PA Gov. Rendell & State Rep. DePasquale Speak about Progressive Energy Policy at PA Conference

Posted on July 22, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Clean Currents President Gary Skulnik and Pennsylvania Coordinator Karen Sander heard PA Governor Edward Rendell give an inspiring speech at the Sustainable Energy Conference in Bethlehem, PA.  

The gov. spoke about making Pennsylvania a leader in pursuing energy independence and creating jobs in the emerging alternative energy field.  This will not only reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy and save families money, it will stimulate our economy.  

The alternative energy field has created thousands of jobs across Pennsylvania and will continue to create jobs that will give this economy the boost it needs.  He questioned why we seem to be funding both sides of the war on terror, with money going to pay for oil to regimes that don’t necessarily support us.  Great question.  His ambitions with alternative energy don’t stop at creating jobs for our residents, but they aim to save and improve the beautiful environment found all across Pennsylvania.  He passed a Growing Greener environmental investment package worth $625 million that is being used to clean up rivers and streams, improve parks, preserve farmland, and return abandoned industrial sites to productive use.  

The Governor ended by talking about the national scene. He pushed hard for Congress to pass laws that strongly encourage clean energy and reduce greenhouse gases. We agree!

 Pennsylvania House Respresentative, Eugene DePasquale also spoke at the conference.  He is the prime sponsor of HB 2405 which would significantly boost the amount of energy in Pennsylvania derived from cleaner, alternative energy sources. This shift would help create manufacturing jobs in the Commonwealth and provide enough clean energy to power 2.1 million homes!  He is on the Environmental Resources & Energy committee and has many goals in mind for the state of PA and it’s future as an environmental leader. Rep. DePasquale was very inspiring. In his short time in the Assembly, he has already shown what a dedicated public servant can do to pass bi-partisan clean energy legislation.

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