If you’re a regular newspaper reader, as I am, you may have seen the American Petroleum Institute’s latest ad campaign to drum up support for fossil fuels in America, the so-called “Vote 4 Energy” campaign.
Every time I see one of these ads I wish I had the money to buy my own full-page USA Today spread and take on the API’s smarmy rhetoric not to mention the canned ad models – does anyone actually believe the people pictured in these ads are real, average, everyday Americans?
Since I don’t have that kind of money , I’ll have to settle for a short blog entry on SolarChargedDriving.Com.
So, here goes, my response ad to the API’s “I’m an energy voter” ads. The ad’s original content is in black-colored type, my alterations and additions are in – you guessed it 😉 – green–>
“I’m an energy voter.
I vote for more energy security – by supporting renewable energy.
Renewable energy is virtually guaranteed to be local energy and it’s installed by local, American workers.
All across America you’re hearing a lot about energy. Because America needs more energy from clean, local, renewable and sustainable sources to create jobs and get our economy moving.
Clean, local, renewable and sustainable sources not only create jobs and get our economy moving, they save billions in health care and environmental costs. And tapping clean, local, renewable and sustainable energy saves lives, not to mention the most important life of all – the life of planet earth itself.
That means developing our plentiful domestic renewable energy – such as sun, wind, geothermal and hydro, as well as up-and-coming renewable energy forms such as tidal and wave power – for new opportunities, a new era of energy security, and a brighter, cleaner, healthier future for all.
That’s why so many Americans are becoming renewable energy voters. They’re voting to reenergize America. They’re voting for clean, local, renewable American energy.”