September 13 — Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a proclamation recognizing the week of September 25-29, 2017 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Gem State, which creates renewable energy from its rich natural resources, formally “encourages all municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest- emitting energy technologies available.”
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses across Idaho than ever before, and 75 percent of our utility-scale net electricity now comes from renewable energy sources; and
WHEREAS, Idaho is a national leader in clean energy, with our rivers supplying half of our net electricity generation, the fourth-largest hydroelectricity share in the nation; and
WHEREAS, Idaho is rich in renewable energy resources, with its volcanic formations providing the best geothermal potential in the nation, and Idaho is one of eight states with operating geothermal power capacity; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Idaho in recent years, supplying more than 24,000 in-state, non-exportable jobs to Idahoans; and
WHEREAS, research and innovation for cleaner technology use is necessary and is made possible in Idaho thanks to such organizations as the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Clean Energy Association, as well as collaboration with local and state partners; and
WHEREAS, as America celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Idaho to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century; and
WHEREAS, we must harness the power of Idaho entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace and provide access to low-cost reliable energy here at home;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. L. “BUTCH” OTTER, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim the week of September 25-29, 2017 to be
NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in Idaho, and encourage all municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Idaho at the Capitol in Boise on this 25th 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 forty-first and of the Statehood of Idaho the one hundred twenty-seventh.
C.L. “BUTCH” OTTER
SECRETARY OF STATE
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.