LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Arkansas.
“Thank you, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, 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 Arkansas, 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 Arkansas and across the country.”
“Energy generation from sources such as solar, hydro, nuclear, and natural gas are a part of our country’s strong energy mix,” said Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her proclamation. “Arkansas’ nuclear power generated 22 percent of in-state electricity in 2022, and hydropower provided nearly two-thirds of renewable generation.”
In the proclamation, Governor Sanders recognizes nearly 600 megawatts of solar generation are scheduled to come online in 2023 and that natural gas was the leading fuel for energy generation in Arkansas last year. 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.