Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Parson notes the economic importance of clean energy and says “Missouri currently has more than 55,000 clean renewable energy jobs.”
Missouri is now one of 15 states, and Washington, D.C., to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Missouri state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, Missouri believes in clean, affordable, and readily abundant forms of energy for all; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is a crucial piece of America’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, Missouri currently has more than 55,000 clean renewable energy jobs; and
WHEREAS, renewable energy is the third largest employer in Missouri with 5,251 workers; and
WHEREAS, at the end of 2019, Missouri had about 1,000 megawatts of wind power generating capacity from 500 wind turbines, and nearly 900 additional megawatts of wind power under construction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael L. Parson, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020, to be
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
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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