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  • Carney to join energy firm after leaving office

  • Lt. Governor John Carney announced on Thursday that he is joining the firm Transformative Technologies.  Carney, who served as Lt. Governor for eight years, was first elected in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004.


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  • Lt. Governor John Carney announced on Thursday that he is joining the firm Transformative Technologies.  Carney, who served as Lt. Governor for eight years, was first elected in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004.
    “I want to thank the people of Delaware for giving me the privilege to serve as Lt. Governor for the last eight years,” Carney said.  “I have worked hard to make a difference in the lives of Delawareans, and I am proud of the many successful initiatives we completed.  From our Models of Excellence in Education to the Lt. Governor’s Challenge, I think we did more in the Lt. Governor’s office than has ever been done before.
    “I also want to thank Governor-elect Jack Markell, who has been very gracious to me as I went through the process of making this decision, including giving me the opportunity to serve as State Treasurer.  I wish him well, and I hope to work with him on a number of important issues, including education and health care.”
    Carney will become the President and Chief Operating Officer of Transformative Technologies, a Delaware systems engineering and information company that creates proprietary and patented intellectual property in the fields of green technology and advanced information systems.  Transformative Technologies has assembled a growing portfolio of companies that will use unique intellectual property developed by the company and which will be headquartered in Delaware as a base for their management, marketing, design, engineering, and project finance functions.  Its companies include:
    DelaWind, which will create the supply chain of major components and key services for off shore wind farms to be built all along the East Coast, including Delaware.  Delawind will create hundreds of new blue collar jobs in the growing clean tech industry.
    ReCoGen, which is developing a growing international portfolio of energy projects that generate power using only recovered energy – such as waste heat or waste industrial gases – instead of conventional fossil fuels.
    SethGen, which uses renewables (sunlight) and wastes (such as corn stalks) to produce energy (electricity and ethanol) and carbon credits in rural Africa, China, and India.
    Transformative Technologies Information Systems Group, which will link the primary Sub-Sahara-African nations into the worldwide credit system both for individuals and businesses, which will dramatically enhance Africa’s ability to participate in the global economy.
    “I’m excited about this opportunity to be on the cutting edge of important new industries,” Carney said.  “The future of our state is tied to a strong and growing economy and I thought it was important at this critical time to play a role in creating jobs here in Delaware.  This opportunity will give me a chance to do that.”
    Carney left open the possibility of returning to public office.
    “I have spent more than 20 years of my life in public service,” Carney said.  “I am looking at ways that I might continue that service in the future and I will have more to say on that subject in weeks ahead.”
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