MONTPELIER, Vt. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Phil Scott issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Vermont.
“Thank you, Governor Phil Scott, 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont and across the country.”
“Vermont is committed to renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment,” said Governor Phil Scott in his proclamation. “Vermont’s growing energy economy has created jobs while reducing consumer demand for high-cost, high-carbon ‘peak energy’ by creating and supporting clean, renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency.”
In the proclamation, Governor Scott recognizes the clean energy sector provides 16,000 jobs in the state – the largest clean energy employment per capita in the nation at more than five percent. The governor also notes that Vermont has one of the lowest carbon emissions in the nation with almost 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.
Last year, Governor Scott 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.