JACKSON, Miss. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Tate Reeves issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Mississippi.
“Thank you, Governor Tate Reeves, 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 Mississippi, 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 Mississippi and across the country.”
“Reliable, abundant, and affordable energy is critical to Mississippi’s prosperity and quality of life, and energy resources have laid the foundation for our nation’s economic security and prosperity,” said Governor Tate Reeves in his proclamation. “All Mississippians can continue to contribute to the beauty of and efficiency of Mississippi by becoming energy aware and energy efficient in their homes and in their work and recreation areas.”
In the proclamation, Governor Reeves recognizes that the clean energy sector provides over 21,500 jobs in Mississippi and that 75 percent of the state’s renewable electricity generation comes from biomass. Notably, Mississippi is also home to the largest single-reactor nuclear power plant with 1,443 megawatts of capacity and is one of the few states with large underground salt caverns capable of storing natural gas.
Last year, Governor Reeves 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.