September 24— Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018as Clean Energy Week. The State of Georgia formally acknowledges “Georgia is a national leader in biomass production and our communities rely on many forms of clean energy including nuclear production at four state plants, natural gas, and commercial and residential solar power installations.” The week is recognized as part ofNational Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA
WHEREAS: Clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses in Georgia than ever before; and
WHEREAS: Georgia is a national leader in biomass production and our communities rely on many forms of clean energy including nuclear production at four state plants, natural gas, and commercial and residential solar power installations; and
WHEREAS: Georgia leads the nation in wood pellet exports, accounting for more than one-third of total American production. In addition, Georgia solar power capacity has grown 13-fold since 2013, and now more than 175,000 homes are powered by renewable energy; and
WHEREAS: Georgia energy includes generation from renewable sources such as biomass, wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, as well as nuclear, natural gas, carbon capture technologies, and energy storage; and
WHEREAS: Georgia’s clean energy sector is an increasingly important industry for our state’s economy, employing more than 76,000 individuals; and
WHEREAS: Clean energy jobs are inherently local due to the on-site nature on construction, installation, and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, During National Clean Energy Week, individuals and organizations throughout Georgia are encouraged to learn more about our state’s energy needs and to implement clean, low-emitting energy technologies when available; and
WHEREAS: Collaboration among Georgia’s Entrepreneurs, small businesses, municipalities, and state and local entities is necessary to promote America’s energy dependence in the global marketplace and to assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home; now
THEREFORE: I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018, as CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in Georgia.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set me hand and caused the Seal of Executive Department to be affixed this 21st day of September in the year of our Lord 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.