In her proclamation, Mayor Bowser recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting that Washington, DC is ranked third in the nation in annual usage of green power by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is among the top 10 markets in the nation for electric vehicles, with more electric vehicle charging stations than gasoline stations. Last year, Mayor Bowser joined more than half of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Mayor Muriel Bowser for joining us in celebrating National Clean Energy Week,” said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “Across the country, the cost of living continues to rise. It is critical that we take a hard look at the solutions clean energy technologies provide to address America’s most pressing environmental, economic, and national security needs. The sixth annual NCEW and Policy Makers Symposium connects government officials from both sides of the aisle as well as top industry leaders, researchers, investors, and advocates to discuss how we can make the prospect of a clean energy future a reality, not only in Washington, DC but throughout the country.”
“The Clean Energy DC Building Code Amendment Act of 2022 requires the District to adopt regulations ensuring that all construction be completed under a ‘net-zero emissions’ energy standard by 2026,” said Mayor Bowser in her 2022 proclamation. “Washington, DC is proud to serve as model for building greener, more resilient cities and creating a better quality of life for all.”
NCEW began in 2017 as a bipartisan forum to bring together clean energy leaders and advocates across America. Through engaging programming such as the Policy Makers Symposium, the weeklong virtual event celebrates the critical role that clean energy plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously bolstering the nation’s economy and energy independence.
For more information about NCEW, including sponsorship opportunities, remote and in-person events, and registration for the Policy Makers Symposium, visit the NCEW website at https://nationalcleanenergyweek.org.
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.