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MREA launches new ‘call to action’ publication

Metro Wire Staff

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association has announced a new publication focusing on increasing the mainstream use of renewable energy.

The publication, Rise Up Midwest!, boasts involvement from MREA and more than 90 of its clean energy partners, featuring articles and resources from across the Midwest.

The publication outlines programs, policies, and actions that Midwest households, businesses, educators, communities, and advocates can take, to “create a groundswell of support to grow ‘Main Street’ energy investment and grid modernization,” a news release from MREA reads in part.

“The Midwest desperately needs a local economic development and jobs initiative that provides widespread employment opportunities,” said Nick Hylla, MREA’s executive director. “The transition to a local clean energy economy is a very real opportunity. We are sharing perspectives from some of the brightest voices working on the energy transition in the Midwest.”

The MREA launched Rise Up Midwest! in March of this year. Since then, a coalition of more than 90 businesses, organizations, jurisdictions, and workforce development partners have been working in coordination in response to the COVID-19 recession.

The publication contains articles written by more than 50 topic experts about the energy programs and policies that “are making a real difference in the Midwest and beyond,” Hylla said.

“We hope that their stories, their successes, and their visions for the future will inspire readers to action. We all have a part to play.”

To read the full Rise Up Midwest! Call to Action publication, and to download a copy, visit riseupmidwest.org/call-to-action.