How Governors Races May Change Energy, From EVs To Renewables

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

David Zambito was quoted in an article published in Environment and Energy News (E&E News) that discusses the fate of energy policies based on the potential outcomes of the gubernatorial elections in November 2022. The article looks at the upcoming races of four key states that can transform the energy sector: Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and Florida.

With Pennsylvania being the second-largest energy producer and fourth-biggest carbon dioxide emitter in the country, its participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has been controversial. Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who is running for state governor indicated that he would “implement an energy strategy which passes that test, and it’s not clear to me that RGGI does.” Critics view this as a tactic to gain the support of labor unions.

“He [Shapiro] was suggesting without saying that he doesn’t necessarily support going into RGGI, particularly through the regulatory review process,” said Dave.

“Now that it appears he’s got the nomination, he’s swinging back to say he does support RGGI,” Dave continued.

To read the full article, click here.

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