2020 Jobs Tour

Virtual and In-Person Events

In 2020, A Renewable America (ARA) Jobs Tour connected decision-makers to the economic benefits of wind and solar, as well as the top policy priorities.

After a successful event in Santa Fe, New Mexico in early 2020, the ARA Jobs Tour shifted from on-the-ground events to virtual offerings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the American Wind Energy Association, the Solar Energy Industries Association, regional partners, and local consultants, ACORE delivered 12 virtual townhall events and one in-person event as part of the 2020 ARA Jobs Tour.

Events in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, and New Mexico highlighted how expanding and upgrading transmission, as well as getting the market rules right on wind and solar projects paired with battery storage is critical to the accelerated growth of the two industries.

Sample press coverage

Public News Service - Jobs Tour Coverage
Des Moines Register - Jobs Tour Press Coverage
RTO Insider - Jobs Tour Press Coverage
  • 6 states

  • 13 events

  • Over 100 key federal, state, and local elected and appointed officials joined the events

Digital Ad Campaign

ACORE also executed a federally targeted digital ad campaign in July 2020 to generate grassroots support for clean energy in the COVID relief packages. The ads were viewed over 1 million times and generated approximately 2,000 congressional office contacts.

  • 6 states

  • Ads viewed over 1,000,000 times

  • Approximately 2,000 congressional office contacts by grassroots wind and solar supporters

All Past Jobs Tour Events

The ARA Jobs Tour has traveled around the country spotlighting renewable job creation and other economic benefits of the growing U.S. solar and wind industries. Read more about individual events, which garnered more than 300 press clips, by clicking through the state pages.

For more information about this work or to support future efforts, please contact Kevin O’Rourke, VP of Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs, at orourke@acore.org.