Clean Energy Capital, LLC, is an Arizona-based energy investment firm with a significant stake in biofuels, specifically ethanol refineries. Clean Energy Capital CEO Scott Brittenham has more than three decades of experience in investment banking and corporate management. Scott Brittenham has analyzed more than 200 clean energy investment alternatives and raised $140 million for biofuels investment since co-founding CEC in 2003. American society profits in a multitude of ways from the use and production of ethanol as a fuel source. Ethanol benefits the economy by stimulating growth and creating jobs at local, state, and national levels. Construction of an ethanol plant can grow a community economy by $110 million annually and create 700 permanent jobs. Additionally, ethanol production increases yearly household incomes and government tax revenues. Ethanol production contributes to American energy independence and security. By replacing certain percentages of gasoline with domestically produced ethanol, American dependence on foreign oil and gas decreases. Increased use of renewable resources, such as ethanol, reduces the use of non-renewable energy sources, such as gasoline, thereby curtailing the negative environmental and societal effects of burning fossil fuels. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, gasoline is a major creator of toxic emissions and carcinogens in the atmosphere. A transition to clean energies like ethanol will benefit the United States in the long run.