RICHMOND, Va.– In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the commonwealth of Virginia.
“Thank you, Governor Glenn Youngkin, 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 Virginia, 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 Virginia and across the country.”
“Virginia has been making important investments in technologies to reduce methane emissions and, instead, harness organic resources to generate dispatchable energy,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin in his proclamation. “Virginia must come together in a whole-of-Commonwealth collaboration to assert American energy leadership and ensure low-cost reliable energy at home.”
In the proclamation, Governor Youngkin recognizes that the solar, wind, and nuclear industries employ 197,000 Virginians in the commonwealth. The governor also notes that Virginia has 2,725 megawatts of solar generation capacity and is home to the second-largest hydroelectric pumped storage facility in the world with a net generating capacity of 3,003 megawatts. Learn more about the 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.