Gov. Jan Brewer's inauguration speech today lasted only 7 minutes, but she brought up renewable energy in three separate statements:
We’ve been named the country’s solar king, offering the highest solar power potential in the nation, while attracting new companies...I serve on the Governor's Renewable Energy Cabinet, covering geothermal energy. More specifics on the Governor's plans will be coming out in her State of the State address on January 10 and in her budget proposal for FY12 which is set to be released on January 14.
It will be a state with a solar industry that is the envy of the world, one which continues to lead with innovation and cost-effective technologies.
We will leave a Commerce Authority, self-sustaining and vibrant in its ability to attract companies involved with science and technology, aerospace and defense, small businesses and renewable energy – while keeping those businesses we already have.