Georgia Businesses and Workers Urge Senators to Support Clean Energy
In preparation for the impending vote on the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) alongside local stakeholders joined the offices of United States Senators Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock for a roundtable discussion about renewable energy expansion.
September 30, 2021. By News Bureau
Senators Ossoff and Warnock, both supporters of the infrastructure package in the Senate, addressed the benefits of increased renewable energy investment for Georgia's workforce and economy.
"I am leading the effort to supercharge American solar because we must transition to clean energy and we must make it in America," said U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff.
"The country is at a brink of an infrastructural revolution," Allison Kelly, Advocate and Executive Director at The Ray said. "The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would not only update our roads and bridges but will catapult clean energy jobs statewide."
"Clean energy initiatives not only bring environmental benefits to our communities; they also bring an influx of stable, good-paying jobs," Jonnell Carol Minefee, Managing Partner for Solar Tyme USA said.
The state of Georgia has already accomplished great strides in renewable energy. The clean power industry has invested $4 billion in renewable energy projects while host communities have seen $23.2 million in state, local, and property tax payments.
"Accelerating renewable deployment in Georgia will result in more high-quality jobs. With the right policies in place, the renewable industry can put millions of Americans back to work, achieving the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change," said Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
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