September 24, 2019 — Muriel E. Bower, Mayor of Washington, D.C., has issued a proclamation recognizing September 23-27, 2019 as Clean Energy Week.
In the proclamation, Mayor Bowser notes that Washington, D.C. is “ranked third in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Green Power Community.”
Washington D.C. now joins 25 states in formally recognizing National Clean Energy Week 2019.
Read the official text of the Washington, D.C. proclamation below.
CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
WHEREAS, National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) was conceived in 2017 with the goal of advancing support of our nation’s energy sector through new methods of market development, policy change, and technological innovation; and
WHEREAS, NCEW policy makers is hosting a symposium at the National Press Club to address clean energy strategies; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. enjoys clean and readily abundant forms of energy that provide power to our homes and businesses; and
WHEREAS, clean energy jobs help expand local economies and boosts economic development; and
WHEREAS, the District of Columbia Government, Department of General Services, sources 100% of its own operational electricity from renewable sources, including wind and solar; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. is ranked third in the nation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Green Power Community; and
WHEREAS, Washington, D.C. recently enacted the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, the most ambitious clean energy law in the United States which requires that 100% of electricity sold in DC must come from renewable sources by 2032:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, DC, do hereby proclaim September 23-27, 2019 in Washington, DC as “CLEAN ENERGY WEEK”