Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) led a bipartisan resolution designating September 21st through September 25th as National Clean Energy Week. The Senate passed their resolution unanimously.
“America’s clean energy sector creates good-paying jobs; strengthens local, regional, and national economies; and holds great promise in the fight against climate change,” said Senator Collins. “This bipartisan resolution recognizes the importance of clean energy sources and encourages investment in clean, low-emitting energy technologies to reduce harmful pollutants and leave the earth better than we found it.”
“The American public’s overwhelming support for clean energy technologies and jobs is exemplified by today’s introduction of the National Clean Energy Week resolution in the United States Senate,” said NCEW Chair and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Executive Director Heather Reams. “Reducing emissions and growing clean energy jobs for Americans is an area where legislators across all levels of government and political backgrounds can find common ground. In an election year when it is so hard to get consensus on anything, it is tremendous that 18 Senators, Republican, Democratic and Independent, came together to support clean energy. National Clean Energy Week’s organizers applaud Senators Collins and Cantwell for introducing this resolution.”
The resolution has broad support from the more than 160 participating organizations, including Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the Biomass Power Association (BPA), the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), the U.S. Energy Storage Association, National Hydropower Association (NHA), and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
In addition to Senators Collins, Cantwell, the resolution was also cosponsored by Senators Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Thune (R-SD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Rob Portman (R-OH).
Click HERE to read the full resolution.