Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) submitted a resolution declaring the week of September 26 through September 30, 2022, as “National Clean Energy Week.” The bipartisan resolution kicks off a weeklong of activities highlighting clean energy innovation and help solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
“It is an honor to be working with Rep. Lowenthal and recognize Congress role in harnessing the power of free market and government collaboration to create jobs, expand our economy, strengthen America’s national security, and preserve our environment,” said Congressman Curtis. “Regardless of party, we can all agree that less emissions are better than more emissions.”
“Americans on both sides of the aisle agree that reducing emissions and lowering energy costs for families should not be a partisan issue. This bipartisan resolution highlights that Republicans and Democrats can come together to strengthen and expand America’s clean energy industry,” said Heather Reams, NCEW chair and president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “In its sixth year, National Clean Energy Week’s organizers applaud Representatives Curtis and Lowenthal for their leadership in introducing this resolution. Let this stand as a powerful message that both sides of the aisle can find common ground when it comes to advancing innovative clean energy solutions that create jobs, drive economic growth, and protect our environment.”
In addition to Representatives Curtis and Lowenthal, the bipartisan resolution is cosponsored by Representatives: Mark E. Amodei, Earl Blumenauer, Rochester Lisa Blunt, Earl L. Carter, Sean Casten, Steve Cohen, Suzan K. DelBene, Dwight Evans, Brian K. Fitzpatrick, Charles J. Fleischmann Raúl M. Grijalva, Richard Hudson, Jared Huffman, David P. Joyce, Daniel T. Kildee, Derek Kilmer, John Katko, Ann M. Kuster, Young Kim, Ron Kind, James R. Langevin, Susie Lee, Nancy Mace, Doris O. Matsui, Donald McEachin, David B. McKinley, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Joseph D. Morelle, Dan Newhouse, Tom O’Halleran, Jimmy Panetta, Bobby L. Rush, Maria Elvira Salazar, Bradley Scott Schneider, David Schweikert, Mikie Sherrill, Adrian Smith, Michelle Steel, Abigail Davis Spanberger, Elise M. Stefanik, Thomas R. Suozzi, Mike Thompson, William R. Timmons, Paul Tonko, David J. Trone, Joe Wilson, Lee M. Zeldin, Patrick T. McHenry, Garret Graves, Bruce Westerman, Troy Balderson, Sharice Davids, Jim Costa, Pete Stauber, Larry Bucshon, Bryan Steil, Chris Jacobs, James R. Baird, Dusty Johnson, and Jay Obernolte.
National Clean Energy Week is also supported by groups from across the energy industry including: Breakthrough Energy, Edison Electric Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Leeward Renewable Energy, American Clean Power, American Association of Railroads, American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), American Forest Foundation, American Public Power Association, Battery Council International , Bipartisan Policy Center, BP, ClearPath, Clearway, Climate Leadership Council, ESS, Inc., ExxonMobil, Quebec, Hannon Armstrong, Heat is Power, Hydro Quebec, Large Public Power Council, nano one, National Taxpayers Union, Nextera Energy, PG&E Corporation , The Permitting Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, AJW, ClearFlame Engine Technologies, Climate Advisers, Conservation International, Conservative Climate Foundation, and the Conservative Energy Network.
The text of the U.S. House resolution can be found here.