Gubernatorial Proclamations Kick Off 2019 Celebration
August 1, 2019 — Two governors have jumpstarted National Clean Energy Week 2019 celebrations by issuing state proclamations in recognition of the annual event taking place nationwide September 23-27, 2019. Both Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt recently signed proclamations formally supporting National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) in their home states. Last year, a total of 29 governors, both Republican and Democratic, issued state proclamations declaring September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week.
Now in its third year, NCEW brings together government officials, industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for events in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the clean energy sector stronger, and influence the discussion around responsible clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
In his proclamation, Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) encourages individuals and organizations to support “Oklahoma’s energy sector as it meets America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century.”
Governor Kay Ivey (R-AL) stated that the “clean energy sector has created jobs in Alabama and across the United States.”
Read the official text of the Alabama and Oklahoma state proclamations below.
State of Oklahoma
Executive Department Proclamation
Whereas, the energy sector is the leading economic driver in Oklahoma and the state’s all of the above approach to energy production plays an important part in America’s energy independence; and
Whereas, Oklahoma’s energy generation from renewable sources includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal sources, natural gas, biomass, waste-to-energy and carbon-capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
Whereas, across Oklahoma clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before: Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in producing wind energy and third in the U.S. for natural gas production; and
Whereas, these jobs that cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation and maintenance, clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies;
Whereas, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Oklahoma’s energy sector as it meets America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st and century; and
Therefore, we must harness the power of Oklahoma entrepreneurs and small businesses to ensure American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace, and continue to provide low-cost, reliable energy here at home;
Now, Therefore, I, J. Kevin Stitt, Governor, do hereby proclaim the week of September 22, 2019 as
National CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in the state of Oklahoma.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed. Done at the Capitol, in the City of Oklahoma City, this 5th day of July, in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and nineteen and of the State of Oklahoma in the one hundred and eleventh year.
Kevin Stitt, Governor
Michael Rogers, Secretary of State
By the Governor of Alabama
Whereas, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before and are part of America’s future; and
Whereas, clean energy includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro and geothermal sources. It also includes nuclear, natural gas and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
Whereas, the clean energy sector has created jobs in Alabama and across the United States of America; and
Whereas, National Clean Energy Week, encourages increased organization and individual support of solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs and invites municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available; and
Now, Therefore, I, Kay Ivey, Governor, do hereby proclaim the week of September 23rd through September 27th, 2019 as
National CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in the state of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor as the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 18th day of June 2019.
Kay Ivey, Governor