E2 Emerging Leaders program and see here to apply for a E2 Emerging Leaders program scholarship.
Lean more about Energy Optimizers, USA at: https://energyoptusa.com/
VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/jWUEULr3KoQ
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