CARSON CITY, Nev. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Joe Lombardo issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Nevada.
“Thank you, Governor Joe Lombardo, 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 Nevada, 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 Nevada and across the country.”
“Nevada’s energy sector is strong thanks to abundant renewable energy resources, modern infrastructure, and incentives that attract energy developers from around the world,” said Governor Joe Lombardo in his proclamation. “Nevada’s commitment to energy independence is expected to stimulate economic development, create job opportunities, provide low-cost energy for its residents, and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions for future generations.”
In the proclamation, Governor Lombardo recognizes that Nevada ranks sixth in the nation in total solar capacity and generation with solar power providing approximately 23 percent electricity generated in the state. The governor also notes that Nevada has a first-of-its-kind hybrid geothermal-solar power plant, which combines geothermal power with solar PV and solar thermal generation.
Last year, Nevada 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.