Cantwell Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Establishing “National Clean Energy Week”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to establish the week of September 23-September 27, 2019 as “National Clean Energy Week.” The resolution recognizes innovative clean energy solutions and jobs as part of the energy future of the United States. 

“By investing in clean energy technology, the United States can become more efficient and independent, all while creating new jobs,” said Senator Cantwell. “The economy, the environment, and our energy security all depend on the investments we make in clean energy today.” 

The resolution recognizes that clean energy is now readily available, acknowledges the global leadership of the United States in clean energy solutions, and encourages investments in clean, low-emission technologies. It also emphasizes that clean energy is necessary for eliminating harmful pollutants and spurring economic growth. 

More than 120 organizations support Cantwell’s bipartisan, bicameral resolution, 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). 

Senator Cantwell is a longtime supporter of clean energy and the jobs it helps create. In June, she introduced legislation to help accelerate our nation’s transition to a cleaner, more diverse energy system. Earlier this year, Cantwell took to the Senate floor to call for action on climate change and investments in the clean energy economy

In addition to Senator Cantwell, the resolution is also sponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). In the House, the resolution is sponsored by U.S. Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and John Curtis (R-UT). 

The full text of the resolution is available HERE.