Study: Pennsylvania Rising as U.S. Clean Energy Leader

Posted December 19, 2014 at 2:33pm

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “Pennsylvania added nearly 1.4 gigawatts of clean energy capacity and attracted $3.5 billion in private investment between 2009 and 2013, helping to make the Keystone state a “rising leader” in renewable energy investment, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.”  

“Meanwhile, new clean energy projects planned in Pennsylvania over the next decade are expected to add 5 gigawatts of capacity and generate $17.7 billion in investment, according to the report, which is part of an analysis by the Pew Trusts’ Clean Energy Initiative.  

“’That’s a pretty impressive economic opportunity,’ said Jessica Lubetsky, officer of clean energy initiative for the Philadelphia-based nonprofit that analyzes policy and civic issues.”