by Tony Fortier-Bensen
CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — Gov. Henry McMaster signed a proclamation that makes Sept. 21-25 as Clean Energy Week.
South Carolina joins 19 other states in the country to formally recognize the event.
In the proclamation, Gov. McMaster said, “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.”
The full proclamation is below:
GOVERNOR MCMASTER PROCLAMATION
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.