CONCORD, N.H. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Chris Sununu issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of New Hampshire.
“Thank you, Governor Chris Sununu, 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 New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire and across the country.”
“The state of New Hampshire has taken proactive steps to ensure the continued growth of renewable sources of energy, access to distributed generation power sources, and to increase the use of energy efficient technologies,” said Governor Chris Sununu in his proclamation. “We must harness the power of New Hampshire’s 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 Sununu recognizes that the clean energy sector has been a driver of economic growth in New Hampshire in recent years and that clean energy jobs are inherently local and cannot be outsourced. In 2020, 19 percent of New Hampshire’s electricity generation came from renewable sources, including hydroelectric power, biomass, wind and small-scale solar installations.
Last year, Governor Sununu 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.