SUPPORT PENNSYLVANIA'S GROWING RENEWABLE ENERGY ECONOMY
Photo credit (above): Susquehanna University and SGC Power
Clean energy workers are a fast-growing and visible part of Pennsylvania’s economy. Today, almost 10,000 workers in the renewable energy industry bring clean, affordable and reliable electricity powered by solar, wind, and low-impact hydro to Pennsylvanians’ homes. The number of jobs in Pennsylvania’s wind and solar industries continues climbing each year, proving “Renewables Work for PA.”
To ensure the renewable energy economy continues to develop in the Commonwealth, a group of Pennsylvania businesses and renewable energy advocates support a swift increase in the state’s renewable energy goals. Such a move will further spur economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic and create tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians - all without state revenues.
We urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to increase Pennsylvania's renewable energy goals to create lower cost and stable electricity pricing, to diversity our energy grid, to create tens of thousands of jobs, and to bring millions of dollars in private investment into the state.
We support the following minimum goals:
30% renewable energy by 2030
with 14% in-state solar (4% distributed solar + 2% community solar + 8% utility scale solar)