MADISON, Wis. – In conjunction with the 7th Annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), Governor Tony Evers issued a proclamation celebrating September 25-29, 2023, as Clean Energy Week in the state of Wisconsin.
“Thank you, Governor Tony Evers, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin and across the country.”
“The clean energy sector supports tens of thousands of jobs in Wisconsin,” said Governor Tony Evers in his proclamation. “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 towards the goals of the state’s Clean Energy Plan and towards implementing the cleanest and lowest-emitting energy technologies available.”
In the proclamation, Governor Evers recognizes that the state is on track to ensure all electricity consumed within the state is 100 percent carbon free by 2050. The governor also notes that the state’s first ever Clean Energy Plan sets up a fund to invest in innovative clean energy solutions.
Last year, Governor Evers 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.