September 24— Utah Governor Gary Herbert has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Beehive State formally seeks to “advance clean energy education, innovation and deployment through our Energy Action Plan.” Governor Herbert also issued a proclamation during the inaugural celebration of National Clean Energy Week in 2017.
Gary Richard Herbert
Whereas, readily abundant forms of diverse energy are powering more homes and businesses across Utah than ever before;
Whereas, Utah’s efficient base-load resources, including fossil, geothermal biomass and hydro, support the development of Utah’s rapidly growing intermittent solar and wind resources;
Whereas, Utah is committed to advancing affordable, reliable and clean energy through an ‘all of the above’ market-based approach to developing Utah’s high-quality renewable solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, and energy storage resources as well as driving advanced technology and infrastructure to utilize more cleanly and efficiently its abundant fossil and nuclear resources;
Whereas, Utah’s Office of Energy Development seeks to advance clean energy education, innovation and deployment through our Energy Action Plan through 2020, which was released May 15, 2018;
Whereas, Utah’s diverse energy sector, including the renewable energy sector and energy efficiency, is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of Utah’s economic success;
Whereas, Utah’s fossil-based energy sources generate affordable and reliable energy for Utah’s overall nation-leading economy and provide a backbone for integrating new energy sources resulting in a more diverse and clean energy system;
Whereas, the renewable energy sector has created thousands of new direct jobs throughout the past several years;
Whereas, significant potential for continued growth of renewable energy jobs exists in Utah, including in the crucial areas of energy storage and energy efficiency, and these jobs can contribute significantly to the growth and diversification of local economies;
Whereas, we support clean energy transportation, including workplace charging and multi-state fast charging infrastructure, and promote production of Tier 3 fuels in Utah’s Salt Lake City refineries with groundbreaking development already underway in 2018;
Therefore, we encourage individuals and organizations in Utah to support commonsense solutions that address America’s economic and energy needs. We also encourage municipalities and individuals to advance Utah’s goals of providing cleaner more affordable energy through innovation, strategic infrastructure and technology investments;
Therefore, we must empower Utah’s entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assure Utah’s and the U.S.’s continued energy leadership in the global marketplace and assure low-cost, reliable energy here at home;
Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great State of Utah, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018, as
National Clean Energy Week in Utah
Gary R. Herbert
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.