JUNEAU, Alaska – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Alaska.
“Thank you, Governor Mike Dunleavy, for joining us in celebrating National Clean Energy Week 2023,” said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum. “Affordable, reliable, and clean energy has become an issue on the minds of Americans across the country, from Main Street to Wall Street. In Alaska, clean energy is creating jobs, reducing emissions, and having a positive community impact. Clean Energy Week is an opportunity to celebrate the advancements made by industry leaders and advocates in Alaska and across the country.”
“The clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of growth in Alaska over the last decade, with public and private investments in renewables energy projects across Alaska,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy in his proclamation. “New renewable investments serve to increase access to affordable, local energy resources that keep energy dollars circulating in local economies and create new jobs and businesses.”
In the proclamation, Governor Dunleavy recognizes that Alaska is home to 49 out of 50 of the U.S. designated critical minerals, development of which could reduce reliance on foreign countries and boost our energy transition efforts. The governor also notes that the Alaska LNG Project is the only fully permitted export project on the west coast that has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by 77 million tons per year.
Last year, Governor Dunleavy joined nearly three quarters of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states. Learn more about the state proclamations here.
NCEW was founded in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to recognize the numerous advantages clean energy production provides to local communities, from economic growth and job creation to lower emissions and a healthier environment. The week contains engaging educational programming such as the Policymakers Symposium—three days of programming—convening elected officials, business leaders, advocates, policymakers, investors, and trade associations from all perspectives who are dedicated to advancing clean energy. Journalists can register for the NCEW Policymakers Symposium HERE.
For more information about NCEW, including sponsorship opportunities, remote and in-person events, and registration for the Policymakers Symposium, visit the NCEW website at www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.