“…conventional wisdom says Democrats are typically consistent supporters of clean energy, while Republicans aren’t. That notion actually doesn’t match up with reality…For example, widely-respected, and reliably conservative, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has shown visionary leadership in creating and advocating for the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a fundamental part of why we have a modern U.S. wind industry today…It’s also not widely known that wind power supports well-paying jobs and invests in 75 percent of all Republican districts in the U.S.”
The op-ed comes as the three groups prepare to join alongside hundreds of young conservatives, several other renewable energy groups, and over a dozen dozen Republican U.S. Senators and Representatives to rally in support of clean energy.
As wind energy has grown to supply a record-high amount of electricity, enough for 20 million American homes, and jobs (88,000), more and more voters are stating their support for growing low-cost, homegrown wind power.
Just check out the graphic below highlighted just a few of wind power’s benefits.
For more information about the upcoming Conservative Energy Summit scheduled for next Thursday, September 22, visit http://yc4er.org/events/energy-summit-2016/