Matzie touts governor’s new energy proposal

Says plan would create jobs, allow PA to remain net energy exporter

AMBRIDGE, March 13 – State Rep. Rob Matzie, majority chairman of the House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s newly unveiled energy plan:

“The governor’s announcement highlights policies we have been promoting for some time, the key being an ‘all of the above’ approach when it comes to our energy mix. For me, the inclusion of emerging nuclear and fusion technology in the plan is essential and has been a key initiative I have long supported.  

“These proposals will create good energy jobs, promote opportunities for technologies that will deliver power while reducing their carbon footprint, and – most importantly – maintain our status as a net exporter of energy. To put it simply, good jobs, cleaner air, keep the lights on.

“We have a history of doing big things in Pennsylvania. With the best, most skilled workforce in the country and an abundance of natural resources, we may be on the cusp of our next big thing. My committee looks forward to working on these important policies and to bring about consensus.”

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