Sinema Backs Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating National Clean Energy Week

Sep 25, 2023

Bipartisan Senate resolution designates September 25 –29 as National Clean Energy Week

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution designating September 25-29 as “National Clean Energy Week” – celebrating America’s advancements in clean energy technology.

“Arizona leads the way in clean energy technology. I’m working to increase responsible production of critical minerals in Arizona and build an even stronger future and a healthier economy,” said Sinema.

This bipartisan resolution builds on Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction law that Sinema shaped – both of which power Arizona’s clean energy future.

Sinema’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes one of the largest investments in clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure in U.S. history, electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country, bolstering critical materials supply chains, improving energy efficiency, and building out a national network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Additionally, Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law provides $65 billion to strengthen electricity grids around the country and promote resilience of power infrastructure – including creating a new Grid Development Authority to build a clean energy 21st century electric grid, and substantial investments in clean energy sources like hydrogen, nuclear, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

The Inflation Reduction law allocates $370 billion to incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by investing in clean and renewable energy production, as well as billions in energy efficiency, clean manufacturing, and renewable energy generation, storage, and transmission.

Sinema’s bipartisan resolution underscores the benefits of clean energy to the environment and American energy users, and celebrates the more than 7.8 million Americans employed by the energy and energy efficiency sectors.