National Clean Energy Week Highlights Michigan's Bright Energy Future

MICEF Applauds Passage of Rep. Greg Markkanen’s House Resolution No. 166

LANSING, Mich. (September 23, 2019) — The third annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) begins today and continues through Friday, September 27th. Michigan joins the national movement with the support of the Michigan House of Representatives which unanimously passed House Resolution No. 166 on September 19, 2019. Introduced by State Representative Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock), the resolution declares September 23 – 27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in the state of Michigan and extolls the economic development and job growth resulting from a vibrant renewable energy industry in the state.  

“The expansion of renewable energy in Michigan has already brought new jobs and businesses to our state, strengthened our economy and increased our energy independence,” said Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF). “We see National Clean Energy Week as an opportunity to celebrate Michigan’s leadership in the clean energy sector, and to build momentum for the work still ahead of us. House Resolution 166 notes that Michigan is one of the top 15 states in the nation in wind-powered electricity generation, and points to the great potential in our state for solar development and advanced technologies such as battery storage and electric vehicles. We are proud to join the Clean Energy Week movement and hope that it will support the advancement of clean energy policies, resulting in abundant, low-cost, reliable energy for all Michiganders.”

National Clean Energy Week was established in 2017 by Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES Forum) with the goal of harnessing market forces, innovative technologies, and policy change to support our nation’s clean energy sector. Annually, NCEW brings together government officials, industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for events in Washington, D.C. and across America to stimulate discussion around responsible clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy. More information about this year’s events, speakers, and partners is available at http://www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.

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About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.

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