Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Ducey notes the importance of clean energy and highlights that “Arizona is home to the largest producer of clean energy in the country, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.”
Arizona is now one of 20 states, and Washington, D.C., to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Arizona state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before and are a foundational part of America’s future; and
WHEREAS, affordable and reliable clean energy is and will continue to fuel Arizona’s robust economy; and
WHEREAS, continued advances in clean energy technologies, energy storage, and grid reliability are critical to our energy future; and
WHEREAS, National Clean Energy Week encourages increased organizational and individual support of clean energy solutions to power our economy into the future; and
WHEREAS, Arizona is a leader in technological advancements and will continue to lead in this important policy area; and
WHEREAS, hydropower generation has played a key role in Arizona’s energy portfolio for well over one hundred years; and
WHEREAS, Arizona is home to the largest producer of clean energy in the country, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, which is jointly owned by seven utilities in four western states and provides low cost, clean energy to the entire southwest United States; and
WHEREAS, Arizona is a national leader in the development of solar energy, with more cumulative solar energy installed than almost any state in the country, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association; and
WHEREAS, the long-term focus on reliability and integrated system planning has and will continue to allow Arizona’s energy portfolio to be both clean and reliable.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020, as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. NCEW is supported by CRES Forum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as NCEW’s fiscal agent.
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