September 12, 2019 — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Abbott notes that across Texas “clean and abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before,” and encourages Texans to support the state’s clean energy industries and resources.
Texas is now one of 13 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 Texas state proclamation below.
STATE OF TEXAS
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Clean energy is part of America’s future. Across Texas, clean and abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before. This includes renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal, as well as nuclear, natural gas, and carbon capture technologies.
The clean energy sector is a key driver of economic growth in Texas, with scores of new jobs being added to the industry. With great benefits to Texas, these are jobs that cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance. Clean energy jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies.
At this time, I encourage all Texans to support our state’s clean energy industries and resources. We must harness the power of 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.
Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim September 23-27, 2019 to be
Clean Energy Week
In Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 4th day of September, 2019.
Governor of Texas