RALEIGH, N.C. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of North Carolina.
“Thank you, Governor Roy Cooper, 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 North Carolina, 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 North Carolina and across the country.”
“North Carolina’s colleges and universities, in coordination with local and state partners, local municipalities, businesses leaders, and many others, continue to advance research and innovation in clean energy technologies,” said Governor Roy Cooper in his proclamation. “The state of North Carolina encourages individuals and organizations to observe Clean Energy Week by learning about and adopting solutions that advance America’s clean energy opportunities in the 21st Century.”
In the proclamation, Governor Cooper recognizes that North Carolina ranks first in the nation for clean energy jobs in rural areas and employs over 100,000 workers statewide. The governor also notes that North Carolina is fourth in the nation for installed solar energy capacity and has benefitted from $31.3 billion of clean energy investment between 2007 and 2022.
Last year, Governor Cooper 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.