September 11— Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week in Kansas. The Sunflower State formally encourages “municipalities and individuals to advance Kansas’s goals of providing cleaner, more affordable energy through innovation, strategic infrastructure, and technological investments.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
By the Governor
TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, the State of Kansas supports an all-inclusive energy portfolio because affordable energy is the backbone of a strong economy; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is part of America’s energy future and it includes generation from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal, but it also includes natural gas and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
WHEREAS, in 2017 Kansas was the 4th largest wind power producer, and 36% of the state’s electricity is generated by wind energy; and
WHEREAS, Kansas is one of the top 10 ethanol-producing states and the state’s ethanol plants have a combined capacity of more than 500 million gallons a year; and
WHEREAS, Kansas is home to more than 23,000 well-paying clean energy jobs;
NOW, THEREFORE I, Jeff Colyer, M.D., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018 as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
In Kansas and encourage individuals and organizations in Kansas to support common sense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century. I also encourage municipalities and individuals to advance Kansas’s goals of providing cleaner, more affordable energy through innovation, strategic infrastructure, and technological investments; I want everyone to harness the power of Kansas’s entrepreneurs and small businesses; I also want to facilitate government collaboration to assure Kansas and the U.S.’s continued energy leadership in the global marketplace and to encourage low-cost, reliable energy here at home.
DONE: At the Capitol in Topeka under the Great Seal of the State this 5th Day of September, A.D. 2018
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Kris W. Kobach
Secretary of State
Katty M. Sachs
Assistant 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.