September 12, 2019 — Maryland Governor Larry J. Hogan has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as National Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Hogan notes that Maryland is a national leader in clean energy given its “numerous programs and efforts to encourage the development of renewable energy across the state.” Hogan goes on to say that he encourages individuals and organizations in Maryland to support common sense solutions that address the nation’s economy and energy needs in the 21st century.
Maryland is now one of 14 states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2019. In 2018, a total of 29 governors, both Republican and Democratic, issued state proclamations declaring September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week.
Read the official text of the Maryland state proclamation below.
STATE OF MARYLAND
NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
SEPTEMBER 23-27, 2019
WHEREAS, Clean energy is part of our state and our country’s energy future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as solar, hydro, wind, and geothermal; and
WHEREAS, The State of Maryland supports all of the above energy strategies because clean, affordable, and reliable energy is the foundation on which a strong economy is built; and
WHEREAS, The State is a national leader in clean energy given our numerous programs and efforts to encourage the development of renewable energy across the state; and
WHEREAS, The State supports the development of a strong in-state renewable energy manufacturing sector to further diversify our economy; and
WHEREAS, The State’s leadership through energy efficiency programs offered by the Maryland Energy Administration and programs such as EmPOWER are a testament to the belief that the cleaner and cheapest form of energy is that which is neither produced nor consumed; and
WHEREAS, We must harness the power of entrepreneurs and small businesses in Maryland, along with government collaboration, to assert energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home; and
WHEREAS, As America celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage all individuals and organizations in Maryland to support common sense solutions that address the nation’s economy and energy needs in the 21st century.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do hereby proclaim September 23-27, 2019 as NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in Maryland, and do commend this observance to all of our citizens.
Larry J. Hogan
Boyd K. Rutherford
John C. Wobensmith
Secretary of State