In his proclamation, Governor Ige recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting Hawaii was the first state in the nation to set a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) for the electricity sector by 2045.
“We thank Governor David Ige 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 Hawaii but throughout the country.”
“There is broad support among the people of Hawaii to work toward advancing Hawaii’s goal of achieving 100 percent RPS in the electricity sector by 2045 and become more self-reliant, energy efficient, economically secure and repair our climate in the process,” said Governor Ige in his 2022 proclamation. “The clean energy sector creates local jobs in energy efficiency and contributes to the growth of the state’s innovation economy.”
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.