September 26— South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week in South Carolina. The Palmetto State formally supports clean energy solutions “across South Carolina, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes today than ever before.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of South Carolina
WHEREAS, across South Carolina, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes today than ever before; and
WHEREAS, clean energy, including generation from renewable sources, such as wind, solar, and hydro, sources as well as nuclear, natural gas, and energy storage, is part of our country’s energy future; and,
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in the Palmetto State in recent years; and
WHEREAS, according to the 2016 South Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census complied by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance, since 2015, clean energy businesses increased 79 percent, jobs grew by 110 percent, and revenues were up 41 percent; and
WHEREAS, clean energy jobs are inherently local, exempt from outsourcing due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance, and contribute to the growth of local communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Henry McMaster, Governor of the great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018, as
SOUTH CAROLINA CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
throughout the State and encourage all South Carolinians to support commonsense solutions that address our economic and energy needs in the 21st Century.
State of South Carolina
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.