The proclamation recognizes that clean energy is powering more homes and businesses than ever before, and the clean energy sector has been a “key driver” of Indiana’s recent economic growth.

More than 86,000 Hoosiers have clean energy jobs, or about five times the amount of Hoosiers employed by fossil fuel industry.

At the end of 2019, more Hoosiers worked in clean energy jobs than real estate brokers, computer programmers, web developers and waiters and waitresses combined.

“[W]e must harness the power of Indiana entrepreneurs and small businesses and ensure government collaboration to assert American energy leadership and dominance in the global marketplace and assure low-cost reliable energy here at home,” the proclamation states.

Indiana is one of seven states in the nation to formally recognize Clean Energy Week this year.