April 15, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf unveiled the Pennsylvania GreenGov Council 2021 Annual Report, marking further progress in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s work to promote sustainability and environmentally-friendly policies.
Commonwealth agencies and commissions under the governor’s jurisdiction reduced energy usage by 3.2 percent in Fiscal Year 2020-21. In the three years since the first GreenGov Council report was published, commonwealth agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction have reduced energy usage by 12.3 percent for a savings of more than $8 million.
“We must make every effort to reduce our energy consumption,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is a crucial part of protecting our environment and keeping Pennsylvanians safe from the escalating dangers of climate change. My administration is driving change to support a healthier climate and lower costs for taxpayers.”
Climate change impacts in Pennsylvania are real and are already putting Pennsylvanians at risk. In recent years, extreme weather and natural disasters have become more frequent and more intense. Like many areas of the United States, Pennsylvania is expected to experience higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, and more frequent extreme weather events and flooding because of climate change in the coming decades. Pennsylvania’s economy, health and safety, and quality …