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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Gov. Ritter and State Sen. Anderson on States and Climate Policy
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Gov. Ritter and State Sen. Anderson on States and Climate Policy

***NEW SPEAKER: Please note State Sen. Anderson of Minnesota will be joining the call.***

Washington, D.C.—This November’s elections endanger the progress states have made with their clean energy and climate policies that reduce greenhouse emissions and create jobs. Colorado and Minnesota, in particular, are already seeing economic benefits from strong clean energy policies, such as their renewable energy standards (RES). The upcoming elections endanger the progress states will continue to make if state-level clean energy and climate policies are disrupted.

Thirty-five states have renewable energy standards in place, which set targets for how much of a utility’s sales should be from renewable energy sources. A new Center for American Progress Action Fund analysis estimates the number of jobs that will be created in construction, manufacturing, installation, operations, and maintenance of wind and solar projects that will be built to meet these targets. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of these jobs are at risk because of gubernatorial candidates who have pledged to attack their state’s RES or are vocal skeptics of climate policies.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Kate Gordon, Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado, and State Senator Ellen Anderson of Minnesota to discuss the vital role states have in continuing and improving clean energy and climate policies beyond this November’s elections.

What: Press call to discuss the role of state and regional actions on clean energy.

Who:

Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. (CO-D)

State Senator Ellen Anderson (MN-D)

Kate Gordon, VP for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. EST

Call info: (877) 210-8943

Conference ID: # 19294623

To RSVP to the call, please contact Anna Soellner at (202) 478-5322 or via email at asoellner@americanprogressaction.org.

To listen to press call, click here.

**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**

 

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