This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) promoted a report that proposes "maximizing the national strength of U.S. manufacturing by employing a region-focused strategy for clean energy manufacturing," the Campaign for America's Future announced. The report indicates that Ohio has the fifth most green jobs of any state in the nation, and that the sector is growing more quickly in terms of job creation than any other sector in Ohio. The report, “The Green Industrial Revolution and the United States: In the Clean Energy Race, Is the United States a Leader or a Luddite?" was authored by Kate Gordon of the Center for American Progress, Robert Borosage of the Institute for America's Future and Derek Pugh at the Campaign for America's Future, in collaboration with the BlueGreen Alliance. Brown remarked that, "we can't replace a dependence on foreign oil for a dependence on foreign-made clean energy components," and noted the report's determination that "investing in the competitiveness of America's clean energy industry can create jobs, lower costs for consumers, and boost exports," according to the Gongwer Ohio Report. For more, read the full report and news release.