NextGen Climate recently released new digital and print ads calling on elected officials to listen to Ohioans and lay out a plan to power America with more than 50% clean energy by 2030. The ads will run throughout Americans for Prosperity’s national summit in Columbus to educate summit attendees, including five presidential hopefuls and two Ohio elected officials, on the support in Ohio for aggressive clean energy goals.
“Ohio voters support powering America with more than 50% clean energy by 2030, and it’s time our elected officials listen to Ohioans and lay out a plan to get us there,” said NextGen Climate President Tom Steyer. Five of the presidential hopefuls and many more political leaders gathered in Columbus recently. Steyer encouraged them to take a moment to listen to Ohioans who have a vision for a healthier and more prosperous future for our children.
“By transitioning from outdated fossil fuels to modern clean energy technologies, we can prevent disastrous consequences and build a stronger economy with more and better jobs,” said Steyer. Nearly 89,000 Ohioans already work in jobs that support clean energy—at solar and wind component manufacturers along Lake Erie, energy efficiency companies in Columbus, and solar developers in Athens and Cincinnati.
In July, Steyer visited Columbus to call on candidates and elected officials to tackle climate change and laid out a plan to power our country with more than 50% clean energy by 2030 to put us on a path to a completely clean energy economy by 2050. Ohio’s prominence in the 2016 presidential election and recent polling shows that this is an issue important to Ohio voters, means that as candidates travel to the Buckeye State, voters will be expecting them to lay out a plan to achieve #50by30.