August 28— Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week in Colorado. The Centennial State formally acknowledges “clean energy jobs contribute to the growth of the local economy,” and particularly in Colorado, since there are “over 66,000 people currently employed in our clean energy sector.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of Colorado
WHEREAS, across Colorado, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before; and
WHEREAS, as of 2017, Colorado has 997 MW of installed solar capacity and 3,106 MW of installed wind capacity; and
WHEREAS, clean energy includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, as well as nuclear, natural gas, carbon capture technologies, and energy storage; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of our economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Colorado in recent years; and
WHEREAS, the number of jobs in the clean energy sector in Colorado grew by 6% last year, with over 66,000 people currently employed in our clean energy sector; and
WHEREAS, clean energy jobs contribute to the growth of local economies and cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and government officials should gather together and collaborate to ensure American energy leadership in the global marketplace and to promote low-cost, reliable energy here at home; and
WHEREAS, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, Coloradans are encouraged to support solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs and to clean, lowest- emitting energy technologies;
Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim, the period between September 24, 2018 and September 28, 2018, as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in the State of Colorado.
GIVEN under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this twenty-fourth day of September, 2018
John W. Hickenlooper
The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Biomass Power Association (BPA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
NCEW brings together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
For more information about National Clean Energy Week, please visit: www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.