October 5, 2022—In recognition of the sixth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Daniel McKee has issued a proclamation celebrating September 26-30, 2022, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Rhode Island.
In his proclamation, Governor McKee recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting since 2018, clean energy in the Ocean State has grown over 3.4 percent and totals nearly 14,000 jobs.
“We thank Governor Daniel McKee for joining us in celebrating National Clean Energy Week,” said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “Across the country, the cost of living continues to rise. It is critical that we take a hard look at the solutions clean energy technologies provide to address America’s most pressing environmental, economic, and national security needs. The sixth annual NCEW and Policy Makers Symposium connects government officials from both sides of the aisle as well as top industry leaders, researchers, investors, and advocates to discuss how we can make the prospect of a clean energy future a reality, not only in Rhode Island but throughout the country.”
“Across the State of Rhode Island, clean and affordable forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before, reducing carbon footprints and creating new jobs and investment opportunities,” said Governor McKee in his 2022 proclamation. “The State of Rhode Island is a national energy efficiency leader and innovator, investing in cost-effective, carbon-free measures that reduce energy burdens, save consumers money, spur economic growth opportunities and provide other environmental and health benefits.”
NCEW began in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to bring together clean energy leaders and advocates across America. Through engaging programming such as the Policy Makers Symposium, the weeklong virtual event celebrates the critical role that clean energy plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously bolstering the nation’s economy and energy independence.
For more information about NCEW, including sponsorship opportunities, remote and in-person events, and registration for the Policy Makers Symposium, visit the NCEW website at https://nationalcleanenergyweek.org.
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.