February 1-5, 2010 is being focused as “Clean Energy Week” by about 100 organizations in the energy efficiency, environmental and renewable energy sectors to highlight the need for a comprehensive clean energy policy.
Clean Energy Week is aimed to draw the attention of national policy makers for a comprehensive policy in the clean energy sector, which will not only help the creation of huge numbers of green jobs but also for the U.S. to be a global leader in the clean energy arena.
Clean Energy Week organizers maintain that a good number of jobs will be created in America with a comprehensive clean energy policy while making the country a global leader in safe, healthy and clean energy production. In support of their view, the organizers point to an analysis conducted by the University of California at Berkeley, which revealed that up to 1.9 million jobs could be created between the enactment of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) and by the year 2020.
The enactment of the ACES will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 1 billion tons in the year 2020 alone as found by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This reduction of carbon emissions is equivalent to removing 200 million cars from the roads for a period of one year.
After the launch of Clean Energy Week at a news conference in Washington, D.C on February 1, a number of activities such as rallies, workshops, and outreach programs throughout the nation’s capital will follow including receptions, dinner, breakfast and lunch gatherings.