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Highlights his work to harness Hawaii’s enormous potential for offshore wind
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a television ad campaign praising Senator Brian Schatz for working to spur offshore wind energy in Hawaii, which could create thousands of jobs in the state. The ad begins running today in the Honolulu market, and is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign to thank five members of Congress for protecting public health and promoting clean energy jobs.
“Senator Schatz is working across the aisle to stand up to the Tea Party agenda and invest in our clean energy future. His leadership on offshore wind could lead to thousands of new jobs and make Hawaii a true leader in clean energy,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters.
The ad highlights Senator Schatz’s efforts to harness Hawaii’s clean energy potential and build a strong clean energy future. In Congress, Senator Schatz has co-sponsored the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide tax credits to create good-paying jobs by developing offshore wind energy in the country. Hawaii has the greatest potential for offshore wind of any state, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Schatz’s has also co-sponsored the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy (STORAGE) Act, bipartisan legislation that provides tax cuts for small businesses and boosts clean energy development.
Senator Schatz’s leadership comes at a time when polluter-funded outside groups and their Congressional allies are trying to weaken the clean energy industry. LCV urges his constituents to contact the Senator and thank him for co-sponsoring the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which should be included as part of any effort by Congress to expand or extend tax credits. Backup for the ad is available here.
This ad is part of LCV’s national $1 million ad campaign thanking five members of Congress for taking action in the face of gridlock in Washington and attacks from Big Oil, corporate polluters and their allies in Congress. The campaign includes television and print advertising praising Senators Harry Reid, Brian Schatz and Kay Hagan, and Representatives Pete Gallego and Scott Peters.