Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas There is significant scientific evidence that the world’s climate is being adversely impacted by increasing temperatures and that these changes are exacerbated by carbon emissions and energy consumption in all countries; and

Whereas Finding ways to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and using existing supplies of fuels more efficiently will help to reduce the adverse effects of global warming; and

Whereas In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts there are a significant number of industrious and inventive researchers, entrepreneurs and investors who are helping to develop new and more efficient technologies that will generate clean energy as well as ensuring that existing supplies are used more efficiently; and

Whereas In Massachusetts there will be many clean energy–related events and activities that will promote awareness of technologies and businesses in the clean energy sector during the week of November 5th; and

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 30st – November 5th, 2011, to be

Clean Energy Week

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twenty-first day of October, in the year two thousand and eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

By His Excellency                  
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth   

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts