Local hearing set on renewable-energy legislation

Posted: January 19, 2013

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee will conduct a hearing Jan. 29 in Bryn Mawr about two pieces of legislation that would promote the development of renewable power.

The committee will hear testimony about H.B 100, which would increase the amount of power that utilities must obtain from renewable sources to 15 percent by 2023, up from the current requirement of 8 percent by 2021.

The panel will also hear testimony about H.B. 200, which would provide $25 million per year to the PA Sunshine Solar program, which provides rebates to homeowners and small businesses that install solar systems. The program is currently out of money.

The hearing, hosted by State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr.

Representatives of Peco Energy Co., the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, PennFuture and the state Consumer Advocate's office are expected to attend.

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