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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: November 9, 2017 05:13 PM
From: Representative Christopher M. Rabb
To: All House members
Subject: Legislation Providing for the Transition to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that would provide for Pennsylvania’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. The intent of this legislation is to decrease greenhouse gases and, in relation, reduce the levels of air, water, and land pollution in the Commonwealth.

When successful Pennsylvania will bolster its energy independence and security, while simultaneously providing for private and public investment in clean energy and energy-efficient projects. The transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy would further provide for the creation of future jobs by harnessing a newly skilled workforce, giving academic institutions the opportunity to advance new fields of technology as they educate a new generation of Pennsylvania’s technology-based workforce.

Under this proposal, a Clean Energy Transition Task Force, a Clean Energy Center of Excellence, and a Council for Clean Energy Workforce Development would be established and tasked with evaluating current pollution-related issues affecting the Commonwealth and its residents while also working towards maximizing the environmental and economic benefits of developing Pennsylvania’s renewable energy industry.

I hope you will join me in supporting this important measure.

Introduced as HB2132