Advanced Energy Portfolio Standards Adopted by General Assembly
Legislation passed the Senate (32-15) and House (161-35) this week which requires electric distributors and generators that sell directly to retail customers to have 18 percent of the energy they sell be from renewable or sources other than coal and nuclear power by 2019. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk.
Help With Reducing Energy Costs
Here's information on a new guide to help businesses with energy efficiency choices and a workshop for small businesses on energy management.
General Assembly Finishes Water, Wastewater Funding Program
The last piece of Gov. Rendell’s economic stimulus package proposed in March 2003 was given final action by the General Assembly this week to fund $350 million in water and wastewater projects and implement the bond issue passed by voters in the Spring.
Senate Adopts Resolution to Promote Recognition of PA Environmental Heritage
The Senate this week unanimously passed Senate Resolution 324, sponsored by Sen. Earll (R-Erie), Sen. Ray Musto (D-Luzerne) and others, encouraging the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to create a special Conservation Heritage Initiative to recognize the citizens, events and historically significant places in Pennsylvania that have contributed to the environmental heritage of the Commonwealth and the United States.
Left on the Table
These and other items were left on the table without final action when the General Assembly went home at on Sunday.