LETTER: Wolf helping make Pa. a leader in clean energy

Jon Clark
Citizens' Climate Lobby
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Thank you, Gov. Tom Wolf, for your commitment to have at least half of our state government's power use to be generated by solar power.

This project will remove 157,800 tons of CO2 from our air and create 400 new jobs (mostly local) installing clean energy in our state.

Not only will this help our nation to mitigate climate change, but will also help to make us energy independent and clean up our local air and water quality.

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According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency numbers, Pennsylvania's energy commitment will make it the seventh-largest customer of renewable energy among local governments in the United States.

This agreement will help to protect our air, water and children's futures while helping to make the United States a clean energy leader.

— Jon Clark is the Appalachia Regional Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby.