Today at the inaugural Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF), Governor Tom Wolfe spoke about significant progress in Pennsylvania’s clean energy transition and pledged to keep the federal government a leader in energy innovation.
“I am proud to have the opportunity to highlight the efforts that are being made here in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania to create the change that we must see,” said Gov. Wolfe. The transition to an energy future is imperative for our economies, workers, and the environment, and Pennsylvania will be on the cutting edge, as we always will be.”
The governor addressed the plenary session of the General Assembly hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, bringing together global energy leaders, researchers, innovators and advocates to share ideas and information about the clean energy transition.
The key goals of the GCEAF at this opening ceremony were to demonstrate U.S. global leadership in clean energy deployment and innovation, to strengthen the clean energy transition as a national security imperative, and to strengthen the global clean energy market. to create opportunities for the U.S. private sector in
Internationally, the convocation aims to strengthen the global architecture for clean energy cooperation and to announce new concrete deliverables on cooperative international energy initiatives.
In his speech, Gov. Wolf pointed to some of his administration’s key achievements in the transition to clean energy.
- Create a climate action plan
- Set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Made the Largest Government Solar Power Pledge in the United States
- Installed over 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations
- Establishment of rules for reducing methane emissions
- became 12th States participating in regional greenhouse gas initiatives.
Gov. Wolf welcomes federal bipartisan infrastructure and inflation reduction laws, each of which will enable large-scale investments in clean energy and projects that reduce the damage of climate change across the United States
“These bills will not only help fight climate change, but they will also provide new, high-paying jobs for union and trade workers here in Pennsylvania and across the country,” he said.
Governor Wolf has served two terms as a consistent leader for the people of Pennsylvania. Learn more about how his Pennsylvania priorities spurred a federal revival and left Pennsylvania in a much better place than when he arrived.