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Just as National Clean Energy Week brings together partners and industries from across America, our advocacy and policy preferences are equally as diverse. The blog is meant to house content and commentary from many industries in an effort to advance clean energy goals on behalf of all Americans.

 

Clean Energy Is Growing the Economy and Driving Down Emissions

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February

Clean Energy Is Growing the Economy and Driving Down Emissions

The Hill By Charles Hernick and Lisa Jacobson The economic expansion since 2009 is historic not just for its duration, but for the role that America’s energy sector has played in creating jobs and reducing carbon emissions. Over the past 12 months this trend has solidified and brought our domestic energy sector to its cleanest […]

NCEW 2017 Recap

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October

NCEW 2017 Recap

In 2017, National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) successfully brought together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space to discuss 21st Century solutions that address America’s need for abundant and reliable energy sources. A thirteen-member Steering Committee and forty-three other Participating Organizations worked hand-in-hand over 90 days to promote a non-partisan and […]

Millennial Clean Energy Advocates Co-Author NCEW Op-ed Featured on Red Alert Politics

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September

Millennial Clean Energy Advocates Co-Author NCEW Op-ed Featured on Red Alert Politics

In celebration of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), The American Conservation Coalition’s Benji Backer and DEPLOY/US’ Catrina Rorke teamed up to pen an op-ed that was featured in Red Alert Politics. The piece, “National Clean Energy Week: How young conservatives are leading the fight,” addresses the nationwide effort to promote clean energy solutions from the perspective […]

Letter To The Editor: Clean energy makes sense

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September

Letter To The Editor: Clean energy makes sense

By Teresa Welch Corvallis Gazette-Times 9/25/17   Sept. 25-29 is National Clean Energy Week. The timing couldn’t be better, as the Corvallis City Council is working to establish an advisory board to implement the city’s Climate Action Plan. By 2050, the plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent below 1990 levels. Accelerating […]

Small Hydropower, Big Opportunity

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September

Small Hydropower, Big Opportunity

by Rich Powell and Justin Ong   The future of U.S. hydropower no longer looks like the Hoover Dam – but more like your bathroom sink. There are new proven ways of creating electricity from existing flows of water, be it pipes in municipal systems or an irrigation canal on a ranch. These systems harness the […]

Next Gen Utilities as Complex Adaptive Systems

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September

Next Gen Utilities as Complex Adaptive Systems

The rapid buildout of renewable energy technologies, applications and assets in the distributed generation space has created both existential threats and enormous transformative potential for utilities riding the current wave of technological advance and consumer demand. The accelerated activity in the knowledge, power, and transportation sectors requires a complex adaptive systems (cas) approach that can […]

Inaugural National Clean Energy Week Includes Biomass

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September

Inaugural National Clean Energy Week Includes Biomass

The first National Clean Energy Week, a forum striving to encourage support of the United States’ energy sector through technological innovation and policy change, is taking place the week of September 25-29. According to the organization’s website: Across America, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more than homes and businesses. Taken together, our capacity […]

Wyoming and Nevada Promote Importance Of National Clean Energy Week

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September

Wyoming and Nevada Promote Importance Of National Clean Energy Week

Wyoming and Nevada have issued proclamations recognizing September 25-29 as National Clean Energy Week. Each of these states recognizes the clean energy industry’s unique benefits to their local economies. Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead’s proclamation formally commits “to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy,” and, “supports an all-inclusive energy portfolio because affordable […]

NCEW Announces High-Profile Symposium Speakers

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September

NCEW Announces High-Profile Symposium Speakers

NCEW has announced an updated Symposium run of show following a slight of high-profile speaker confirmations. It’s comprised of a number of experienced elected leaders and energy industry advocates. The Symposium & Demonstration Fair serves as the centerpiece of NCEW’s week-long activity in Washington. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congresswoman Cathy […]

