In his proclamation, Governor Polis recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting since 2010, Colorado’s renewable electricity net generation has more than tripled—led by increased wind and solar—and accounted for 35 percent of the state’s total generation in 2021. Last year, Governor Polis joined more than half of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Governor Jared Polis 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 Colorado but throughout the country.”
“The clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Colorado in recent years, with nearly 60,000 clean energy jobs in Colorado,” said Governor Polis in his 2022 proclamation. “Colorado is now among the top 10 states for jobs in three sectors: 3rd in wind energy, 9th in bioenergy, and 6th in overall renewable energy.”
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.