In his proclamation, Governor Inslee recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting that Washington’s clean energy sector employs nearly 76,000 workers, meaning that more than five out of every 10 jobs in the Evergreen State’s energy economy are now in clean energy industries.
“We thank Governor Jay Inslee 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 but throughout the country.”
“Washington state’s clean energy economy promotes energy independence, energy security, and energy resiliency for all Washington residents,” said Governor Inslee in his 2022 proclamation. “Washington state’s energy future also includes significant investments in electrical grid modernization, energy storage technologies, solar installation, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle infrastructure, with an electric grid already among the cleanest and cheapest in the nation.”
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.