August 27— North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Peace Garden State formally supports “an all-inclusive energy portfolio resulting in a strong economy.”
The Office of the Governor
National Clean Energy Week
WHEREAS, the State of North Dakota supports an all-inclusive energy portfolio resulting in a strong economy; and
WHEREAS, the State of North Dakota is blessed with abundant sources of energy, ranking nationally No. 2 in crude oil production, No. 11 in natural gas production, No. 9 in coal production and No. 9 in wind energy generation; 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 nearly 32,000 North Dakotans; and
WHEREAS, North Dakota is committed to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy, including technologies that capture CO2 from power plants for beneficial reuse; 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 24-28, 2018, NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in the State of North Dakota.
Alvin A. Jaeger
Secretary of State
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.