We are a nonpartisan coalition aimed at bringing together diverse voices from across the Commonwealth for the common purpose of forging a bright, new energy future for Pennsylvania.
Our Co-Chairs, former Auditor General Eugene De Pasquale and former state Representative Kate Harper, share that vision and a desire to position the Commonwealth as a national leader in a new, innovation-driven energy economy.
Eugene DePasquale is a former two-term Auditor General of Pennsylvania. Prior to his tenure as Auditor General, Eugene was a three-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 95th legislative district in York County. Among his accomplishments in the state legislature was the successful bipartisan passage of the Alternative Energy Investment Act.
A Pittsburgh native, he earned a bachelor’s degree from The College of Wooster in Ohio, a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
Eugene resides in Allegheny County and works as an adjunct professor and consultant.
Why did you decide to help lead Energy Future PA? “Pennsylvania is well positioned to be a leader for clean energy job growth. Clean air and good jobs are what the public rightly wants and needs, and Energy Future PA will drive the change that is needed to help us get there.”
Kate Harper is a former nine-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 61st legislative district in Montgomery County.
Known for her pragmatic leadership and her extensive knowledge of environmental issues, Kate has been appointed by two governors to the Pennsylvania Statewide Water Resources Committee, most recently serving as vice-chair. She has been at the forefront of some of Montgomery County’s key environmental stewardship initiatives, working to preserve the county’s open space and protect its water resources. She continues to volunteer on multiple local and statewide boards, including the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.
Kate’s advocacy and leadership have earned her numerous awards from environmental organizations, including the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Curtin Winsor Award for lifetime achievement in policy and land conservation.
A practicing attorney, Kate earned a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. She resides in Montgomery County.
Why did you decide to help lead Energy Future PA? “For decades, I’ve been an advocate for common-sense strategies to protect our environment and support our economy. Energy Future PA is a coalition that recognizes that important balance and offers a better way forward for Pennsylvania’s energy economy.”