Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. DeSantis notes the importance of clean energy and highlights that Florida is “one of only four states in the nation with a utility-scale solar thermal technology electricity generation facility.”
Florida is now one of 18 states, and Washington, D.C., to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Florida state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, here in Florida, our children and future generations serves as a vital reminder of what is at stake when discussing the importance of creating a clean, healthy, and stable environmental foundation for their future; and
WHEREAS, the preservation of our environment, waterways, and natural resources is paramount; and
WHEREAS, my administration will continue working with our federal, state, and local partners to implement common sense solutions addressing Florida’s environmental, economic, and energy needs; and
WHEREAS, the 2020-2021 Bolder, Brighter, Better Budget continues Florida’s historic investments to safeguard the state’s water resources through the use of innovative technology, while also bolstering clean energy infrastructure through the expansion of electronic vehicle charging stations; and
WHEREAS, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before and are part of America’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, Florida is home to clean energy industry-leading producers of power generation systems, a variety of solar technology companies, biofuel producers, and battery and fuel cell manufacturers; and
WHEREAS, Clean Energy Week In Florida is an opportunity to encourage all individuals and organizations to implement eco-friendly and clean energy practices that reduce air pollution and mitigate other harmful impacts to our environment, benefitting our state for generations to come.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing September 21-25, 2020, as CLEAN ENERGY WEEK IN FLORIDA.
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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