BOISE, Idaho – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Idaho.
“Thank you, Governor Brad Little, 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 Idaho, 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 Idaho and across the country.”
“Clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses across Idaho than ever before,” said Governor Brad Little in his proclamation. “Research and innovation for clean technology is necessary and is made possible in Idaho thanks to organizations such as the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Clean Energy Association, as well as collaboration with local and state partners. As America celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Idaho to support commonsense solutions that address our nation’s economic and energy needs.”
In the proclamation, Governor Little recognizes that clean energy supplies over 14,000 jobs to Idahoans. The governor also notes that Idaho is a national leader in clean energy with its rivers supplying over half of the state’s net electricity generation and its volcanic formations providing some of the best geothermal potential in the nation, making Idaho one of seven states with utility-scale geothermal generation capacity.
Last year, Governor Little 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.