September 18— Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a letter recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as Clean Energy Week. The Lone Star State formally acknowledges “clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before.” The week is recognized as part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
State of Texas
Office of the Governor
Across Texas, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before. Clean energy is part of America’s future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, in addition to nuclear and natural gas, and encompasses carbon capture and energy storage technologies as well.
The clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Texas in recent years, with scores of new jobs being added by the industry. With great benefit 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.
We must harness the power of Texas entrepreneurs and small businesses to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace and to assure low-cost reliable energy here at home.
Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018 to be
Clean Energy Week
In Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 7th day of September, 2018.
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.