SALT LAKE CITY – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Spencer Cox issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Utah.
“Thank you, Governor Spencer Cox, 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 Utah, 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 Utah and across the country.”
“Utah is committed to advancing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy through an ‘any-of-the-above’ market-based approach to developing Utah’s energy resources as well as driving advanced technology and infrastructure to utilize our resources more cleanly and efficiently,” said Governor Spencer Cox in his proclamation. “We encourage individuals and organizations in Utah to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs.”
In the proclamation, Governor Cox recognizes that 16 percent of Utah’s electricity generation comes from renewable resources, and that Utah is home to the nation’s only uranium ore mill still in operation. The governor also notes that Utah is one of seven states with utility-scale electricity generation from geothermal sources.
Last year, Governor Cox 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.