Oklahoma Governor J. Kevin Stitt has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Stitt notes the economic importance of clean energy and says, “the energy sector 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 independence.”
Oklahoma is now one of 14 states, and Washington, D.C., to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the Oklahoma state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, the energy sector 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 independence; 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, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses across Oklahoma 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, because these jobs cannot be outsourced due to the onsite nature of construction, installation and maintenance, clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies; and
WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Oklahoma’s energy sector as it meets America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Governor J. Kevin Stitt, do hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020 as
“NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK”
in the State of Oklahoma.
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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