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We Can Lead Statement on Copenhagen Deal

December 18, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - We Can Lead, a network of over 150 companies and top business leaders from 30 states, issued the following statement upon the news of a meaningful agreement reached in Copenhagen:

"Through his support of targets and timetables for greenhouse gas reduction, President Obama is standing tall on the world stage," said Jonathan Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer of Solazyme, Inc., a leading renewable oil company and a member of the We Can Lead network. "His actions send vitally important signals to both domestic and global markets that help provide the necessary incentives to move the US away from traditional fossil fuels. This will give US companies the ability to compete and lead the world in the race for clean energy while we usher in a wave of new green American jobs."

About We Can Lead

Business leaders from 150 companies from 30 states across the country joined the We Can Lead effort and traveled to Washington in early October 2009 to meet with Administration officials and more than 50 members of Congress to urge passage of comprehensive energy and climate legislation. We Can Lead advocates for passage of strong energy and climate legislation that includes a price on carbon to spur American innovation, unleash U.S. investment, create millions of new jobs, restore America's competitiveness and provide for economic and national security.

We Can Lead is a partnership of the Clean Economy Network, Inc. and Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). For more on We Can Lead, visit www.wecanlead.org

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