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DCNR expects to use 28.7 gigawatt hours of electricity by 2030 with a plan to have the department produce 15.5 gigawatt hours and purchase 13.2 gigawatt hours — all from renewable energy sources.
The department is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to a clean-energy future as clean-energy leaders from around the world meet in Pittsburgh this week to discuss clean global energy solutions.
DCNR currently has 23 solar installation projects completed on its lands, with another 18 currently in design or under construction.
This work is a part of the agency’s climate and sustainability efforts and the PA GreenGov initiative..
In addition to solar installation projects, the department has 17 high-performance facilities under its supervision, has installed electric vehicle charging stations at more than 35 state parks and forests, is implementing battery-operated maintenance equipment, and continues investing in electric vehicles across the agency’s fleet of more than 1,600 vehicles.
In 2021, DCNR reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 194 metric tons. This reduction is equivalent to the emissions produced by a passenger vehicle traveling 480,838 miles.
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