September 28 — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a proclamation recognizing the week of September 25-29, 2017 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The State of North Carolina praises clean energy as “an opportunity for individuals, local governments, corporations, and other organizations in North Carolina to champion commonsense solutions that address the United States’ evolving economic and energy needs.”
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, North Carolina enjoys clean and readily abundant forms of energy across the state that power more homes and businesses than ever before; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is driving the United States’ energy future and fostering economic growth; and
WHEREAS, clean energy includes energy generated from wind, solar, hydropower, biomass,
geothermal sources, and energy saved because of energy efficiency policies and programs; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina is ranked second in the nation in installed solar capacity, and has more
than 7,000 megawatts of installed renewable energy capacity; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of North Carolina’s robust economy and includes more than 34,000 full-time employees, a 31 percent increase since 2015; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina’s clean energy jobs grow local economies and boost economic
development in rural and urban communities; and
WHEREAS, state government must collaborate with North Carolina entrepreneurs and small businesses to assert U.S. leadership and dominance in the global clean energy marketplace, and to assure low-cost reliable energy here at home; and
WHEREAS, National Clean Energy Week, September 25 –29, 2017, provides an opportunity for
individuals, local governments, corporations, and other organizations in North Carolina to champion commonsense solutions that address the United States’ evolving economic and energy needs;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim September 25 –29, 2017. as
“CLEAN ENERGY WEEK” in North Carolina,
and commend its observance to all citizens.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-fifth day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand and seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), 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.