August 2— Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a proclamation recognizing the week of September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). Vermont is seeing increased demand for clean energy, and my Administration has been committed to rapidly expanding our production of clean, abundant and reliable clean energy to meet our growing needs from consumers and businesses. We are focused on replacing high-cost, high-carbon peak production with affordable renewable sources, and promoting energy efficiency across the state. Clean Energy is creating jobs, with 1 in 17 Vermont workers now employed in this sector, I will continue to support the clean energy industry. I am grateful that Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions has recognized the work we have done and plan to do, and I am proud to receive their endorsement,” said Governor Scott. Governor Scott also issued a proclamation during the inaugural National Clean Energy Week in 2017.
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, across Vermont, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before; and
WHEREAS, Vermont is committed to renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment; and
WHEREAS, Vermont’s growing energy economy has created jobs while reducing consumer demand for high-cost, high-carbon “peak energy” by creating and supporting clean, renewable energy sources and
increasing energy efficiency; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is part of America’s energy future and includes generation from multiple renewable resources; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of economic growth in Vermont in recent years, given the number of jobs in the clean energy sector in Vermont has grown 27 percent since 2013 with about 18,800 people – around 1 in 17 Vermont workers – now holding clean energy jobs, according to the 2018 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report by the Public Service Department; and
WHEREAS, most of these jobs cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance, and are inherently local, and contribute to the growth of local economies.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Philip B. Scott, Governor, do hereby proclaim September 24-28, 2018
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK in Vermont.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont on this 27th day of July, A.D. 2018.
Philip B. Scott
Jaye Pershing Johnson
SECRETARY OF CIVIL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
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.