PRINTER'S NO. 1176
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
197
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, KILLION, MENSCH, FONTANA, HUGHES, AUMENT,
BREWSTER, LEACH, HAYWOOD, TARTAGLIONE, BLAKE, YUDICHAK AND
KEARNEY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of September 23 through 27, 2019, as "Clean
Energy Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Across this Commonwealth, clean and readily abundant
forms of energy are powering more homes and businesses than ever
before; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is committed to clean and renewable
energy that benefits our economy and environment; and
WHEREAS, Clean and renewable energy is part of this
Commonwealth's energy future and includes generation from
multiple renewable resources; and
WHEREAS, The clean and renewable energy sector is a growing
part of this Commonwealth's economy, growing at a current rate
of 6% annually, which is five times faster than Statewide job
growth, and has been a key driver of economic growth in this
Commonwealth in recent years, with the number of jobs in the
clean and renewable energy sector in this Commonwealth now
standing at more than 90,000; and
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WHEREAS, The production costs of clean and renewable energy
are now the lowest in United States history, averaging $45 per
megawatt hour, and are steadily declining as clean and renewable
technologies continue to improve; and
WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, Under the recently introduced Senate Bill No. 705
(2019), the Community Solar Act, Pennsylvania ratepayers can
join together, reduce their utility bills, increase their use of
clean and renewable energy and benefit from streamlining of
regulations and cutting of red tape when building community
solar projects; and
WHEREAS, The United States Department of Defense and its
partners in the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs have, through their infrastructure efficiency upgrades,
power generation modernization and clean energy generation
projects at Fort Indiantown Gap and across numerous sites in
this Commonwealth, set a new standard for National Guard and
Reserve installations across the country and are continuing to
promote national security through the domestic development of
clean and renewable energy, thereby reducing our dependence on
foreign sources of energy; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate September 23 through 27,
2019, as "Clean Energy Week" in Pennsylvania.
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