NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Bill Lee issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Tennessee.
“Thank you, Governor Bill Lee, 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 Tennessee, 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 Tennessee and across the country.”
“The clean energy industry employs thousands of Tennesseans and contributes to greater economic opportunity for families across the state,” said Governor Bill Lee in his proclamation. “Tennessee is well-positioned to lead America’s energy independence and security, serving as a model for the rest of the nation while bringing continued opportunity and prosperity to Tennesseans.”
In the proclamation, Governor Lee recognizes Tennessee has a long history with nuclear power innovation and is home to the nation’s only federally approved and undeveloped nuclear site in the nation. The governor also notes that the state assembly dedicated $50 million for nuclear development and manufacturing.
Last year, Governor Lee 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.