Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Abbott notes the economic importance of clean energy and highlights that Texas is a “national and international leader in renewable energy, especially wind and solar energy production.”
Texas is now one of twelve 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 Lone Star State.
Read the official text of the Texas state proclamation below.
Texans know that responsible stewardship of our environment must be a priority as we continue to utilize the natural resources available to us while also preserving the treasure that Texas is. For this reason, clean and renewable energy are a valuable part of America’s future and are closely tied with Texas’ prosperity and success. While Texas continues robust production in our oil and gas sector, the Lone Star State is also a national and international leader in renewable energy, especially wind and solar energy production, and clean energy will be increasingly important to our economy and prosperity.
The clean energy sector is a key force for economic growth in Texas, with scores of new jobs being added to the industry every year. These jobs bring great benefits to Texas and are inherently local, contributing to the growth of local economies, due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance.
At this time, I encourage all Texans to support our state’s growing clean energy industries and resources. We must continue to harness the power of nature, Texas entrepreneurs, and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace. This will ensure low-cost, reliable energy here at home in the Lone Star State for generations to come.
Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim September 2 1-25, 2020, to be
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
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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