Wind, solar and energy storage are job-creating industries that will help keep the U.S. internationally competitive in the 21st century global economy. Clean energy already provides jobs for over 500,000 Americans, with more on the way in nearly every state.

With renewable energy well-positioned to help power the nation’s economic recovery, the Renewable America campaign – a partnership with Climate Nexus and in collaboration with the American Clean Power Association – is connecting key decision-makers to clean energy workers in their communities.

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West Virginia

“From boosting supply chains to expanding carbon-capture, hydrogen, and solar energy on mine lands, our bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes historic investments in growing clean, renewable energy—which represents a critical step to boosting Arizona jobs and expanding economic opportunity across our state.”

– U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema

“I am leading the effort to supercharge American solar because we must transition to clean energy and we must make it in America.”

– U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff

“My bipartisan infrastructure package will make critical investments in the future of clean energy in Montana, and create good-paying jobs in the process. These resources will ensure that our grid is ready to handle the energy of tomorrow while protecting our clean air and water and growing our economy.”

– Senator Jon Tester

In the News

Renewable America is working with leading wind, solar, and battery storage developers to highlight the benefits of clean energy development for workers and local communities. Read about these benefits from project managers in our key states.


Recent Events


Date: 9/23/21

Summary: Staff from Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s office joined Arizona-based renewable energy developers, labor, and a local renewable project site manager for a discussion on the economic benefits of growing clean energy in the state.


Press coverage: Renewable Energy World, Forefront Media News, Morningstar
View the recording here.

  • Ben Stewart, Outreach Director – U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema
  • Richard Lerma, President – International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local Lodge 627
  • Jacob Evenson, Business Manager – International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local Lodge 627
  • Mark Cardenas, Legislative Affairs Specialist – Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Jay Tomkus, Intertribal Association of Arizona
  • Raymond Long, Senior Vice President of External Affairs – Clearway
  • Natalie Currie, Operations Manager of the Sun Streams/Sunshine Valley Solar Parks –EDP Renewables


Date: 9/24/21

Summary: Staff from the offices of Georgia Senators Warnock and Ossoff joined State Representative Demetrius Douglas (GA-78) and local solar energy workers and business leaders to discuss the growth of renewable power in the state. Panelists highlighted the job creation and other economic benefits that solar energy is delivering to the state, as well as the potential for future growth in the years ahead.


Press coverage: Yahoo! Finance, Stock News Feed
View the recording here.

  • Josh Delaney – State Director – U.S. Senator Warnock
  • Andrew Heaton, Field Director – U.S. Senator Warnock
  • Jacqueline Silvers, General Counsel – U.S. Senator Ossoff
  • State Representative Demetrius Douglas (GA-78)
  • Montana Busch, Co-Chair, Georgia Solar Energy Association and President of Alternative Energy Southeast
  • Allison Kelly, Executive Director – The Ray
  • Jonnell Carol Minefee, Managing Partner – Solar Tyme USA
  • Seth Gunning, Sales Director – Creative Solar USA
  • Margaret Campbell, Government Affairs Analyst – Invenergy


Date: 9/23/21

Summary: Staff from Montana Senator Jon Tester’s office joined staff representing an in-state renewable energy project, labor, and school officials benefitting from renewable energy development for a discussion on the economic benefits of growing clean energy in the state.


Press coverage: Northern Broadcasting System, Newsbreak, Benzinga
Watch the recording here.

  • Henry Ring – Climate and Energy Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Jon Tester
  • Erik Nylund – Natural Resources Liaison, U.S. Senator Jon Tester
  • Jack McBroom – Business Manager, IBEW Local 233
  • Luke Hoffer – Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 233
  • Kim Rickard – Business Manager, LiUNA Local 1686
  • Andrew Wills – Director of Federal Affairs, Invenergy
  • Shari Oberg – Superintendent, Judith Gap School District
  • Christina Barbachano – Superintendent, Harlowton Schools

Digital Ad Campaign

Renewable America is currently running targeted digital ads to elevate the stories of diverse renewable energy workers and generate grassroots support for clean energy policies in the infrastructure and budget reconciliation packages.



To learn more about previous campaigns, visit our archive.