Amy Harder Aug 18
Groups to launch clean-energy lobbying blitz
America's clean-energy crowd is looking to shed its climate reputation and appeal more to a Republican-controlled Washington.
- An unusually broad and diverse coalition of 10 clean-energy associations are organizing a lobbying and advertising push next month to highlight how the industry is creating jobs and providing reliable electricity, with less focus on the sector's role combating climate change.
- Why it matters: Clean energy technologies, particularly renewables like wind and solar, have long been known most for their role cutting carbon emissions. With a president who doesn't think climate change is a problem and both chambers controlled by Republicans, the industry is looking to highlight what else it has to offer on the economic and national security fronts.
- The details: The coalition launched a website and is dubbing the week of Sept. 25 National Clean Energy Week.