LINK: Corbett Quietly Turning off the Lights on Renewable Energy

By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Corbett administration is de-emphasizing renewable energy and energy conservation, eliminating programs created by previous Democratic and Republican administrations as it focuses on natural gas energy from booming Marcellus Shale.

Quietly but systematically, the administration has all but shut down the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Energy and Technology Deployment — the state’s primary energy office — and removed directors and reassigned staff in the Office of Energy Management in the Department of General Services and the Governor’s Green Government Council.

It has also forbidden state executive agencies from signing contracts that support clean energy supply.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11226/1167245-454.stm#ixzz1V7ib1QNk


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