September 18th 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is celebrating his state’s efforts to be a little greener.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the governor issued a state proclamation to recognize September 23-27 as “South Carolina Clean Energy Week.”
In the proclamation, Gov. McMaster said that, since 2015, “clean energy businesses increased 79 percent, jobs grew by 110 percent, and revenues were up 41 percent,” citing data from the 2016 South Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census compiled by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.
18 states across the country are formally recognizing National Clean Energy Week 2019.
Gov. McMaster said he encouraged all South Carolinians “to support commonsense solutions that address our economic and energy needs in the 21st Century.”