September 24— Florida Governor Rick Scott has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Sunshine State formally invites “municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available.”
WHEREAS, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before and is part of America’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, clean energy includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, and also includes nuclear, natural gas, and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector has created jobs in Florida, with over 16,000 people currently employed in the clean energy sector; and
WHEREAS, National Clean Energy Week encourages increased organization and individual support of commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs and invites municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greeting and best wishes to all observing September 24 –28, 2018, as National Clean Energy Week in Florida.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 24th day of September, in the year two thousand eighteen.
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.