Media Advisory: Ohio Veterans to Descend on State Capitol to Push for Clean, Homegrown Energy
Veterans Will Meet with Legislators to Discuss Renewable Energy & Ohio’s Clean Energy Future
October 25, 2013
Columbus, OH—On Wednesday, October 30th at 10:45am EST, veterans from across Ohio will join the energy security campaign Operation Free for a press conference at the state capitol. The veterans – many employed in the wind industry – will be visiting the capitol to inform legislators about the economic and energy security benefits of renewable energy sources and the existing Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS).
Through the AEPS, passed with bipartisan support in 2008, Ohio is providing consumers with more secure energy options, creating clean energy jobs for veterans and saving millions through energy efficiency. The clean energy policies in place are working and should be left to continue to attract clean, homegrown energy into the state. Continued support for clean energy policies nation-wide enhance the military’s mission capability, reduce energy costs borne by taxpayers, keep troops safer and strengthen our national and economic security.
WHO: Veterans from across Ohio
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:45am to 11:15am EST
WHERE: Ladies Gallery, The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH
Operation Free is a nationwide coalition of veterans and national security experts working to secure America with clean energy. Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project.
AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. America's wind energy industry, with 1,300 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers, and the world's largest wind power trade show, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, which takes place next in Las Vegas, NV, May 5-8, 2014. AWEA is the voice of wind energy in the U.S., promoting renewable energy to power a cleaner, stronger America. Look up information on wind energy at the AWEA website. Find insight on industry issues at AWEA's blog Into the Wind. Join AWEA on Facebook. Follow AWEA on Twitter.