JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Mike Parson issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Missouri.
“Thank you, Governor Mike Parson, 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 Missouri, 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 Missouri and across the country.”
“Missouri believes in clean, affordable, and readily abundant forms for all,” said Governor Mike Parson in his proclamation. “Missouri is projected to add 2, 147 megawatts of solar over the next five years, and the solar industry employs more than 3,300 citizens, and the solar industry in Missouri includes more than 134 solar companies, 21 manufactures, 45 installers and developers, and 68 related companies.”
In the proclamation, Governor Stitt recognizes that the clean energy sector employs more than 56,000 Missourians. The state also has the second largest biodiesel production capacity in the nation at 212 million gallons annually from six biodiesel plants.
Last year, Governor Mike Parson 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.