LANSING, Mich. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Michigan.
“Thank you, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, 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 Michigan, 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 Michigan and across the country.”
“As our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Michigan to support solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century, and also encourage municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer in her proclamation. “We must harness the power of Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace and assure low-cost reliable energy here at home.”
In the proclamation, Governor Whitmer recognizes that Michigan ranks among the top 15 states in wind-powered electricity generation and that the clean energy sector employs over 119,600 people. Michigan is also home to Ludington, one of the largest pumped storage hydroelectric power plants in the world, with more than 2,000 megawatts of capacity.
Last year, Governor Whitmer 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.