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Sen. Tim Kaine Tours Apex Clean Energy's Charlottesville Office

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Tim Kaine touring Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville Tim Kaine touring Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville
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Tim Kaine touring Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville Tim Kaine touring Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine stopped in Charlottesville Friday to discuss renewable energy and growing job opportunities in the industry.

The Democratic senator took a tour of Apex Clean Energy Friday, May 4, and held a roundtable with employees.

Kaine says he's working to include alternative energy provisions in the Senate Armed Services Committee's defense bill. He's also trying to create monetary benefits for those investing in wind and solar.

"There are certainly tax incentives that certainly benefit wind and solar but there's also tax incentives that benefit a dirtier, more heavy forms of energy. Do we have the right balance right now? This information from talking to the folks at Apex will help me make better budgetary decisions," Kaine said.

The senator says he supports Apex's efforts to hire veterans, who make up 10 percent of Apex's nearly 200-person staff.

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