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

: Ladies Gallery, The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH

RSVP to Victoria Glynn, Operation Free Communications Associate,; or Lindsay North, AWEA's Media Relations & Outreach Manager, 202-431-4587 or   


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. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 100,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind power trade show, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Chicago, Illinois, May 7-10, 2018. Find information about wind energy on the AWEA website. Gain insight into industry issues on AWEA's blog, Into the Wind. And please join us on Facebook, and follow @AWEA on Twitter.