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AEE's Nat Kreamer on Voter Impact on Nation's Clean Energy Future

Posted by Monique Hanis on Nov 3, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2020 — Today national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a statement about the importance of today's election on the nation's transition to more affordable, clean and secure advanced energy resources. All remarks are from Nat Kreamer, AEE's CEO:

"The overwhelming voter turnout demonstrates that this has been a banner day for American democracy, despite the pandemic. Americans have voted in person, by ballot dropbox, and by mail, but one way or another, they made their voice count. I know our industry participated in this election as never before.

"At AEE, we made Election Day a paid holiday, and offered an extra day off for employees who gave of their time to boost voter turnout. Several member companies followed with similar policies, including, but not limited to, Clearway Energy, Modern Energy, and Pattern Energy. Other clean energy organizations, including American Clean Power Association and Vote Solar, encouraged their members to do so as well. We applaud everyone supporting American democracy.

"We launched AEEVotes, promoting voter participation with “I Voted” selfies tagged to #cleanenergyvotes on social media platforms, and providing personalized voting information. 

"Advanced energy workers and supporters made their voices heard and for good reason. Clean energy was on the ballot today, and we at AEE stand ready to make the case to the winners of today’s election that advanced energy is poised to create prosperity for more Americans as we transition to a clean energy future.

"On a personal note, I fought in Afghanistan to defend American democracy. I came back from Afghanistan intent on getting the U.S. off of fossil fuels and on to renewable energy, so we would never have to fight overseas for oil again. To me, the fight for American democracy and the fight for advanced energy are one and the same. As we wait for the final tallies to determine the election outcome, I could not be more proud of my country, or my industry, today."

About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Engaged at the federal level and more than a dozen states around the country, AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $238 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.6 million U.S. workers. AEE's PowerSuite online platform allows users to track regulatory and legislative issues in state legislatures, U.S. Congress, state PUCs, RTOs/ISOs, and FERC. Sign up for a free trial at powersuite.aee.net. Follow us at @AEEnet.

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