September 26 — Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a proclamation recognizing the week of September 25-29, 2017 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Green Mountain State formally commits “to renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment.”
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, alternative 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 29 percent since 2013, and more than 19,000 people – about 1 in 16 Vermont workers – now hold clean energy jobs, according to a 2017 Vermont Public Service Department report; and
WHEREAS, 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, Phil B. Scott, Governor, do hereby proclaim September 25-29, 2017
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont on this 22nd day of September, A.D. 2017.
Phil B. Scott
Brittany L. Wilson
SECRETARY OF CIVIL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), 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.