DENVER – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Jared Polis issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Colorado.
“Thank you, Governor Jared Polis, 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 Colorado, 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 Colorado and across the country.”
“Across Colorado, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before,” said Governor Jared Polis in his proclamation. “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 over 66,000 clean energy jobs in Colorado.”
In the proclamation, Governor Polis recognizes that Colorado’s renewable electricity generation has more than tripled since 2010 and that renewable energy accounts for 30 percent of the state’s net electricity generation. The governor also notes that Colorado produces among the lowest-emission natural gas through statewide rules and technology innovation.
Last year, Governor Polis joined nearly three quarters of the nation’s governors 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.