September 23, 2019 — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. DeSantis notes that “in Florida, installed solar capacity more than doubled in the last year alone, and is expected to see additional growth in coming years.”
Florida is now one of 23 states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2019.
Read the official text of the Florida state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, Florida’s unique natural resources are the foundation of our communities, economy, and way of life; and
WHEREAS, Florida committed to the preservation of the natural environment and is implementing common sense solutions to address our environmental, economic and energy needs and
WHEREAS, the 2019-2020 Bold Vision for a Brighter Future budget demonstrates this commitment, making historic investments for the protection of water resources, as well as addressing the improvement of Florida’s air quality through technological innovation, the reduction of diesel emissions, and the support of electric vehicle infrastructure; 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, in Florida, installed solar capacity more than doubled in the last year alone, and is expected to see additional growth in coming years; 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;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in Florida.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 23rd day of September, in the year of two thousand nineteen.