Public hearing to discuss SB 284 – bonding of solar and wind installations


Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

AND Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Senator Vogel, Majority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Yaw, Majority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy
Senator Schwank, Minority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Comitta, Minority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Thomas B. Murphy, Director | Testimony
Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Penn State Cooperative Extension

9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

David Althoff, Jr., Director | Testimony
Energy Programs Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Doug Wolfgang, Director
Bureau of Farmland Preservation
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Cheryl Cook, Deputy Secretary
Market Development
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture


9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Darrin Youker, Director | Testimony
State Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.             

Scott Elias, Senior Manager | Testimony
Mid-Atlantic State Affairs
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Craig Sundstrom, Director | Testimony
Government and Regulatory Affairs
RWE Renewables Americas, LLC

10:40 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Additional Testimony:

Tom Newhart of Mt. Joy | Testimony

Jim Welty, Marcellus Shale Coalition | Testimony

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