TV ads thank wind power champions in Colorado and Iowa

TV ads thank wind power champions in Colorado and Iowa

When a good job is done, everyone deserves a hearty "thanks" for their work. That's what television ads running this week are doing for American wind power champions in Colorado and Iowa.

The videos (seen below) thank U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R) and U.S. Represenative Bruce Braley (D) of Iowa and U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D) of Colorado. 

Thanks to leaders like these, 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. 

Their leadership has also helped American wind power become the mainstream source of electricity it is today and one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways to reduce carbon emissions while creating good-paying jobs and saving consumers money. Wind power attracts as much as $25 billion a year in private investment and supports as many as 85,000 jobs.

The Colorado television ad features wind technology instructor Shawn Lamb of Aurora, Colorado, 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 their customers with technology capable of measuring where wind power is the strongest.

Supporters can show their support for these wind champions by sharing these YouTube video links on Twitter with the following Tweets:

  • Wind champions in Congress, "Thank you" for your support for American #windpower http://bit.ly/1p28ekB
  • #Colorado thanks @MarkUdall for his leadership in supporting American #windpower http://bit.ly/1rjm5aR
  • #Iowa thanks both @ChuckGrassley and @BruceBraley for supporting American #windpower http://bit.ly/1p28ekB

David Ward is the primary point of contact for all press inquiries and manage AWEA’s day-to-day media relations. He also oversees media monitoring responsibilities and analyzes trends in the news about wind power. He owns a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from Villanova University and earned a Commendation for Service from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid due to work for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).

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