September 19— Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The State of Maryland formally supports “energy efficiency programs offered by the Maryland Energy Administration and programs such as EmPOWER [that] are a testament to the belief that the cleanest and cheapest form of energy is that which is neither produced nor consumed.”
From the Governor of the State of Maryland
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;
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 cleanest 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 economic and energy needs in the 21st century.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do hereby recognizeSeptember 24-28, 2018, as NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in Maryland, and do commend this observance to all of our citizens.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland, this 24th day of September Two Thousand and eighteen
Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.
Boyd K. Rutherford
John C. Wobensmith
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.