September 21— Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Sooner State is a leader in the clean energy sector “rank[ing] second in the nation in producing wind energy and third in the U.S. for natural gas production,” and, “the energy industry is the leading economic driver in Oklahoma.“
State of Oklahoma
Whereas, the energy industry is the leading economic driver in Oklahoma, and the state’s “all of the above” approach to energy production plays an important part in America’s energy future; and
Whereas, Oklahoma’s energy generation from renewable sources includes wind, solar, hydro, geothermal sources, natural gas biomass, waste-to-energy and carbon-capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
Whereas, across Oklahoma clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before: Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in producing wind energy and third in the U.S. for natural gas production; and
Whereas, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy, and has been a key driver of economic growth in Oklahoma in recent years: The number of jobs in the clean energy sector in Oklahoma continue to provide wealth-generating careers for Oklahomans; and
Whereas, these jobs that cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation and maintenance, clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies;
Therefore, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Oklahoma to support Oklahoma’s energy sector as it meets America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century; and
Therefore, we must harness the power of Oklahoma entrepreneurs and small businesses to ensure American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace, and continue to provide low-cost, reliable energy here at home;
Now, therefore, I, Mary Fallin, Governor, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018, as
National Clean Energy Week
in the state of Oklahoma.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of State of Oklahoma to be affixed. Done at the Capitol, in the City of Oklahoma City, this 19th day of September in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and eighteen and of the State of Oklahoma in the one hundred and tenth year.
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.