Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Baker notes the economic importance of clean energy and says, “the clean energy sector provided more than 122,000 jobs in the state in 2019.”
Read the official text of the Massachusetts state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, Massachusetts is committed to renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment; and
WHEREAS, reducing our use of fossil fuels is essential to the health of our planet; and
WHEREAS, in 2019, Massachusetts ranked fifth in the country in installed solar PV generation capacity, with more than 2,300 MW from both large and small-scale facilities, with the rest of renewable power provided by hydroelectric, biomass and wind installations; and
WHEREAS, Massachusetts signed the Act to Advance Clean Energy into law in 2018, which expands the scope of energy efficiency programs, increases the renewable portfolio standard (RPS), establishes a clean peak standard (CPS), authorizes an additional 1,600 MW of offshore wind by 2035, and sets an energy storage target; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector provided more than 122,000 jobs in the state in 2019,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 21st-25th, 2020, to be,
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. NCEW is supported by CRES Forum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as NCEW’s fiscal agent.
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