Celebrate American Clean Power Week 2022

The biggest week in American clean energy history just got bigger. Join us August 15-19, 2022 as we celebrate American Clean Power Week (ACPW), an entire week dedicated to showcasing the ways clean energy is building a better future for the U.S. 

We're building the clean energy economy.

As we undertake one of the greatest American energy transformations, the facts are clear: clean energy creates jobs, generates revenue, and uplifts communities.

During a time of historic legislative action that is expected to turbocharge domestic clean power, ACP is kicking off American Clean Power Week (ACPW).

ACPW is the nationwide celebration of clean energy and the good-paying jobs the industry creates for Americans across all 50 states. Its purpose is to showcase the clean energy technologies – land-based wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission infrastructure – that are powering homes and businesses, creating good-paying jobs, investing in communities, reducing costs for consumers, and helping to meet our national 100% carbon-free power goal by 2035.

ACPW takes place from August 15 – 19, 2022.

For an entire week, ACPW celebrates the many ways clean energy is building a better future for the United States. This year, ACPW is focused on the theme: Building the Clean Energy Economy, which will highlight the economic and environmental benefits clean energy technologies bring to communities across America.

The American Energy Transformation

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) marks a monumental shift in the county’s clean energy future. Harness the energy and celebrate the 525-550 gigawatts of clean power projects the IRA will spur!

Community Investment & Job Creation

Clean power drives investment into local economies and creates good paying jobs employing nearly 443,000 Americans.

Energy Transition for All

The energy transition creates a better future for everyone by offering economic growth and opportunities for investment and innovation.

Reliability & Security

Renewable energy is a reliable and increasing source of homegrown power for Americans across the country.

Building a Better Future

Transitioning to zero-carbon energy sources will drive the clean energy economy forward while benefitting our planet.

 

 

Daily ACPW Posts, Proclamations, & Events

From good paying jobs to providing extra sources of income, critical tax revenue, and emissions free power, clean energy helps communities grow. Numerous live and virtual events with public officials, industry leaders and the public at renewable energy projects across the country will celebrate clean energy’s 50-state footprint.

Monday: The American Energy Transformation

Day 1: The industry is going through a historical transformation.

With the Inflation Reduction Act awaiting imminent signature, the clean energy sector is poised for exponential growth. The IRA is estimated to add an additional 525-550 gigawatts of clean power projects built from 2022-2030, which will bring enough clean power online to power every American home by 2030.  This represents between $550-$600 billion in capital investments into the U.S. economy and it will mean lower consumer energy prices across the board for Americans with annual average savings around $1,000 per household.

ACPW Day 1 Highlights:

  • Senator Tom Carper (D) of Delaware was presented with a Clean Power Champion Award today at the University of Delaware campus.
  • Governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak issued statewide proclamation for ACPW.
  • CEO Heather Zichal wrote a blog on The American Energy Transformation.
  • States and cities across the country, including the State of Iowa & City of Kansas City, issued ACPW proclamations.

Members took to social media – see some featured posts below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday: Community Investment & Job Creation

Day 2: President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into Law!

ACPW celebrated the historical event of IRA becoming law, and moreover, the community investments and job opportunities generated by clean energy. Clean power drives investment into local economies and creates good paying jobs employing nearly 443,000 Americans, and with the IRA, millions more American jobs will be created in the sector and clean, reliable domestic energy will power every American home. ACPW Promotion: From August 15 – 19, members can post a standard, 30-day job post for free on the ACP job board (a $350 value for members). View the ACPW supporters guide (sent via email) for the promo code and posting instructions.

ACPW Day 2 Highlights:

 

Members touted clean energy job & community benefits on social channels – see below!

 

 

 

Wednesday: Energy Transition for All

Day 3: America’s clean energy transformation represents an unparalleled opportunity to create a better future for all – we must do our part to share all benefits and opportunities.

Wednesday will be dedicated to showcasing the inclusive efforts across the industry, such as Energy Transition for All. The energy transition represents an unparalleled opportunity to create a better future for everyone by offering economic growth and opportunities for investment and innovation, alongside greater access to clean and affordable energy. The clean power industry has a broad range of programs that are working to increase the participation of diverse and underrepresented populations in the industry.

ACPW Day 3 Highlights:

  • ACP CEO Heather Zichal showcases the incredible efforts by the clean energy industry, and the work that remains to be done, to ensure an equitable Energy Transition for All (ET4All) in her blog post.
  • Today, Invenergy today announced a new partnership with Airstreams Renewable Inc. to support military veterans and military spouses seeking careers in clean energy operations.
  • The Chicago Tribune noted ACPW in this article: “Illinois is fifth in the nation for clean energy jobs, and investing in offshore wind will keep Illinois on the path to sustainability and continued economic growth. Aug. 15-19 also marks American Clean Power Week, which showcases clean power as the lowest-cost, fastest-growing source of power in America.”
  • National Grid Renewables celebrated American Clean Power Week with tours of the first solar manufacturing plant and Ohio solar project: https://nationalgridrenewables.com/acpw2022video/

National Grid video

North Dakota Renewables Creating Jobs for Veterans: An Interview with Veteran Shane Jones

See some of the #ACPW22 social media posts below!

 

 

Thursday: Reliability & Security

Day 4: Renewable, domestic energy sources create predictability, security, and economic opportunity.

On day 4 of ACPW, we highlighted how renewable energy is a reliable and increasing source of homegrown power for Americans across the country. Renewable energy sources are essential to the country’s electricity mix, consistently providing a significant portion of American electricity. Grids across America cannot meet today’s demand without renewables.

ACPW Day 4 Highlights:

  • On day four of American Clean Power Week, we centered our attention on the role that renewable energy plays in stabilizing our power grid and securing our energy future in this blog post.
  • Representatives Paul Tonko and David Rouzer were recognized as Clean Power Champions.
  • The Apex Clean Energy staff and elected officials, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the commercial operations of Mulligan Solar Farm.
  • ACE NY hosted their 5th annual renewable energy tour.
  • ACP sat down with Illinois leaders in a virtual roundtable to discuss the economic benefits of clean energy development, including workforce development, local and corporate investments, and the future of the state’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.

 

#ACPW22 stayed active on social! See highlights below.

 

 

 

Friday: Building a Better Future

Day 5: On the last day of ACPW, we turned towards the brighter, more sustainable future that clean energy is securing for our planet.

Transitioning to zero-carbon energy sources – like land-based wind, offshore wind, and solar – will help drive the clean energy economy forward while also benefiting our planet by reducing the carbon pollution produced by conventional generation sources. 

ACPW Day 5 Highlights:

  • The final day of #AmericanCleanPowerWeek celebrated how the clean energy industry is building a better, healthier future for our planet with this blog post.
  • The Chicago TribuneGrand Fork Herald, and Williston Herald shared ACPW news articles.
  • Texas Rep. Donna Howard was recognized as a Clean Power Champion.
  • The District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Oklahoma all released ACPW proclamations to acknowledge American Clean Power Week.
  • We celebrated the final day with events and interviews; ACPW 2022 Building Iowa’s Clean Energy Economy (Link); Video from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (Link); Illinois Virtual Renewable Energy Roundtable (Link); Kansas Renewables Creating Jobs for Veterans: An Interview with Veteran Stacey Baker (Link); and North Dakota Renewables Creating Jobs for Veterans: An Interview with Veteran Shane Jones (Link).

 

 Day 5 Social Highlights:

 

 

 

 

American Clean Power Week Events and Happenings

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Today, clean energy projects span all 50 states. Explore the events and activities taking place across America to celebrate American Clean Power Week 2022.

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