Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 13th Annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo here on Capitol Hill. As we struggle with rising energy costs and the BP oil spill, we are reminded every day about the importance of a sustainable energy policy.
This important event will bring together nearly 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations to showcase the enormous potential of renewable energy and energy efficient technology.
As we search for ways to stimulate the economy, create green jobs, lower costs, reduce reliance on energy imports, and lessen the threats posed by the emission of greenhouse gas emissions, we must pay attention to this.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming this year's participants, and I encourage everyone to take some time to see the exhibits and speak with the participants.