SANTE FE, N.M. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of New Mexico.
“Thank you, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, 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 Mexico, 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 Mexico and across the country.”
“New Mexicans cherish their beautiful natural environment and recognize the imminent threat posed by global climate change,” said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in her proclamation. “Municipalities, organizations and individuals should be encouraged to integrate the cleanest lowest-emitting energy resources possible; the public and private sectors should be supported in further investment, research and development of our state’s clean energy resources.”
In the proclamation, Governor Lujan Grisham recognizes that the clean energy sector provides over 12,600 jobs in the state and renewable resources accounted for 42 percent of the total in-state electricity generation last year. The governor also notes wind energy accounted for 36 percent of New Mexico’s utility-scale electricity generation in 2022—more than five times the amount in 2015.
Last year, Governor Lujan Grisham 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.