Thursday, June 3, 2021

House Environmental Committee Hearing June 22 On Pennsylvania CO2 And Climate

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing June 22 on “Pennsylvania CO2 and Climate.”

No list of presenters is available yet.

Pennsylvania is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the United states and the third biggest electric power generation state.  Almost 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s emissions come from the energy sector.  Read more here.

The latest EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory presented in 2020 shows a 19 percent reduction in emissions between 2005 and 2017, primarily due to the switch from coal to natural gas-fired electricity generation.  Read more here.

Visit DEP’s Climate Change webpage for more background.

The hearing will be held in Room 523 Irvis Building starting at 9:00 a.m. Click Here to watch live.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to: Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7647 or sending email to:

Related Article:

-- House Committee Meets June 8 On Bill To Take Away DEP’s Authority To Adopt Carbon Pollution Reduction Programs

[Posted: June 3, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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