September 16, 2019 — Vermont Governor Philip B. Scott has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Scott notes that 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.”
Vermont is now one of 16 states in the country to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2019. In 2018, a total of 29 governors, both Republican and Democratic, issued state proclamations declaring September 24-28, 2018 as National Clean Energy Week.
Read the official text of the Vermont state proclamation below.
STATE OF VERMONT
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 that Vermont has the highest clean energy employment per capita in the nation at 5.7%, according to the 2019 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, hereby proclaim September 23- 27, 2019 as
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont on this 10th day of September, A.D. 2019.
Philip B. Scott
Brittney L. Wilson
Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs