Energy Cost Budget Busters – Five ways your energy costs could increase in Pennsylvania during the 2019-20 Legislative Session – Webinar
February 11, 2019
Presented by McNees Attorneys Kathleen Duffy Bruder and Pamela Polacek
Pennsylvania’s energy policy has a profound impact on businesses and the Commonwealth’s budget. Energy, economic development and the budget will be important items on Governor Wolf’s and the General Assembly’s agendas for the 2019-2020 legislative session. Pennsylvania’s Energy policy in 2019 could affect your bottom line from at least 5 actions:
- Several legislators have spoken in favor of “fixing” Pennsylvania’s energy markets to ensure the continued operation of the failing Three Mile Island nuclear reactor.
- Environmental and renewable stakeholders support increasing the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards requirements to require 10% of Pennsylvania’s energy to be produced by solar generation and 10% to be produced by wind generation.
- Other environmental supporters have requested the Department of Environmental Protection to institute a “cap and trade” system for greenhouse gas emissions, including those by electric generators.
- Significantly, the Governor continues to advocate for an additional tax on shale gas production.
Finally, in recent years both the Governor and some in the General Assembly have suggested an increase in the Gross Receipts Tax on electric service, and an expansion of that tax to natural gas service to meet the Commonwealth’s budget gap.
McNees attorneys Pamela Polacek and Kathleen Duffy Bruder will provide you with updates on how these issues were addressed in the Governor’s Budget Address and related analysis as well as what is being discussed around the Capitol. This discussion will include the steps that McNees’ clients can take to ensure that the General Assembly and Governor receive your clear message—Do Not Increase Energy Costs for Pennsylvania’s Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Energy Users!
Date: February 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST)
Space is limited.
All registrations can be done online by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Swaringen or at 717.237.5430.