North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Burgum notes the importance of clean energy and says “North Dakota is committed to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy, including technologies like carbon capture, utilization and storage which continue to transform our fossil fuel energy.”
North Dakota is now one of 11 states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020. This marks the third consecutive year NCEW has been recognized by Governor Burgum.
Read the official text of the North Dakota state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, the State of North Dakota boasts an all-inclusive energy portfolio, including wind, hydropower, solar and waste heat-generated power, which is supported by a reliable baseload provided by clean fossil fuel-generated energy; and
WHEREAS, the State of North Dakota is a significant contributor to our nation’s energy security, ranking No. 2 in crude oil production and No. 6 in total energy produced; and
WHEREAS, North Dakota supports the development of a strong in-state renewable energy manufacturing sector to further diversify our economy; and
WHEREAS, the energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in North Dakota in recent years, employing more than 36,000 North Dakotans; and
WHEREAS, North Dakota is committed to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy, including technologies like carbon capture, utilization and storage which continue to transform our fossil fuel energy; and
WHEREAS, we must harness the power of entrepreneurs and small businesses in North Dakota, along with government collaboration, to assert American energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home, including both carbon and renewable energy sources.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020, CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in the State of North Dakota.
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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