Comitta to hold Policy hearing on sustainable energy Thursday in West Goshen

WEST GOSHEN, July 23 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Green PA: Working Toward a Sustainable Future.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at West Goshen Township building’s public meeting room, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester. The media and public are invited to attend.

Comitta requested the hearing to address how Pennsylvania can better harness renewable energy sources. She will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The current agenda is:

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:10 a.m.       Panel One:

  • Kerry Campbell, Environmental Program Manager in Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

  • Tom Ford, Director of Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

10:50 a.m.       Panel Two:

  • Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center

  • Jim Wylie, Conservation CO-Chair of Southeastern PA Group, Sierra Club PA Chapter

    11:30 a.m.       Panel Three:

  • Skelly Holmbeck, Board Member, Chester County Solid Waste Authority

  • Nancy Fromnick, Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Chester County Solid Waste Authority

  • Bruce Burcat, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition

    12:10 p.m.       Closing Remarks 


The hearing is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at, and hearing materials are at