Copper Makes Electric Cars Efficient and Eco-Friendly

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September

Copper Makes Electric Cars Efficient and Eco-Friendly

By Zolaikha Strong Director of Sustainable Energy for CDA Electric vehicles are not only great for the environment, they are a thrill to drive. As auto manufacturers like Tesla and BMW continue to innovate and improve the electric car experience, one constant continues to make these vehicles run proficiently and powerfully: copper. Copper makes up […]

REcharge Labs Organizes Webinars for National Clean Energy Week

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September

REcharge Labs Organizes Webinars for National Clean Energy Week

To the casual observer, these might appear to be tough times for renewable energy. There’s a lot of buzz from politicians and executives about doubling down on fossil fuels, cutting funding for alternative energy research and the like. We certainly understand why that kind of talk might be scary for folks who believe investing in […]

Idaho Embraces Importance of National Clean Energy Week

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September

Idaho Embraces Importance of National Clean Energy Week

The State of Idaho issued a proclamation recognizing September 25-29th as National Clean Energy Week. It’s only fitting that Idaho is known as the Gem State due to abundant mineral deposits and robust pursuit of clean energy production derived from natural resources. The proclamation from Governor Otter formally “encourages all municipalities and individuals to implement the […]

Energy Storage Association is Fighting to Ensure “Resilient, Sustainable, Efficient and Affordable Energy Grid” During NCEW

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September

Energy Storage Association is Fighting to Ensure “Resilient, Sustainable, Efficient and Affordable Energy Grid” During NCEW

The energy storage industry allows our nation’s energy supply to be used in an efficient and flexible manner. NCEW is thrilled to have the growing industry represented in our leadership. Upon joining NCEW’s Steering Committee, the CEO of the Energy Storage Association, Kelly Speakes-Backman, said, “Energy storage is a critical hub for the continued growth […]

American Gas Association Joins National Clean Energy Week!

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September

American Gas Association Joins National Clean Energy Week!

National Clean Energy Week is excited to announce that that the American Gas Association (AGA) has joined as the 13th member of our organizing Steering Committee. We’re excited to work with them to highlight their organization’s involvement in our events and advocacy. Upon news of the announcement, Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA, said, […]

It’s a wrap: Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

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August

It’s a wrap: Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

By Greg Alvarez, American Wind Energy Association. Thank you to the many people and organizations who helped make the first #AmericanWindWeek a resounding success! Across the country, thousands of supporters chimed in on social media and told us why they think wind energy is an American success story. On the ground, we had wind farm tours and open houses […]

Our recent National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) announcement

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August

Our recent National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) announcement

Our recent National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) announcement sparked widespread praise and recognition from energy reporters and industry associations across America. NCEW will drive discussion about how clean energy research and development can diversify the national electrical grid, grow the economy and strengthen our national security– all while protecting the quality and sustainability of our […]

National Clean Energy Week Welcomes Center for Liquefied Natural Gas To Steering Committee

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August

National Clean Energy Week Welcomes Center for Liquefied Natural Gas To Steering Committee

Today, National Clean Energy Week welcomed the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) as the eleventh member to its Steering Committee. Representing an affordable and versatile energy source, CLNG is a key player in promoting commonsense policies that develop reliable energy sources. CLNG will join other clean energy industry associations, businesses and non-profits during the […]

Axios Scoops National Clean Energy Week Announcement

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August

Axios Scoops National Clean Energy Week Announcement

On August 18th came the first public announcement that National Clean Energy Week will take place from September 25th through 29th. News of the announcement received widespread recognition. Axios’ Amy Harder had the scoop: “An unusually broad and diverse coalition of 10 clean-energy associations are organizing a lobbying and advertising push next month to highlight […]

Inaugural National Clean Energy Week

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August

Inaugural National Clean Energy Week

The Inaugural National Clean Energy Week will run from September 25 through September 29. It will bring together Republicans and Democrats, private sector industries, elected leaders and research experts to advance 21st century solutions to America’s energy needs. Be sure to watch this space for new content updates as well as useful materials on how […]