Working through the Gulf Coast Energy Network, we have established a Gulf Recovery Fund to serve as a public-private partnership focused on moving the gulf region toward a more sustainable economic future through ecosystem restoration and a comprehensive, sustainable energy policy.
The Gulf Recovery Fund is looking forward to serving as a non-governmental entity designed to work closely with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), with representation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of the Energy, Defense, Commerce and the Interior. In this capacity we will engage with stakeholders and government officials from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and plan the economic recovery of the Gulf Coast.
Our mission is to engage government, academia, non-profit organizations, and private-sector companies to develop a sustainable strategy and assist in providing economic stability for the entire region with an emphasis on the protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems. By bringing together these stakeholders, we can develop the key elements to provide long-term safety and viability of the region, while promoting resource conversation and a clean energy economy.
The Gulf Recovery Fund will invest in the most promising projects from entities that focus on research, development, and deployment of cleaner energy technologies and alternative fuel sources. The Fund will also focus on long-term sustainable initiatives to restore the Gulf Coast ecosystem. Education and awareness will serve as the cornerstone for the Gulf Recovery Fundâ€™s objectives.