The recording from our conference call with Pennsylvania reporters is available here.
And stay tuned for this page for updates on our report and our upcoming Clean Jobs Forum in Pittsburgh on July 20!
Across the state, Pennsylvanians are reaping the economic benefits of clean energy. Farmers are harvesting new income sources by leasing land for wind turbines and solar panels. Entrepreneurs are starting cutting-edge clean energy companies, creating good jobs along the way. Consumers are saving millions through energy efficiency. And more than 66,000 Pennsylvanians now have good-paying jobs in clean energy—and those numbers are growing.
Lawmakers need to hear how vital clean energy is to Pennsylvania’s economy and environment. Our leaders need to know that we support the Clean Power Plan, which will reduce carbon pollution while increasing clean, renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in our homes, offices and schools. Lawmakers need to know that Pennsylvania can cut pollution while creating tens of thousands of clean energy jobs. Add your name here to tell them:
Clean Energy, the Economy, and the Community
Michael Skala is a solar installer for Exact Solar in Yardley, PA. Exact Solar was founded in 2005, and installs solar energy systems, solar electric and solar-heated swimming pools throughout the Keystone State.
The Kling Family, pictured at the top of the page, owns and operates Focus Farms in Lewisburg, PA. For years they have raised turkeys, and they recently invested in solar energy to lower the operating costs of their business. Their array, as seen on their iconic red barn above, was installed by EIS Solar. Now, in addition to their turkeys, Focus Farms harvests 128,177 kilowatt hours per year of clean electricity.
Janine House works for Berner International, an air door manufacturer based in New Castle, PA. Air door and air curtains are energy-saving technologies used at the entrance of a building to keep hot air out during summer and vice versa during winter. Georgia Berner, president and CEO of Berner International, says, “I am proud that my company manufactures products that save energy and create jobs in Pennsylvania.”
Shawn Dillon is a solar installer for Energy Independent Solutions (EIS) Solar, is a Pittsburgh company that provides solar for farms, municipal buildings, nonprofits, commercial and residential clients. During the past eight years, EIS has installed hundreds of solar systems across Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania and beyond.