In his proclamation, Governor Evers recognized the growing importance of clean energy, noting the clean energy sector supports roughly 70,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Last year, Governor Evers joined more than half of the nation’s governors in issuing proclamations to recognize NCEW in their respective states.
“We thank Governor Tony Evers 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 Wisconsin but throughout the country.”
“Transitioning to clean energy can provide economic prosperity and vitality to more communities across the state, especially those that have been disproportionately impacted by climate change, those that lack economic security, and those currently relying on the fossil fuel industry for their livelihoods,” said Governor Evers in his 2022 proclamation. “This week, the state of Wisconsin encourages increased organizational and individual support of innovative and sustainable solutions that address the state and nation’s economic and energy needs, and joins municipalities and individuals across Wisconsin in working toward the goals of the state’s Clean Energy Plan and toward implementing the cleanest and lowest-emitting energy technologies available.”
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.