Iowa Governor Chet Culver is taking action to create more green jobs in Iowa.
Culver signed an executive order last week which creates the Iowa Green Jobs Task Force. “In recent years, thanks to our efforts in biofuels and wind energy, we have created thousands of green-collar jobs for Iowans,” said Governor Culver. “However, if we are to expand these industries, we must also have the workforce necessary to fill those positions. That is why I am creating the Green Jobs Task Force, which will help coordinate our state’s efforts in creating and filling the green-collar jobs of the future.”
Culver previously signed an executive order to require state agencies to purchase more flex-fuel vehicles that use up to 85 percent ethanol.