September 24— Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018as Clean Energy Week. The State of Iowa formally acknowledges “the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Iowa in recent years with over 20,000 Iowans currently employed in the clean energy sector.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of Iowa
WHEREAS, Across Iowa, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before. In 2017, Iowa ranked first in the nation for share of electricity provided by wind energy and third in the nation in installed wind capacity. In 2018, Iowa is on track to double installed solar capacity over the last two years alone; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is part of America’s energy future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal sources, but it also includes nuclear, natural gas, and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Iowa in recent years with over 20,000 Iowans currently employed in the clean energy sector; and
WHEREAS, these jobs that cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature on construction, installation, and maintenance. Clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies; and
WHEREAS, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Iowa to support commonsense solutions to address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st Century. I also encourage municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available; and
WHEREAS, we must harness the power of Iowa entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace and assure low-cost reliable energy here at home;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim September 24th– 28th, 2018
Clean Energy Week
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED MY NAME AND CAUSED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO BE AFFIXED. DONE AT DES MOINES THIS 24 DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND EIGTHTEEN.
GOVERNOR OF IOWA
SECRETARY OF STATE
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.