Message from the PENNCEF Executive Director
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit the Pennsylvania Conservative Energy Forum (PennCEF) website!
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a long history of fossil fuel extraction. We are the second largest electricity producer in the nation, ranking as the country’s fourth largest coal producer and the second largest natural gas producer (with gas providing the bulk of the state’s energy). Today only 4% of Pennsylvania’s net electricity generation comes from renewable sources, but this number is primed to rise. While natural gas remains an important source of energy globally and stimulates economic growth locally, it is vital that we diversify our energy portfolio with new renewable technologies for a variety of economic, environmental, and security reasons.
Increasing our energy portfolio using clean and renewable energy insulates us from sudden and unpredictable fluctuations in the price of oil, creates local jobs that can’t be shipped overseas, attracts investments to our state from companies looking to put down roots, conserves our natural resources – helping to protect our outdoor sporting and hunting pastimes – and increases our grid and national security. The volatility of oil and petroleum markets, and the fact that utilities are not building new coal plants here at home or abroad, means we must look for and support market access for innovative technologies that are changing the way we produce and consume energy.
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To become involved in our effort and help ensure a balanced and diversified energy portfolio that is good for our economy, environment, grid, and ratepayers’ wallets, sign up with PennCEF. You will join conservatives from across the state who want to be leaders in Pennsylvania’s energy future. Signing up is easy – simply sign our Statement of Principles.
Again, thank you for taking the time to visit our site, and for your interest in Pennsylvania’s energy future. We look forward to engaging with you as we work towards a stronger economy, cleaner environment, and energy independent America!
Pennsylvania Conservative Energy Forum