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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: September 1, 2021 10:00 AM
From: Representative Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Prevailing Wage for Clean Energy Projects
As Pennsylvania’s energy policy of the future begins to take shape, it is imperative that we ensure a place for our existing workforce. 
In the coming months and years, Pennsylvania will see an increase in energy-related projects that reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, such as electric vehicle infrastructure, weatherization, and renewable natural gas projects. There is no doubt that the way we do business in the Commonwealth will change, but with change comes great opportunity and responsibility. We have an opportunity to utilize energy-related projects to create jobs and a responsibility to support our existing, local workforce while doing so.
To that end, I am introducing legislation to require a prevailing wage be paid by businesses receiving a Federal or State tax credit for renewable energy projects.  For more than 150 years, Pennsylvania has been a global leader in energy.  For that to continue, we must make sure that hard working Pennsylvanians have high quality, family-sustaining jobs waiting for them in the renewable and clean energy sector. It’s our job to make that happen, and my legislation will do just that.
Please join me in supporting Pennsylvania’s skilled workforce. 

Introduced as HB2018