Vermont Governor Scott Recognizes Clean Energy Week
September 16, 2019

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.

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STATE OF VERMONT

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

A PROCLAMATION

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

In Vermont.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont on this 10th day of September, A.D. 2019.

Signed: 

Philip B. Scott

Governor

Signed:
Brittney L. Wilson 

Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs

 

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