U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) led the passage of a bipartisan resolution recognizing September 26-30, 2022 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
“As the cost of living continues to rise in communities across the country, it is critical that both sides of the aisle come together to advance clean energy technology, reduce emissions, foster job creation, and ensure our country’s natural treasures are preserved,” said Heather Reams, NCEW chair and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “National Clean Energy Week’s organizers applaud Senators Susan Collins and Maria Cantwell for spearheading this bipartisan resolution, which highlights the increasing number of homes and businesses across America that have made the switch to using clean, abundant, and reliable forms of energy. In its sixth year, NCEW provides a platform where partisan politics are set aside to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s most pressing climate issues.”
“America’s clean energy sector creates good-paying jobs; strengthens local, regional, and national economies; and holds great promise in the fight against climate change,” said Senator Collins. “This bipartisan resolution recognizes the importance of clean energy sources and encourages investment in clean, low-emitting energy technologies to reduce harmful pollutants and leave the earth better than we found it.”
“Investing in clean energy and modernizing our nation’s grid will make America’s electricity supplies more secure, abundant, and affordable all while creating new jobs. The clean energy investments we make right now will have substantial impacts on our climate, economy, and global competitiveness for generations to come,” said Senator Cantwell.
In addition to Senators Collins and Cantwell, the bipartisan resolution is cosponsored by Senators: Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Coons (D-DE),Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Angus King (I-ME), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jackie Rosen (D-NV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tina Smith (D-MN), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
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. Senate 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