HARRISBURG, Pa.– In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Josh Shapiro issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Thank you, Governor Josh Shapiro, 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania and across the country.”
“Pennsylvania seeks to be the leader in protecting our environment by decreasing air pollution, supporting good-paying jobs through the clean energy sector, and reducing our reliance on non-renewable resources,” said Governor Josh Shapiro in his proclamation. “Our Commonwealth has a remarkable clean energy sector that provides tens of thousands of careers in technology and energy efficiency across the state.”
In the proclamation, Governor Shapiro recognizes that Pennsylvania’s clean energy portfolio includes wind, solar, nuclear, and hydroelectric power and provides jobs in energy conservation, efficiency, and storage. The governor also notes that a strong clean energy grid ensures more affordable, reliable energy for the public. Learn more about the 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.