U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) led the introduction of a bipartisan resolution recognizing September 26-30, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
“Americans on both sides of the aisle agree that reducing emissions and lowering energy costs for families should not be a partisan issue. This bipartisan resolution highlights that Republicans and Democrats can come together to strengthen and expand America’s clean energy industry,” said Heather Reams, NCEW chair and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “In its sixth year, National Clean Energy Week’s organizers applaud Representatives Curtis and Lowenthal for their leadership in introducing this resolution. Let this stand as a powerful message that both sides of the aisle can find common ground when it comes to advancing innovative clean energy solutions that create jobs, drive economic growth, and protect our environment.”
“Regardless of party, we can all agree that less emissions are better than more emissions,” said Representative Curtis. “The United States is the leader in clean energy technology development and our energy sector deserves recognition as the tip of the spear in reducing worldwide emissions. I am honored to stand side by side with my colleagues, and especially my Democratic co-lead and friend Representative Lowenthal, celebrating National Clean Energy Week as we work with partners across the world to reduce emissions and innovate for our future.”
In addition to Representatives Curtis and Lowenthal, the bipartisan resolution is cosponsored by Representatives: Amodei (R-NV), Balderson (R-OH), Blumenauer (D-OR), Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Bucshon (R-IN), Carter (R-GA), Casten (D-IL), Cohen (D-TN), Costa (D-CA), Davids (D-KS), DelBene (D-WA), Evans (D-PA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fleischmann (R-TN), Graves (R-LA), Grijalva (D-AZ), Hudson (R-NC), Huffman (D-CA), Jacobs (R-NY), Johnson (R-SD), Joyce (R-OH), Kildee (D-MI), Kilmer (D-WA), Kim (D-CA), Kuster (D-NH), Langevin (D-RI), Lee (D-NV), Mace (R-SC), Matsui (D-CA), McEachin (D-VA), McHenry (R-NC), McKinley (R-WV), Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Morelle (D-NY), Newhouse (R-WA), O’Halleran (D-AZ), Panetta (D-CA), Rush (D-IL), Salazar (R-FL), Schneider (D-IL), Schweikert (R-AZ), Sherrill (D-NJ), Smith (R-NE), Spanberger (D-VA), Stauber (R-MN), Steel (R-CA), Stefanik (R-NY), Steil (R-WI), Suozzi (D-NY), Thompson (D-CA), Timmons (R-SC), Tonko (D-NY), Trone (D-MD), Westerman (R-AR), Wilson (R-SC) and Zeldin (R-NY)
NCEW began in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to bring together clean energy leaders, advocates and policy makers across America with the goal of advancing clean energy policy. Through engaging programming such as the Policy Makers Symposium, the weeklong celebration includes in-person and virtual events to recognize the critical role that clean energy plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously bolstering the nation’s economy and energy independence.
Additional information about NCEW is available at https://nationalcleanenergyweek.org/.
The text of the U.S. House resolution can be found HERE.
National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. Follow NCEW on Twitter (@NCEWConf) and Facebook (NationalCleanEnergyWeek) for event updates. www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org