In his proclamation, Governor Parson recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting Missouri has over 2,200 megawatts of wind power generating capacity and another 57 megawatts under construction. Last year, Governor Parson joined more than half of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Governor Mike Parson 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 Missouri but throughout the country.”
“We all recognize the need for reliable, affordable, clean, and abundant forms of energy for every Missourian,” said Governor Mike Parson. “We are proud that our robust agriculture industry allows us to be a top biofuel producing state. When coupled with growing wind and solar projects across the state, this increases energy options and affordability for Missouri families. Our administration is committed to making responsible investments in biofuels and clean energy projects that support energy efficiency, economic growth, good-paying jobs, and a sustainable environment.”
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.