Written on: April 8, 2014
Besides being an opportunity to advocate for climate protection and renewable energy jobs in PA there is some good information in this alert.
Please read and consider taking action.
Climate disruption is a huge problem, but we have a solution: invest in homegrown renewable energy that creates jobs for Pennsylvania families and helps to grow an industry. To make that happen we need to let our elected officials know there’s strong public demand to invest in clean energy!
Senator Daylin Leach has introduced a bill that would increase the amount of electricity required from renewable sources to 15% by 2023. Even better, it would prioritize solar energy produced in Pennsylvania!
Pennsylvania produces 1% of the entire planet’s climate pollution, so any action we take to reduce these emissions will have a meaningful role in combating climate disruption.
We’ve seen renewable energy projects create good family-sustaining jobs in the wind and solar industries, as a result of the original passage of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard in 2005. But since that time many of our neighboring states have adopted stronger renewable energy policies while we have languished. As a result, the good green jobs created by our AEPS are being lost to states like New Jersey, Delaware and New York. Let’s make Pennsylvania a leader in true renewable energy sources like wind and solar again, not climate disrupting natural gas and coal.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,
Joanne Kilgour, Director
Sierra Club PA Chapter