Coal has generally been the dominant source of energy in Pennsylvania – the state produces the 4th most coal in the country.1
But that is slowly changing thanks to a slew of pro-renewable policies, steady growth in the clean energy sector, and a Governor supportive of clean energy.
Wind power is the largest source of renewable energy in Pennsylvania, although the state also generates electricity from hydropower and biomass.2
Pennsylvania’s established manufacturing base has turned it into a leader in the production of wind turbine components; there are 28 facilities that manufacture components for the wind industry in the state.3
Pennsylvania does not have a renewable portfolio standard, but it does have an alternative portfolio standard that includes an 8% carve-out for renewable sources.4
Learn more about energy in Pennsylvania with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States