Conor Lamb Joins Energy Future PA as Co-Chair, Aims to Lead State into Green Energy Era

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HARRISBURG, PA – Former Congressman Conor Lamb is stepping into a new role as co-chair of Energy Future PA. This nonpartisan coalition aims to secure Pennsylvania’s leadership in the transition to a decarbonized energy economy.

Energy Future PA supports a broad range of energy solutions. These include renewables, clean hydrogen, advanced nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage technologies. The coalition’s goal is to meet the nation’s future energy needs and enhance the reliability of the power grid.

Lamb, an attorney from Allegheny County, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2018 to 2022. He will now join former state Rep. Kate Harper of Montgomery County in leading the coalition.

“Energy Future PA is intentionally nonpartisan because smart energy policy that puts Pennsylvanians first shouldn’t be a partisan sport,” Harper said. “During his time in office, Conor was the epitome of a bipartisan lawmaker, placing good public policy ahead of ideology. We need more of that in Washington and in Harrisburg. I’m thrilled to have Conor as my co-chair, helping to champion the cause of common-sense energy policy.”

Lamb brings a wealth of experience to the role. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania before serving as an officer and judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. Later, he worked as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. While in Congress, Lamb chaired the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He now practices law privately while remaining active in public policy, particularly in energy and environmental issues.

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“Pennsylvania is in a unique position to lead the nation’s transformation to a decarbonized energy economy,” Lamb said. “We have an abundance of natural energy resources to leverage as part of the transition. We are also a leading nuclear energy producer and now host two of the nation’s leading projects to develop regional hydrogen hubs.”

He continued, “I’m honored to help lead Energy Future PA. It’s a coalition that recognizes Pennsylvania’s incredible potential to be a global leader in the new energy economy – creating and sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians and boosting our economy. It’s a common-sense approach that crosses party lines.”

Lamb succeeds former Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who stepped down to further pursue his political career. DePasquale emphasized the importance of putting Pennsylvanians first.

“From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, from Erie to Scranton, and everywhere in between – what matters most to Pennsylvanians is that we put Pennsylvanians first,” DePasquale said. “With Conor and Kate leading the way, Energy Future PA will continue to be their voice for common-sense energy policy – both in Harrisburg and in D.C.”

Pennsylvania’s Energy Future: Leading the Charge Towards Green Innovation

This appointment comes at a critical time. The transition to a green energy economy presents both opportunities and challenges. For Pennsylvania, the stakes are high. The state has rich natural resources that can fuel this transition, including significant renewable energy potential and an established nuclear sector. The development of hydrogen hubs positions Pennsylvania as a key player in emerging energy technologies.

The focus on a nonpartisan approach reflects the growing recognition that energy policy impacts everyone, regardless of political affiliation. By prioritizing practical solutions over ideology, Energy Future PA aims to navigate the complex landscape of energy transition effectively.

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The implications of this leadership change extend beyond Pennsylvania. As states across the nation grapple with energy policy, Pennsylvania’s approach could serve as a model. Successful integration of diverse energy sources while maintaining grid reliability is crucial. Lamb’s bipartisan reputation and Harper’s practical experience provide a strong foundation for this ambitious effort.

In conclusion, Conor Lamb’s new role with Energy Future PA marks a significant step towards Pennsylvania’s leadership in the green energy era. The coalition’s nonpartisan stance and comprehensive energy strategy promise to address both environmental and economic needs, setting a path for sustainable growth and innovation. As the state moves forward, the eyes of the nation will be on Pennsylvania’s progress in shaping a decarbonized energy future.

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