BISMARCK, N.D. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Doug Burgum issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of North Dakota.
“Thank you, Governor Doug Burgum, 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 Dakota, 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 Dakota and across the country.”
“The state of North Dakota boasts an all-inclusive energy portfolio, including wind, hydropower, solar, and waste heat-generated power, which is supported by a reliable baseload provided by clean fossil fuel-generated energy,” said Governor Doug Burgum in his proclamation. “North Dakota is committed to developing innovative solutions for clean reliable forms of energy, including technologies such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage which continue to transform our fossil fuel energy.”
In the proclamation, Governor Burgum recognizes that the clean energy sector employs more than 9,000 North Dakotans and that wind power provided for about one-third of North Dakota’s net generation in 2021, ranking among the top six states with the largest share of wind-generated electricity. The state is also a significant contributor to our nation’s energy security, providing three percent of the nation’s fuel ethanol and producing around seven times more energy than it consumes.
Last year, Governor Burgum 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.