CCEF ANNOUNCES 2018 CONSERVATIVE CLEAN ENERGY CHAMPIONS

State leaders recognized for advancing clean energy policy solutions across the nation

LANSING, Mich. – Conservatives for a Clean Energy Future (CCEF), a national nonprofit focused on state-based clean energy efforts, today announced its 2018 Conservative Clean Energy Champions award, recognizing 44 leaders in 14 states.

CCEF’S Conservative Clean Energy Champions are state and local policymakers who have shown consistent and exceptional support for conservative policy initiatives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Champions have been fighters for our nation’s transition to clean energy—working on issues ranging from net metering and third-party ownership to energy efficiency, renewable siting, and more, to make clean energy technology more accessible to ratepayers.

“As National Clean Energy Week approaches, we want to acknowledge the conservative policymakers across the country who are paving the way for a clean energy future,” said Mark Pischea, president of CCEF. “We are thrilled to honor and highlight our strong slate of 2018 Conservative Clean Energy Champions and the work they are doing in their state and local communities to fight for energy policy solutions that spark innovation, create jobs, protect ratepayers, and grow our nation’s economy.”

This year’s list of Conservative Clean Energy Champions includes:

Arizona

State Representative Jeff Weninger

Florida

State Senator Jeff Brandes

State Representative Holly Raschein

State Representative Ray Rodrigues

Georgia

Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black

Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton

Secretary of State Brian Kemp

State Senator Butch Miller

State Representative David Ralston

Indiana

State Senator Ron Alting

State Representative Ron Bacon

State Representative Mike Speedy

Iowa

State Representative Jarad Klein

State Representative Andy McKean

Governor Kim Reynolds

State Representative Louie Zumbach

Michigan

State Representative Tom Barrett

City of Walker Mayor Mark Huizenga

State Representative John Reilly

State Senator Dale Zorn

Minnesota

State Representative Dario Anselmo

State Representative Sarah Anderson

State Representative Cal Bahr

State Representative Nolan West

Nevada

State Assemblyman Jim Marchant

Stephen Silberkraus, Candidate for State Assembly

North Carolina

State Representative Jason Saine

State Representative Bob Steinburg

State Representative John Szoka

State Senator Jeff Tarte

Ohio

State Representative Rick Carfagna

Jon Cross, Candidate for State House

State Senator Matt Dolan

State Representative Laura Lanese

Pennsylvania

State Senator Pat Browne

State Senator Joe Scarnati

State Representative Mike Turzai

South Carolina

State Representative Nathan Ballentine

Virginia

State Delegate Tim Hugo

State Delegate Terry Kilgore

State Senator Glen Sturtevant

State Senator Frank Wagner

Wisconsin

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch

State Representative Todd Novak

Pischea added: “These Champions understand the importance of diversifying the nation’s energy portfolio. CCEF applauds them for their work to advance policy solutions that emphasize clean, renewable energy and energy waste reduction, helping to create a more resilient grid, improve national security, protect natural resources, and spur investment and job creation in their communities.”

Learn more about these Champions at www.conservatives4energy.org.

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About CCEF: Conservatives for a Clean Energy Future (CCEF) is a 501(c)(4) organization that educates and advocates for energy policy solutions that move our nation towards energy independence and a clean energy future. CCEF works with policymakers and stakeholders across the nation to promote policies that secure affordable, reliable, and increasingly efficient and renewable energy. Commonsense, market-driven clean energy policies will create local jobs, spark innovation and investment, and lower electric rates for all. www.conservatives4energy.org