West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has issued a state proclamation recognizing September 21-25, 2020 as Clean Energy Week in his home state.
In the proclamation, Gov. Justice notes the economic importance of clean energy and says West Virginia’s clean energy sector “provided more than 10,000 jobs in the state in 2019.”
West Virginia is now one of 13 states, plus Washington, D.C., to formally recognize National Clean Energy Week 2020.
Read the official text of the West Virginia state proclamation below.
WHEREAS, clean energy, including generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, and hydro sources as well as nuclear, natural gas, and energy storage, is part of our country’s energy future; and
WHEREAS, more than 5% of the electricity generated in the state in 2018 came from hydropower and wind energy, with wind’s share of generation having nearly doubled and surpassed hydropower in 2017; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector, including energy efficiency, provided more than 10,000 jobs in the state in 2019.
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that I, Jim Justice, Governor of the State of West Virginia, do hereby proclaim SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2020 as:
WEST VIRGINIA CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
in the Mountain State and encourage all citizens to join me in this observance.
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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