AUGUSTA, Maine – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Maine.
“Thank you, Governor Janet Mills, 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 Maine, 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 Maine and across the country.”
“Maine is committed to a clean energy future and enjoys abundant forms of renewable energy that power homes and businesses across the state,” said Governor Janet Mills in her proclamation. “Clean energy is part of America’s energy future and includes generation from renewable sources such as onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, as well as energy storage.”
In the proclamation, Governor Mills recognizes that the clean energy sector grows local economies and provides over 14,500 jobs in the state. The governor also notes that Maine leads New England in wind-powered generation and has a renewable portfolio standard that requires 80 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Last year, Governor Mills 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.