August 7— South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week. The Mount Rushmore State formally supports “government collaboration to assure South Dakota and the U.S.’s continued energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home.” This week is being held concurrently with National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of South Dakota
Office of the Governor
Whereas, The state of South Dakota supports an all inclusive energy portfolio because affordable energy is the backbone of a strong economy; and,
Whereas, Clean energy is part of America’s energy future and it includes generation from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal, but it also includes natural gas and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and,
Whereas, In the state of South Dakota between two-fifths and one-half of our electricity comes from hydroelectric facilities; and,
Whereas, In the state of South Dakota, wind power has contributed over $2 billion in capital investment for construction and maintenance of wind projects now in operation supporting nearly 2,000 good-paying jobs; and,
Whereas, We must harness the power of South Dakota’s entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assure South Dakota and the U.S.’s continued energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home:
Now, Therefore, I, Dennis Daugaard, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim the week of September 24-28, 2018, as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in South Dakota,
and I encourage individuals and organizations in South Dakota to support common sense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st Century. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of South Dakota, in Pierre, the Capital City, this Twenty-Fifth Day of July in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eighteen.
Dennis Daugaard, Governor
Shantel Krebs, Secretary of State
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.