BOSTON – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Maura Healey issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“Thank you, Governor Maura Healey, 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 Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts and across the country.”
“Massachusetts is committed to renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment,” said Governor Maura Healey in her proclamation. “Reducing our carbon emissions is essential to the health of our planet.”
In the proclamation, Governor Healey recognizes that the clean energy sector has provided almost 122,000 jobs in the commonwealth. Because of its Clean Energy Standards and Renewable Energy Portfolio standards, the governor notes the Commonweath requires nearly 60% of electricity served to end-use consumers to be from clean and renewable energy resources in 2023. In addition, Massachusetts has over 4,000 megawatts of operational distributed solar projects.
Last year, Massachusetts joined nearly three quarters of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states. Learn more about the 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.