For too long, the debate over the U.S. energy future has been framed as a choice between jobs and environmental protection. In reality, the solar and wind industries are now leading drivers of American job growth.

That’s why we’re changing the dialogue by enlisting local wind and solar business leaders to share their successes with key decision makers and the public. The Jobs Tour is building awareness of the economic benefits of these two sources of clean energy from the ground up, in the communities that are directly benefitting from the new energy economy.

From 2017-2018, the Jobs Tour created:

17 events for federal, state, and local elected officials

Over 300 press clips

24 new videos, with over 4 million online impressions

We are currently focused on educating key decision-makers and the public in the Great Plains and in the Midwest about the significant economic benefits of wind and solar energy, as well as the policy barriers that could prevent future expansion of clean energy in these regions.

To learn about last year’s Jobs Tour, please see below map and event highlights or click here for a full event listing.

Please check back soon for information on new events! 

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Jobs Tour Event Highlights

The Jobs Tour travels around the country highlighting job creation and other economic benefits of the growing U.S. solar and wind industries. Our past tour made 17 stops, watch some of the highlights below.

Highlights included:
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ first tour of a solar project
  • Ohio Rep. David Joyce’s visit to a Cleveland-based solar supply chain company
  • North Carolina Rep. David Rouzer’s visit to a solar job training program at Cape Fear Community College
  • North Carolina Rep. David Price’s visit to a solar developer’s control center in Durham
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To see our full video archive, click here.

The Wind Solar Alliance has joined forces with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Our educational programs and research will continue on as part of a stronger, larger, ACORE team. Read our press release. To learn more about ACORE, visit: