September 24— Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has issued a proclamation recognizing September 24-28, 2018as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The Equality State is a leader in the clean energy sector “the State ofWyoming is the leading energy exporter to the rest of the nation,” with, “thirty percent of the State of Wyoming’s gross domestic product generated from the energy industry.”
WHEREAS, the State of Wyoming is the leading energy exporter to the rest of the nation, supports an all-inclusive energy portfolio and understands that a diverse, affordable array of energy resources is the foundation of a strong economy; and
WHEREAS, the State of Wyoming is a major producer of many sources of energy, in 2017 ranking #1 in coal production, #1 in uranium production, #6 in natural gas production and #8 in oil production. The State of Wyoming has the best onshore wind resource in the United State and will see in-state wind-powered generating capacity increase rapidly in the next five years; and
WHEREAS, in 2017, thirty percent of the State of Wyoming’s gross domestic product was generated from the energy industry and the industry collectively employed over 23,000 individuals directly and indirectly supported many more; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is a part of America’s energy future. The State of Wyoming supports the advancement of innovative solutions that make the utilization of all forms of energy more efficient and economically significant. This includes advancing technologies that capture CO2 from power plants, creating value-added products and expanding industries; and
WHEREAS, the State supports the development of a strong in-state renewable energy manufacturing sector to further diversify our economy. Wind energy and other renewable energy sector jobs in the State are on-site specific with respect to construction, installation, and maintenance and, therefore, are not subject to outsourcing; and
WHEREAS, we must harness the power of entrepreneurs and small businesses in Wyoming, along with government collaboration, to assert American energy leadership in the global market place and assure low-cost reliable energy here at home that includes both carbon and renewable energy sources.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MATTHEW H. MEAD, Governor of the State of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim September 24 through September 28., 2018 as
NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of State of Wyoming to be affixed 18th day of September, 2018.
Matthew H. Mead
The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Biomass Power Association (BPA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
NCEW brings together industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy.
For more information about National Clean Energy Week, please visit: www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org.