DES MOINES, IOWA (September 20, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds issued a state proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in Iowa.
Iowa is one of several states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2021, marking the fourth consecutive year NCEW has been recognized by Gov Reynolds.
In the proclamation, Gov Reynolds notes how the energy sector is a growing part of the economy and that clean energy is especially important to America’s energy future, stating that there are “over 28,00 Iowans currently employed in the clean energy sector.”
To celebrate Clean Energy Week, the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum (ICEF) hosted renewable-energy tours for Congresswoman Ashley Hinson and Congressman Randy Feenstra last Wednesday and Friday. Rep Hinson received a tour of a wind farm in Riceville and wind and solar projects of renewable-energy champion, Dave Johnson. Feenstra toured the New Harvest Wind Farm in Schleswig.
The final tour will be this Friday from 10- 2:30 PM in Taylor, Adams, and Union Counties. Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will tour Contrail Wind Farm, POET Bioprocessing, and Valleyview Campground Solar.
“Clean Energy Week provides an opportunity for us to reflect and celebrate the economic impact of renewable energy in Iowa,” said Ray Gaesser, Chair of the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum. “The benefits of renewable energy can be felt in every corner of the state, especially in rural Iowa, where clean energy is creating jobs and powering a rural revitalization.”
To learn more about ICEF and its involvement with Clean Energy Week, please visit https://www.iowacef.org/.
The Iowa Conservative Energy Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy statewide. ICEF was established in 2019 as a platform for Iowa 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. ICEF is a member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste-reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and protect and responsibly use our natural resources while improving energy-reliability and enhancing national and grid security.