Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in Washington, D.C.
In the proclamation, Mayor Bowser notes the importance of clean energy and she highlights that “D.C. is ranked second in the nation in the Green Power Community.”
Washington, D.C. is one of the first places in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Washington, D.C. proclamation below.
WHEREAS, the goal of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) is to advance support of our nation’s energy sector and promote new methods of market development, policy change, and technological innovation; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. benefits from clean and readily abundant forms of clean energy that provide power to our homes and businesses; and
WHEREAS, clean energy jobs help expand local economies and boost economic development; and
WHEREAS, the Washington, D.C. Government Department of General Services sources 100% of its own operational electricity from renewable energy sources, including wind and solar; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. is ranked second in the nation in the Green Power Community by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. enacted the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, the most ambitious clean energy law in the United States which requires that 100% of electricity sold in DC must come from renewable sources by 2032.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, DC, do hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. as ‘NATIONAL 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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