September 24— Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018as Clean Energy Week. The State of Michigan formally “encourage[s] individuals and organizations in Michigan to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st Century.”The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of Michigan
Certificate of Proclamation
WHEREAS, across Michigan clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before. In Michigan, installed solar capacity has doubled in the last two years alone and installed wind capacity is on pace to increase nearly 50 percent since 2016; and,
WHEREAS, clean energy is part of America’s energy future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, as well as nuclear, 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 Michigan in recent years. Michigan leads the Midwest in the number of economic growth in Michigan in recent years. Michigan leads the Midwest in the number of clean energy jobs, with over 122,000 people currently employed in the clean energy and energy efficiency sector – fifth overall in the nation; 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 Michigan to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21stCentury. I also encourage municipalities and individuals to implement the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available; and,
WHEREAS, we must harness the power of Michigan entrepreneurs, small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018, as Clean Energy Week in Michigan.
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.