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May 1, 2024

Senate OKs Yaw Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 832, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish an Independent Energy Office (IEO) within the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate
April 10, 2024

Yaw Bill to Increase Penalties Against Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Approved by Senate

Legislation to increase fines and penalties against those who intentionally vandalize or attack critical infrastructure was approved yesterday by the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration
April 9, 2024

Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 831 to establish the legal and regulatory framework for potential carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Op-Ed: Maryland Puts the Grid to the Test While Pennsylvania Pays the Bill
February 29, 2024

Op-Ed: Maryland Puts the Grid to the Test While Pennsylvania Pays the Bill

Last year, the Maryland General Assembly announced plans to reduce its output of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 60% by 2031.  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee to join Ohio Legislators for Hearing on Energy Reliability, Sustainability and Affordability
January 25, 2024

Senate ERE Committee to join Ohio Legislators for Hearing on Energy Reliability, Sustainability and Affordability

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will join members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee, the Ohio House of Representatives Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee, for a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 1st at 10 a.m. to focus on energy reliability, sustainability, and affordability.  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12
December 11, 2023

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will convene on Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m., according to Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Senate OKs Yaw Bills Addressing Stream Maintenance
November 13, 2023

Senate OKs Yaw Bills Addressing Stream Maintenance

The state Senate today approved two bills addressing stream maintenance and giving counties and municipalities greater flexibility in handling obstructions and flood-related hazards in local waterways, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measures.  [Read More]

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislators Hold Joint Hearing on Interstate Relationships within the PJM Grid
November 7, 2023

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislators Hold Joint Hearing on Interstate Relationships within the PJM Grid

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Ohio General Assembly convened in Pittsburgh last week for a joint public hearing on interstate relationships within the PJM grid, according to Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee chairman, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).    [Read More]

Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI
November 2, 2023

Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement after the Commonwealth Court found that Pennsylvania’s entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may only be achieved through legislation duly enacted by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid
October 31, 2023

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint public hearing with members of the Ohio General Assembly on Thursday, November 2nd at 10a.m. to discuss inter-state relationships within the PJM electric grid, according to chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

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