In his proclamation, Governor Ducey recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting last year, solar energy produced more energy for the state than all other renewable energy sources combined—ranking Arizona fifth in the nation in solar energy generation. Last year, Governor Ducey joined more than half the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Governor Doug Ducey for joining us in celebrating National Clean Energy Week,” said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “Across the country, the cost of living continues to rise. It is critical that we take a hard look at the solutions clean energy technologies provide to address America’s most pressing environmental, economic, and national security needs. The sixth annual NCEW and Policy Makers Symposium connects government officials from both sides of the aisle as well as top industry leaders, researchers, investors, and advocates to discuss how we can make the prospect of a clean energy future a reality, not only in Arizona but throughout the country.”
“Continued advances in clean energy technology are critical to our energy future,” said Governor Ducey in his 2022 proclamation. “With a net summer capacity of 3,937 megawatts, Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the largest nuclear power plant, the largest net generator of electricity, and the second-largest power plant by capacity of any kind in the nation.”
NCEW began in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to bring together clean energy leaders and advocates across America. Through engaging programming such as the Policy Makers Symposium, the weeklong virtual event celebrates the critical role that clean energy plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously bolstering the nation’s economy and energy independence.
For more information about NCEW, including sponsorship opportunities, remote and in-person events, and registration for the Policy Makers Symposium, visit the NCEW website at https://nationalcleanenergyweek.org.
National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. Follow NCEW on Twitter (@NCEWConf) and Facebook (NationalCleanEnergyWeek) for event updates. www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.