In his proclamation, Governor Kemp recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting that Georgia’s four nuclear reactors provide about one quarter of the state’s renewable net electricity generation, with two additional reactors scheduled to come online in 2022 and 2023 at the existing Vogtle nuclear plant. Last year, Governor Kemp joined more than half the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Governor Brian Kemp 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 Georgia but throughout the country.”
“During Clean Energy Week, Georgians are encouraged to learn more about our state’s energy needs and do what they can to implement clean, low-emitting energy technologies when available,” said Governor Kemp in his 2022 proclamation. “Collaboration among Georgia’s entrepreneurs, businesses, municipalities, and state and local entities is necessary to promote America’s energy dependence in the global marketplace and to assure that low-cost, reliable energy is available here at home.”
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.