September 18, 2019 — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as South Carolina Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. McMaster notes that since 2015, “clean energy businesses increased 79 percent, jobs grew by 110 percent, and revenues were up 41 percent,” according to the 2016 South Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census compiled by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance.
South Carolina is now one of 18 states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2019. In 2018, a total of 29 governors, both Republican and Democratic, issued state proclamations declaring September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week.
Read the official text of the South Carolina state proclamation below.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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 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 compiled 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 23-27, 2019 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