Pa. Bill Aims To Boost Alternative Energy Market

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 3:53 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state senator on Tuesday presented legislation that would amend the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards to require electric distribution companies to sell a larger percentage of electricity derived from alternative energy sources, including wind and solar photovoltaic.

At a press conference in the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery/Delaware, unveiled SB 1171, a bill that he said would reduce dependence on fossil fuels, create jobs and preserve public health. Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, passed in 2004, was last...
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