South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. McMaster notes the importance of clean energy and says “South Carolina has experienced tremendous success in the solar industry and has significant potential in the development of wind, biomass, and other clean energy technologies.”
South Carolina is now one of nine states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020. This marks the third consecutive year NCEW has been recognized by gubernatorial proclamation in the Palmetto State.
Read the official text of the South Carolina state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, across South Carolina, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses 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 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, South Carolina has experienced tremendous success in the solar industry and has significant potential in the development of wind, biomass, and other clean energy technologies; 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 21-25, 2020 as
SOUTH CAROLINA CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to support the commonsense solutions that address our economic and energy needs in the 21st Century.
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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