In recognition of the sixth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Charlie Baker issued a proclamation celebrating September 26-30, 2022, as Clean Energy Week in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In his proclamation, Governor Baker recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting Massachusetts’ clean energy industry contributes a total of over 289,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. Last year, Governor Baker joined more than half of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective commonwealths and states.
“We thank Governor Charlie Baker 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 Massachusetts but throughout the country.”
“The Commonwealth has nearly doubled the amount of clean energy being produced in Massachusetts since 2010 with over 30 percent of the electricity sold in MA coming from renewable and alternative energy resources via the RPS, APS, CPS, and CES in 2020,” said Governor Baker in his 2022 proclamation. “Massachusetts signed an act in 2018 creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy in 2021, which codified the Commonwealth’s commitment to achieve Net Zero Emissions in 2050.”
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.