Several renewable energy advocacy organizations have announced the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place Sept. 25-29.
Participating groups include the Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum, the American Council on Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Economy, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Biomass Power Association, Clean Energy Business Network, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the National Hydropower Association, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
According to the groups, National Clean Energy Week will bring together industry associations, businesses, nonprofits and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C., and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger and influence the discussion around common-sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
“The wind industry is propelling American energy production, manufacturing and job creation into the 21st century,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “We’re proud to join in the effort to launch the first National Clean Energy Week this September by recognizing U.S. wind power leadership. American wind projects are among the world’s most productive, wind turbine technician is the country’s fastest-growing job and over 500 U.S. factories make up the wind supply chain.”
“Solar energy is a job-creating, cost-cutting power source that is turning our antiquated electricity system on its head,” adds Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “The strides clean energy is making across our country is something we should celebrate every week. We’re thrilled to be part of this joint effort and look forward to continuing to provide Americans the electricity they both want and deserve.”