By Roberta Combs and Tom Kiernan, Opinion Contributors, The Hill
This week, hundreds of young conservatives from across the country will be visiting the nation’s capitol. Their mission is to participate in a time-honored democratic tradition—making sure their elected officials hear their voices. The message these young men and women plan to convey is simple: they support clean energy, and they want to power more of America with it.
Vigorous conservative support for clean energy may come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t. In fact, conservative principles and clean energy align quite well. Shared common values include a belief in markets, devotion to a strong U.S. economy, and the practice of good stewardship. And many of the country’s wind leaders–like Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and
Kansas–have long conservative histories. Continue reading here.
About the Writers
Roberta Combs is President & CEO of the Christian Coalition.
Tom Kiernan is CEO of the American Wind Energy Association.
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