OKLAHOMA CITY – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Kevin Stitt issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Oklahoma.
“Thank you, Governor Kevin Stitt, 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 Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma and across the country.”
“The energy sector is the leading economic driver in Oklahoma and the state’s ‘all of the above’ approach to energy production plays an important part in America’s energy independence,” said Governor Kevin Stitt in his proclamation. “Oklahoma encourages the public and private sectors to strive to meet America’s economic and energy needs as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week.”
In the proclamation, Governor Stitt recognizes Oklahoma’s renewable energy generation comes from wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, natural gas, biomass, and waste-to-energy power. Embracing more forms of clean energy has placed Oklahoma as third in the nation for wind energy production.
Last year, Governor Kevin Stitt 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.