Vermont Governor Philip Scott has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Scott notes the economic importance of clean energy and says, “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, with 18,910 clean energy jobs.”
Read the official text of the Vermont state proclamation below.
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, with 18,910 clean energy jobs, which is 2.5 times more concentrated in Vermont’s workforce than the national average, according to the 2020 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report issued 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, hereby proclaim September 21-25, 2020 as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. NCEW is supported by CRES Forum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as NCEW’s fiscal agent.
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