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Today, National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) announced the addition of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) to its Steering Committee. This brings the list of leading clean energy organizations that are actively taking part in planning discussions for the week to eleven groups.
“National Clean Energy Week can help promote greater understanding of the contribution of natural gas to cleaner air. Greater use of natural gas has been a major cause of the energy sector’s cuts in carbon emissions, both because it is replacing higher-carbon fuels and also because it serves as a back-up to renewables, thus enabling greater use of renewable sources in the energy mix,” said Charlie Riedl, Executive Director of CLNG. “In 2016, the energy sector used natural gas to generate electricity at the highest levels on record, and at the same time achieved the lowest carbon emissions in almost 25 years. LNG offers clean and affordable American natural gas to partners around the world seeking to reduce their emissions while providing good paying jobs and billions in investment in the U.S.”
During National Clean Energy Week, CLNG will join with industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
CLNG brings the NCEW steering committee membership to eleven organizations. The current list of steering committee member organizations includes:
- Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)
- Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
- Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
- Biomass Power Association (BPA)
- American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
- Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
- Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)
- Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
- Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum
- National Hydropower Association (NHA)
- American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
National Clean Energy Week will take place from September 25-29th. For more information please visit: www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.