WASHINGTON DC, October 26, 2021 – The American Clean Power Association today kicked off its inaugural American Clean Power Week, an entire week dedicated to celebrating the ways clean energy is building a better future for the United States. The theme for the week is the United States of Clean Energy, highlighting clean energy technologies through numerous live and virtual events with public officials, industry leaders and the public across the country.
“American Clean Power Week is a nationwide celebration of clean energy and the good-paying jobs the industry creates for Americans across all 50 states,” said Heather Zichal, ACP CEO. “Today, the clean energy industry, wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission, is powering good-paying American jobs nationwide and is driving critical investment into local communities.”
Land-based wind, offshore wind, solar, transmission and energy storage are all key climate solutions that will help meet our national 100% carbon free power goals by 2035 while providing job opportunities to Americans across the country.
The clean energy industry employs 415,000 Americans and has invested more than $334 billion in the U.S. economy since 2005. Industry momentum combined with supportive policies and regulations could deliver over one million clean energy jobs by 2030.
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New national survey shows strong support among voters
ACP kicked off the week with findings in a new national survey commissioned by the Clean Power Institute, conducted by the bi-partisan polling team of Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research, which finds strong support for clean energy and recognition of its benefits. Among the key findings:
Additional results and methodology from the survey commissioned by the Clean Power Institute, can be viewed here: www.cleanpowerinstitute.org
Clean power projects generate renewable energy in all 50 states with more on the way as our nation drives toward its decarbonization goals.
There are over 180,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S. more than double the capacity five years ago with more on the way. That is enough to power over 52 million homes.
Highlights for American Clean Power Week
Monday, October 25: Land-based wind power: Wind is the nation’s #1 source of renewable electricity generation. Land-based wind power creates American jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy. Wind power is also a key climate solution that can help meet our nation’s 100% carbon-free power goal by 2035.
Tuesday, October 26: Solar Power: Solar power is a key climate solution that can help meet our nation’s 100% carbon-free power goal by 2035. Solar power is one of the most affordable sources of new electricity across the nation. Solar costs have fallen over 90% over the last decade.
Wednesday, October 27: Energy storage + hybrid power: Energy storage is a game-changer for American clean energy. It allows us to store energy for use at another time, increasing reliability, controlling costs for consumers, and helping build a more resilient grid. Energy storage is flexible and can be paired with any clean energy technology.
Thursday, October 28: Transmission infrastructure: Modernizing our nation’s aging energy transmission infrastructure is essential. Investing in and building new transmission makes the entire energy system more reliable, affordable, and resilient, and ensures that Americans have continued access to the energy they need.
Friday, October 29: Offshore wind: Growing offshore wind in the United States will create a brand-new American supply chain, tens of thousands of jobs, revitalize port communities, and stimulate investment into local economies across the country.
A full map of all American Clean Power Week events can be found here.
About ACP: American Clean Power is the voice of the clean power industry that is powering America’s future, providing cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis while creating jobs, spurring massive investment in the U.S. economy and driving high-tech innovation across the nation. We are uniting the power of America’s renewable energy industry to advance our shared goals and to transform the U.S. power grid to a low-cost, reliable and renewable power system. Learn more about the benefits clean power brings to America at www.cleanpower.org and follow us on Twitter @USCleanPower, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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