opinion: Personal experience in clean energy prompts voter to support Proposal 3
After being laid off 12 years ago from a machine tool manufacturing firm I started a renewable energy installation company.
In the last 11 years, I have witnessed the growth possible in the clean energy sector. When California had brown outs and started to really encourage renewable energy, I watched as hundreds of companies like mine opened and flourished there.
When New Jersey adapted a standard like Proposal 3, I noticed much of the equipment I purchased for sale in Michigan shipped from New Jersey. In 2009 Ontario adapted a standard like Proposal 3. That year at a trade show in California, I met a man from China that said he hoped to open a manufacturing plant in Ontario.
I recently found out that company now employs 300 or so in Ontario — all working 24/7.
That's why I'm voting YES on Proposal 3, and strongly encouraging others to do so.