New Climate Power Campaign Focuses on the Urgent Need to Invest in American Innovation as the Climate Crisis Worsens
Investing in American clean energy innovation and cutting-edge technologies will create jobs, spur economic growth and drive U.S. competitiveness
Washington, D.C. — Today, Climate Power announced a new campaign focused on the key role American innovation must play in solving the climate crisis. The first advertisement highlights why investing in cutting-edge, high reward clean energy technologies is key to creating jobs, increasing energy security, reducing pollution, addressing environmental inequalities, and strengthening our economy.
“American investments in innovation and breakthrough technologies put people on the moon and tiny computers in our pockets,” said Climate Power executive director Lori Lodes. “The climate crisis is the biggest challenge we’ve faced yet, but we can solve it with the right investments. We need Congress to give American engineers, scientists, researchers — and the American worker — the resources they need to tackle climate change and build the next generation of energy that is clean, renewable, and safe for our communities.”
American innovation is already creating good-paying clean energy jobs to workers across the nation. It is also key to increasing access to and driving down costs of clean energy so more communities can take advantage of the new technologies. The 30-second spot announced today is part of a seven-figure campaign that will run through the summer, expanding to key House districts in the coming months. “The Speed of America” emphasizes the urgent need for innovation and clean infrastructure solutions, and calls on Congress to step up and spark the clean energy revolution.
Climate Power will continue to advocate for President Biden’s bold climate agenda with ads that elevate the need for urgent action to support climate innovation and create new, good-paying jobs across the country. The extreme heat, drought and wildfires that have taken hold of the Western United States right now are putting a spotlight on how vulnerable the nation’s infrastructure is. Greater investment in clean energy innovation and emerging technologies is critical to securing a stronger grid, bringing reliable energy to families during dangerous weather events, and cutting climate pollution.