The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale

(1 day ago)

MILLVALE, July 26 -- State Rep. Sara Innamorato hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at how Millvale is crafting sustainable community solutions that could be models for the rest of the state. Zaheen Hussain, former director of sustainability and Millvale Ecodistrict coordinator and Joseph McLaughlin, microgrid educational program coordinator provided a tour of Millvale Food and Energy Hub, showcasing their community sustainability efforts, including their solar energy microgrid. “The community of Millvale is no stranger to the harmful effects of pollution and has become a leader in community efforts to move toward cleaner, renewable energy. It’s important for residents to have a say in the future of their neighborhoods,” said Innamorato. “That’s why I am pleased to host the House Democratic Policy Committee in Millvale to talk about the positive impacts community-led initiatives on solar and renewable energy can have on our state. Our tour of the Millvale Food and Energy Hub will drive important legislation to help make Pennsylvania a cleaner, greener place to live, work, and play.” Chairman Ryan Bizzarro added, “This was a great opportunity to see how communities can be revitalized, while maintaining affordability for those in the community. Economic opportunities, family-sustaining jobs, and growth are at the center of green-collar prospects, and I thank Rep. Innamorato for hosting the committee to see Read more

 

Committee to discuss pandemic impact on PA’s tourism economy

(Jul 26, 2021)

WEST MIFFLIN, July 26 – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic impact of amusement parks on the regional economy is the topic of a tour and hearing hosted by state Rep. Nick Pisciottano. The tour will start at 9 a.m. on July 28th at Kennywood, 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122. The media is encouraged to attend and media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, will be joined by committee chair, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, Allegheny County Delegation Chairman Austin Davis and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the impacts of the pandemic on amusement parks, and their role in supporting the local economy and providing employment opportunities. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Policy Committee explores organ donation, tissue regeneration efforts

(Jul 23, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, July 23 – Expanding organ donation efforts in Pennsylvania is the focus of a tour and roundtable discussion with University of Pittsburgh Institute for Regenerative Medicine hosted by state Rep. Mary Jo Daley. The tour and roundtable will be held Tuesday, July 27th at 10 a.m. at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) located at 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net. Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will be joined by committee chair, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss recent legislation to expand organ donation efforts as well as medical developments in creating tissues for transplant. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policy . Read more

 

Policy Committee to discuss community solar projects, clean building practices

(Jul 23, 2021)

MILLVALE, July 22, 2021 – Supporting green building options and how they impact communities is the focus of an upcoming tour and roundtable hosted by state Representative Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. The tour and roundtable will be held Monday, July 26th at 2 p.m. at Millvale Food + Energy Hub , located at 112 E. Sherman Street, Millvale, PA 15209. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net. Rep. Innamorato will be joined by the committee chair, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss options for incorporating green energy and sustainability practices into community rehabilitation and building projects. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Economic Impact of PA's Tourism Industry

(Jul 21, 2021)

Rep. Nick Pisciottano is hosting the House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at the economic impact of Pennsylvania's tourism industry. The tour and roundtable discussion will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 at Kennywood Amusement Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122. Read more

 

Tour + Hearing: The Economic Impact of the Tourism Industry

(Jul 21, 2021)

Rep. Nick Pisciottano is hosting the House Democratic Policy for a tour and roundtable discussion on the economic impact of Pennsylvania's tourism industry. Read more

 

Organ & Tissue Regeneration & Developments

(Jul 21, 2021)

A House Democratic Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. Read more

 

Organ & Tissue Regeneration & Developments

(Jul 21, 2021)

A tour and roundtable discussion at CORE, The Center for Organ Recovery and Education. Read more

 

Carbon Capture & PA's Energy Future - Testimony

(Jul 20, 2021)

Testimony from Rep. Joe Hohenstein's hearing on carbon capture and Pennsylvania's energy future. Read more

 

Carbon capture and Pennsylvania’s energy future focus of Wednesday hearing in Philadelphia

(Jul 20, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, July 20 – Carbon capture and its place in limiting greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the green economy will be explored at a hearing hosted by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 at the Port of Philadelphia, 3460 N. Delaware Ave., 19134. The media is invited to attend and media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Hohenstein, D-Phila., will be joined by Vice Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss nationwide efforts to support carbon capture and its impact on the economy and environment. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### CONTACT: Nicole Brunner The Office of State Representative Ryan Bizzarro Phone: 717-645-7316 Email: nbrunner@pahouse.net Read more

 

Solar Energy - A Tour + Roundtable Discussion

(Jul 20, 2021)

A tour and roundtable discussion with Rep. Sara Innamorato Read more

 

Agriculture and Jobs of the Future - Testimony

(Jul 20, 2021)

Testimony on Rep. Christina Sappey's House Democratic Policy Committee on the mushroom industry, agriculture and jobs of the future. Read more

 

Solar Energy - A Tour + Roundtable Discussion

(Jul 20, 2021)

A policy tour and roundtable on solar energy. Read more

 

The PA Mushroom Industry

(Jul 20, 2021)

A hearing on PA's mushroom industry and its impact on jobs and agriculture. Read more

 

Mushroom farming economic impact focus of Chester County hearing

(Jul 19, 2021)

LANDENBERG, July 20 – The intricacies of Pennsylvania’s mushroom industry, which provides most of the mushrooms consumed across the United States and millions in economic benefits to the state, is the focus of a scheduled hearing to be hosted by state Rep. Christina Sappey. The hearing will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the New Garden Township Building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Sappey, D-Chester, will be joined by Vice-Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the difficulties faced by the mushroom industry in meeting demand, growing their facilities, and educating the next generation of leaders. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### Read more

 

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee

(Jul 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 19 – Emerging digital and cryptocurrency, and positioning Pennsylvania to be an innovator for a digital currency future, was the focus of state Rep. Napoleon Nelson ’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing. Nelson recently established the bipartisan House Emerging Technologies Caucus in Pennsylvania and has an extensive background in finance and technology. He brought together the following cast of world-renowned digital currency experts to inform the committee on what is blockchain and cryptocurrency and how Pennsylvania can position itself as a leader in adapting new technologies: Andrew Bull , esquire | Bull Blockchain Law. Gerard Dache , Government Blockchain Association – Global. Tonya Evans , founder | Advantage Evans Academy; professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Brian Knight , director of innovation and governance/ senior research fellow | Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Scott Nissenbaum , president & CEO | Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA Kevin Werbach , professor | University of Pennsylvania. Miller Whitehouse-Levine , director of policy | Blockchain Association. Additionally, written testimony was submitted by Blockchain Innovation Group of PA, an organization aimed at developing an environment that fosters innovation, employment and investment in the state. "Technology advances quickly in this internet age – so quickly, in fact, that it's Read more

 

Blockchain + Cryptocurrency - Testimony

(Jul 19, 2021)

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Virtual Hearing: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

(Jul 19, 2021)

A hearing to discuss Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and preparing Pennsylvania for a digital future Read more

 

Carbon Capture

(Jul 17, 2021)

Carbon capture and its place in limiting greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the green economy will be explored at a hearing hosted by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein Read more

 

Carbon Capture

(Jul 17, 2021)

Carbon capture and its place in limiting greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the green economy will be explored at a hearing hosted by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein Read more