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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: September 13, 2018 05:07 PM
From: Senator Patrick M. Browne
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution designating September 24 through 28, 2018, as “Pennsylvania Clean Energy Week.”
In the near future, I intend to introduce a resolution designating September 24 through 28, 2018, as “Pennsylvania Clean Energy Week.”

Pennsylvania is committed to clean and renewable energy that benefits our economy and environment. Across this Commonwealth, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever before.

The clean and renewable energy sector is a growing part of this Commonwealth’s economy, growing at a current rate of more than 2% annually, and has been a key driver of economic growth in Pennsylvania in recent years, with the number of jobs in the clean and renewable energy sector in Pennsylvania now standing at 86,285.

The production costs of clean and renewable energy are now the lowest in United States history, averaging $45 per megawatt hour (MWh), and are steadily declining as clean and renewable technologies continue to improve.

These trends, emerging through a broad base of project developers and investors, especially the Pennsylvania banking sector, are making clean and renewable energy projects more accessible than ever before to Pennsylvania farms, communities and local governments.

With the recent passage of Act 30 of 2018, the Commonwealth’s bi-partisan Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) legislation, Pennsylvania’s county governments are now positioned to support low-interest financing for small businesses and others in the commercial sector who wish to invest in clean and renewable energy to create jobs and grow the economy of this Commonwealth.

I hope that you will join me in sponsoring this resolution.

Introduced as SR420