Governor Tom Wolf Highlights Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Leadership

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PENNSYLVANIA — Governor Tom Wolf highlighted Pennsylvania’s clean energy leadership at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) on Thursday. He praised the Commonwealth’s significant progress in transitioning to clean energy and vowed that Pennsylvania will continue to be a leader in energy innovation.

“The transition to a clean-energy future is a necessity for the economy, for workers, and for the environment,” Governor Wolf said. “And just like we always have, Pennsylvania is going to be on the leading edge.”

The GCEAF’s primary goals for this inaugural gathering are to showcase U.S. global leadership on clean-energy deployment and innovation, reinforce clean-energy transitions as a national security imperative and create opportunities for U.S. private sector in the global clean-energy marketplace.

On the international front, the convening aims to strengthen the global architecture for clean-energy cooperation and announce new concrete deliverables on cooperative international energy initiatives.

In his address, Governor Wolf pointed to some of the important accomplishments of his administration in transitioning to clean energy, including:

  • Created a Climate Action Plan
  • Set aggressive targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Enacted the largest government solar energy commitment in the U.S.
  • Installed over 1,000 electric-vehicle charging stations
  • Established rules to reduce methane emissions
  • Became the 12th state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Governor Wolf hailed the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, each of which will allow major investments in clean energy and projects to mitigate the damage of climate change across the U.S.

“These bills will not only help fight climate change, they will provide new, good-paying jobs for unions and trade workers here in Pennsylvania and across the country,” he said.

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