PHOENIX – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Katie Hobbs issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Arizona.
“Thank you, Governor Katie Hobbs, 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 Arizona, 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 Arizona and across the country.”
“Affordable and reliable clean energy is and will continue to fuel Arizona’s robust economy,” said Governor Katie Hobbs in her proclamation. “Continued advances in clean energy technologies are critical to our energy future, and Clean Energy Week encourages increased organizational and individual support of clean energy solutions to power our economy into the future.”
In the proclamation, Governor Hobbs recognizes that the clean energy sector has created over 63,000 jobs in Arizona. The governor also notes that 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.
Last year, Arizona joined nearly three quarters of the nation’s states 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.