Amy Harder Aug 18
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Groups to launch clean-energy lobbying blitz
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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.