September 18th — Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead issued a proclamation recognizing the week of September 25-29, 2017 as National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). The state is formally “committed to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy,” and, “supports an all-inclusive energy portfolio because affordable energy is the backbone of a strong economy.”
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, the State of Wyoming is blessed with abundant sources of energy; it is # 1 in coal production, #1 in uranium production, #6 in natural gas production, and #8 in oil production. The State of Wyoming also has the best wind resources in the United States with in-state wind-powered generating capacity increasing rapidly during the last ten years; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is a part of America’s energy future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, but also includes nuclear, energy storage, and natural gas, oil and coal coupled with carbon capture technologies; and
WHEREAS, the State is committed to developing innovative solutions for clean and reliable forms of energy, including by advancing technologies that capture CO2 from power plants and create value-added products; and
WHEREAS, the State supports the development of a strong in-state renewable energy
manufacturing sector to further diversify our economy; and
WHEREAS, 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 25 through September 29, 2017 as
NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Executive Seal of the Governor of Wyoming to be affixed this /..9 day of September, 2017.
MATTHEW H. MEAD
The list of national organizations who comprise NCEW’s Steering Committee include: Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), 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.