WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and U.S. Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) today led the introduction of a bicameral, bipartisan resolution recognizing September 25-29, 2023, as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
“Providing all Americans with affordable, reliable, and clean energy continues to be a priority for policymakers, regardless of party affiliation,” said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum. “Thank you, Senators Susan Collins and Maria Cantwell, as well as Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Lisa Blunt Rochester, for your collaboration in leading this bipartisan, bicameral resolution that celebrates clean energy technology and innovation to reduce emissions, strengthen the economy, and power our modern world.”
“America’s clean energy sector creates good-paying jobs; strengthens local, regional, and national economies; and holds great promise in the fight against climate change,” said Senator Collins. “This bipartisan resolution recognizes the importance of clean energy sources and encourages investment in clean, low-emitting energy technologies to reduce harmful pollutants and leave the earth better than we found it.”
“Investing in clean energy and modernizing our nation’s grid will make America’s electricity supplies more secure, abundant, and affordable all while creating new jobs. The clean energy investments we make right now will have substantial impacts on our climate, economy, and global competitiveness for generations to come,” said Senator Cantwell.
“National Clean Energy Week is a time to acknowledge all the progress Iowa has made from lowering emissions without mandates or reducing energy supply to offering a roadmap for other states to use as a guide to a cleaner future for America to demonstrating the opportunities that come from flexibility and an any– of-the-above approach to energy production,” said Rep. Miller-Meeks, M.D. “I am proud to introduce this resolution with Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester to kick off National Clean Energy Week and find solutions, explore various industries, and celebrate the wide range of energy options available right here in the United States.”
“The 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week is a chance for all of us to come together and celebrate the innovations and policies that help produce clean and sustainable energy,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester. “I’m proud to work with Rep. Miller-Meeks to show that clean energy isn’t a partisan issue and that we can power our homes and economy in a way that helps us fight the climate crisis and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
In addition to Senators Collins and Cantwell, the bipartisan resolution is cosponsored by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Representatives Miller-Meeks and Blunt Rochester’s bipartisan resolution is also cosponsored by Representatives Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.), Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.), Nikki Budzinski (D-Ill.), Troy Carter (D-La.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-Ore.), Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas), John Curtis (R-Utah), Anthony D’Esposito (R-N.Y.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Mike Flood (R-Neb.), Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.), Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Thomas Kean (R-N.J.), Jen Kiggans (R-Va.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Jennifer McClellan (D-Va.), Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), Marc Molinaro (R-N.Y.), Blake Moore (R-Utah), Barry Moore (R-Ala.), Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.), Kevin Mullin (D-Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), Brittany Pettersen (D-Colo.), Deborah Ross (D-N.C.), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Eric Sorensen (D-Ill.), Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), Michelle Steel (R-Calif.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), William Timmons (R-S.C.), Jill Tokuda (D-Hawaii), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), David Trone (D-Md.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.).
NCEW was founded in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to bring together clean energy leaders and advocates across America. The week contains engaging programming such as the Policymakers Symposium – a three-day event convening elected officials, business leaders, advocates, policymakers, investors, and trade associations from all perspectives who are dedicated to advancing clean energy.
For more information about NCEW, including remote and in-person events and registration for the Policy Makers Symposium, visit the NCEW website at www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.