“The clean energy initiative unveiled this morning by Gov. Wolf is both historic and sorely needed as we work to combat climate change and reduce our carbon footprint in Pennsylvania,” said Rob Altenburg, PennFuture’s Senior Director for Energy and Climate. “This project—the largest commitment to solar energy by any government in the United States—will lower our carbon dioxide emissions statewide by 157,800 metric tons each year while creating at least 400 new jobs. This power purchase agreement will undoubtedly benefit Pennsylvania’s economy, environment and its residents by combating climate change, reducing pollution, and creating jobs while also insulating the Commonwealth from the rising costs of fossil fuels.”
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
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