For the seventh annual National Clean Energy Week, Gov. Kay Ivey declared the week just that in Alabama.
Ivey signed a proclamation recognizing that “clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before.”
In Alabama, the clean energy sector employs more 44,000 people, which provides the third-largest generation of hydroelectric power to the Rocky Mountain region and the fourth-largest generation of nuclear power across the nation.
The Energy Institute of Alabama (EIA) today welcomed the recognition for the industry from Governor Ivey.
“We appreciate Governor Ivey recognizing the important role public utilities play in generating clean, affordable and reliable energy,” said Blake Hardwich, executive director of the Energy Institute of Alabama.
“EIA’s member companies, which include Alabama Power Company, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, Alabama Rural Electric Association, Electric Cities of Alabama, PowerSouth Energy and Tennessee Valley Authority, and the thousands of Alabamians they employ are committed to continuing to provide power to Alabamians in an environmentally responsible way.”
“National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions,” the coalition and sponsors say.
“National Clean Energy Week is dedicated to bipartisanship – we bring together business leaders, advocates, policymakers, and trade associations from all perspectives who are dedicated to advancing clean energy.”
NCEW encompasses broad and diverse energy sources, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, nuclear, natural gas, biomass, carbon capture, and waste-to-energy.
Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270