Energy & Environment

COMMENTARY

Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

We must make sure our votes support candidates who are focused on protecting the Commonwealth's future.

U.S. House vote to expand federal firefighters benefits seen as step toward parity

BY: - May 14, 2022

The bill has the support of U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District.

COMMENTARY

Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2022

The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

Consumers could see a 6 to 45 percent increase in electricity costs this summer, PUC warns

BY: - May 9, 2022

Consumers who stick with their default provider “will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer approaches ranging between 6% and 45% depending on their electric utility,” the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission warned in a recent statement.

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A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

Chesapeake Bay advocates praise feds for new conservation funds | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 9, 2022

The USDA will direct an additional $22.5M to help farmers with conservation efforts.

COMMENTARY

Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2022

Building a sustainable future starts on our plates. Let’s eat accordingly.

COMMENTARY
A view of the Never Summer Mountains in Colorado. (NPS/Public domain)

Take a moment to reflect on Wynn Bruce and his death | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2022

What is it that the world has failed to hear? Bruce insisted, in the extreme manner of a final warning, that we listen.

Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season

BY: - May 1, 2022

The move is intended 'to address extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances caused by the war in Ukraine,' officials said.

Pa.’s litter problem | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 25, 2022

Of the total estimated litter on roadways, the study found that 186.2 million (37.1 percent) pieces were cigarette butts. Another 152.9 million (30.4 percent) pieces of litter were plastic, most prevalently plastic film and plastic beverage containers, according to the study. 

COMMENTARY

Automatic or the people? | Opinion

BY: - April 25, 2022

Automation is already here: What is our responsibility to the people and communities left behind?

3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering

BY: - April 24, 2022

Biden’s signature climate bill has gone nowhere in the U.S. Senate, he’s called for more domestic fossil fuel production to combat rising gas prices.