Florida Leaders Recognize Clean Energy Week
Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing this week as Statewide Clean Energy Week.
In a 2021 proclamation in conjunction with the fifth National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), the governor noted Florida’s most recent budget that builds on historic investments in the state’s environmental resources through the use of innovative technologies and stimulates clean energy infrastructure through the expansion of electronic vehicle charging stations.
“Florida is committed to preserving the natural environment and implements common sense solutions to meet our environmental, economic and energy needs, ”said DeSantis in his proclamation. “Clean Energy Week in Florida is an opportunity to encourage all individuals and organizations to implement environmentally friendly and clean energy practices that reduce air pollution and mitigate other harmful impacts on our environment.
Founded in 2017, the NCEW brings together representatives from government, industry associations, businesses, nonprofits and clean energy space advocates for events at Washington DC, and across America. The week-long recognition honors the contributions of the clean energy sector to America’s economic strength while reducing global emissions. Among the unique programming offered throughout the week, the NCEW Policy Makers Symposium will bring together lawmakers, energy advocates and private sector leaders for insightful and influential discussions on clean energy and climate.
“Thank you, Governor DeSantis, for recognizing the important role clean energy plays in the fight against that of Florida economic and energy needs through your proclamation of Clean Energy Week, ”said Heather oars, Chairman of NCEW and Executive Director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “Today, 85% of greenhouse gas emissions are created outside of United States. This means that U.S. energy and climate policy must foster innovation and commercialization pathways that work equally well for Florida as they do for India. The Fifth Annual NCEW and Policy Makers Symposium will provide a bipartisan platform to learn more about the future of clean energy and build the necessary bridges between policy, finance and innovation to make progress in this area. critical.
Last year DeSantis, along with more than half of the country’s governors, signed proclamations formally recognizing clean energy weeks in their respective states.
Florida Power and Light (FPL) also celebrated Florida’s move towards green energy, highlighting its voluntary FPL SolarNow program that allows customers to support trees or solar canopies, which help bring clean solar energy. to their communities.
First unveiled in 2018, solar trees, which provide shade and harness the sun’s energy while generating zero-emission energy, are capable of producing up to three kilowatts of solar power, or enough to power an electric vehicle 15,000 miles per year.
“Clean energy is the future,” said Kira rodriguez, spokesperson for the FPL. “We find that these facilities are just symbols of sustainability that are turning tourist destinations like the South Florida Science Center and the Aquarium into a clean energy landmark.”