The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) says it is launching television ads this week in Colorado and Iowa to thank members of Congress who are some of U.S. wind power's biggest champions.
The ads thank U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado for their legislative leadership and their frequent, strong and proactive public support for wind energy. According to AWEA, these champions demonstrate wind's strong bipartisan support in Congress.
The Colorado television ad features wind technology instructor Shawn Lamb of Aurora, Colo., who trains students seeking to join the wind and renewable energy workforce. Both of the Iowa television ads feature Rob Hach of Anemometry Specialists in Alta, Iowa. Anemometry Specialists helps provide its customers with technology capable of measuring where wind power is the strongest.
AWEA says wind power supports up to 8,000 jobs in Iowa and Colorado combined and has attracted $14.3 billion in capital investment to these states' local economies.
The television ads are available at the following YouTube links:
AWEA says it plans to follow these TV ads with additional initiatives to thank the many other Republican and Democratic wind champions.