August 20, 2020 — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Reeves notes the economic importance of the energy sector and says Mississippi provides “innovative statewide programs encouraging energy infrastructure development, energy efficiency and renewable energy.”
Mississippi is one of the first states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Mississippi state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, reliable, abundant and affordable energy is critical to Mississippi’s prosperity and quality of life, and energy resources have laid the foundation for our nation’s economic security and prosperity; and
WHEREAS, the production and consumption of energy affects our everyday activities and natural resources; and
WHEREAS, Mississippi provides innovative statewide programs encouraging energy infrastructure development, energy efficiency and renewable energy within state government, throughout its local governments and among its citizens, businesses, industries, and educational institutions; and
WHEREAS, energy sector development can offer employment and economic opportunities, and innovation in energy technology will strengthen our economy; and
WHEREAS, all Mississippians can continue to contribute to the bounty and efficiency of Mississippi by becoming energy aware and energy efficient in their homes and in their work and recreation areas; and
WHEREAS, National Clean Energy Week is September 21-25, and Careers in Energy Week is October 19-23, and Nuclear Science Week is October 19-23; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Energy has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy and Natural Resources Division has designated this year’s theme to be “Clean Energy for a Stronger America:”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi, do hereby proclaim October 2020 as
ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH
in the State of Mississippi and urge all citizens to acknowledge and honor this 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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