August 30, 2019 — New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as National Clean Energy Week in her home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Lujan Grisham notes that New Mexico has wind and solar energy industries that employ more than 5,000 employees, “a natural gas industry that produces about 4 percent of the nation’s cleaner burning natural gas, and several other significant clean energy industries, including hydropower, geothermal energy, and energy storage.”
New Mexico is now the seventh state in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2019. Recently, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed proclamations supporting NCEW in their home states.
Read the official text of the New Mexico state proclamation below.
State of New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
WHEREAS, the Energy Transition Act, which became law in 2019, established a statewide renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2030 for New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, the new energy standard is expected to create more than 8,000 new jobs in New Mexico’s clean energy economy and stimulate over $4.6 billion of new investment; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico has wind and solar energy industries that employ more than 5,000 employees and generate nearly 2,600 megawatts; a natural gas industry that produces about 4 percent of the nation’s cleaner burning natural gas, and several other significant clean energy industries, including hydropower, geothermal energy, and energy storage; and
WHEREAS, New Mexicans cherish their beautiful natural environment and recognize the imminent threat posed by global climate change; and
WHEREAS, municipalities, organizations and individuals should be encouraged to integrate the cleanest lowest-emitting energy resources possible; the public and private sectors should be supported in further investment, research and development of our state’s clean energy resources; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of the State of New Mexico, do hereby proclaim September 23rd-27th, 2019, as:
“National Clean Energy Week”
Throughout the State of New Mexico.
Done at the Executive Office this 23rd day of August, 2019.
Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State of New Mexico.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Secretary of State