Pennsylvania has an energy rich history and is home to abundant resources such as oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar and other renewables.

Shale Energy

Pennsylvania’s long history of oil and gas drilling and significant reserves of natural gas provide opportunities to small businesses.  Recent advances in drilling technology have allowed recovery of natural gas from the Marcellus, Utica and other unconventional gas formations. Shale gas underlies more than two-thirds of the state, with development activities in nearly 40 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.

The Pennsylvania SBDC helps small businesses identify and connect with shale energy supply chain opportunities and take advantage of gas utilization opportunities. Visit the Shale Energy Assistance page for more information.

Resource Inf​ormation

Clean Edge is research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. They publish many reports on the clean technology trends and highlights. 

The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in Pennsylvania. KEEA advocates on behalf of energy efficiency and renewable energy professionals on the local, state, and federal levels. View the 2018 Clean Jobs Pennsylvania report by clicking here.

Energy Innovation Portal

The Energy Innovation Portal from the U.S. Department of Energy is a site that links energy technologies with market opportunities. Find information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing developed by U.S. Department of Energy laboratories and participating research institutions.

Energy Incentives

Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) with specific listings by clicking here.


Keystone State Energy Facts

  • 2nd second largest energy field in the world.
  • 4th in the nation in energy production.
  • 2nd in the nation for net electricity generation.
  • 2nd in the nation in natural gas production.
  • 2nd in the nation in nuclear generation.
  • 4th in the nation in coal production and the only producer of high-¬‐heat value anthracite coal.
  • 9th in the nation in total solar capacity installed.
  • 15th in the nation in total wind capacity installed and 9th in the nation for new capacity wind installations in 2012.
  • 19th in the nation in crude oil production.
  • Significantly increasing biodiesel production, up over 60% since 2008.
  • A national leader in competitive energy markets, including nearly 2.2 million electric choice customers.

Source: Pennsylvania’s January 2014 State Energy Plan

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