Represenatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) led a bipartisan resolution marking Sept. 21-25, as National Clean Energy Week. The week kicks off an annual awareness campaign to recognize the value of clean energy, which includes good-paying jobs, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment, with a goal of advancing bipartisan support of our nation’s clean energy sector. They are joined by 70 other bipartisan members of the House of Representatives.
“Environmental stewardship doesn’t mean making economic sacrifices-clean energy solutions and jobs are the future of the United States with clean energy powering more homes and businesses than ever before,” said Curtis. “The environment is, and should be, a bipartisan issue; I’m proud to lead this resolution and show that my congressional colleagues are working to leave the earth better than we found it.”
“I am honored to join my colleagues in introducing this important bipartisan resolution. Our country, and the world, are currently at a sink or swim moment. It is vital that we transition off carbon intensive polluting energy sources toward clean energy alternatives as soon as possible. This will take support from industry and policymakers alike to encourage innovation and a just transition to more renewable, zero-emission, clean energy. This will not only help our environment and climate, but our public health and economy as well,” said Lowenthal.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a proclaiming declaring this week as National Clean Energy Week in Utah:
“Whereas, we encourage individuals and organizations in Utah to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs and also encourage municipalities and individuals to advance Utah’s goals of providing cleaner, more affordable energy through innovation, strategic infrastructure and technology investments; and Whereas, we must cultivate the power of Utah’s entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assure Utah’s and the U.S.’s continued energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home; Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great State of Utah, do herby proclaim September 21-25, 2020, as National Clean Energy Week in Utah.” (Full proclamation PDF available HERE)