August 23— Hawai‘i Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week in Hawai‘i. The Aloha State formally acknowledges “the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in our state in recent years.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
In Recognition of
National Clean Energy Week
WHEREAS, reducing our use of fossil fuels is essential to the health of our planet; and
WHEREAS, most renewable energy sources are less expensive than oil; and
WHEREAS, clean energy from renewable sources, such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, is part of Hawai‘i’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, in June 2015, Hawai‘i was the first state in the nation to set a 100% renewable portfolio standard for the electricity sector by 2045; and
WHEREAS, in 2017, Hawai‘i’s renewable portfolio standards stood at 27.6 percent, more than the interim statutory 2015 target of 15 percent; and
WHEREAS, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering Hawai‘i homes and businesses more than ever before; and
WHEREAS, due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance, clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in our state in recent years;
THEREFORE I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor, and I, DOUGLAS S. CHIN, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018 as
“CLEAN ENERGY WEEK”
in Hawai‘i and ask the people of the Aloha State to join us in celebrating Clean Energy Week, support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century, and implement the cleanest energy technologies available.
Done at the State Capitol, in Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, this twenty-first day of August 2018.
DAVID Y. IGE
Governor, State of Hawai‘i
DOUGLAS S. CHIN
Lt. Governor, State of Hawai‘i
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.