Energy & Environment

How Trump loyalist Ted Cruz managed to annoy all of Pittsburgh | Analysis

The Texas Republican repeated tired lines about Pittsburgh that Trump used to justify his terrible decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement.

‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

The rule, set to take effect early next month, codifies a longstanding policy of Trump’s Interior Department: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act cannot be used to prosecute companies whose actions lead to accidental bird deaths. 

Con el destino de la bahía de Chesapeake en juego, Pa. debe intensificar su...

El informe sobre el estado de la bahía de la fundación, que mide la salud de la vía fluvial en 13 indicadores, le da a la bahía una calificación general de D-plus, sin cambios desde el último informe, encontrando disminuciones en cuatro de esos indicadores. Y "aunque preocupante, la disminución se debe en gran parte a la gestión ineficaz de la población de la lubina rayada de la Bahía, a diferencia de las preocupaciones de calidad del agua", concluyó el informe.

With fate of the Chesapeake Bay on the line, Pa. needs to up its...

"If Pennsylvania does not meet its obligations ... the Chesapeake Bay will never be saved," William C. Baker, the president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said.

Landmark climate policy faces growing claims of environmental racism | Analysis

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection noted that cap-and-trade will not solve the climate crisis on its own, touting its enforcement of other air pollution regulations.

Climate change is affecting us all, increasingly those of us in Philadelphia | Opinion

There is reason for hope on federal methane policy next year as we all seek to turn the page on a devastating and traumatic 2020.

Pa.’s natural gas industry is powering the economy and leading on climate change |...

Natural gas use for electricity generation has increased over 270 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, helping Pennsylvania cut power sector carbon emissions by nearly 40 percent over the same time period.

Pennsylvania needs more jobs. RGGI will create them — by investing in energy efficiency...

This opportunity arrives not a moment too soon. Pennsylvania’s pandemic recession numbers are bleak: the state government faces a nearly $5 billion shortfall over two years, and 453,000 payroll jobs will be lost this year in the Commonwealth. Leadership should do everything in its power to swiftly and sustainably rebuild the economy.

Energy projects statewide receive COVID restart grants | Wednesday Morning Coffee

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority had awarded $1.7 million in COVID-19 restart grants to 11 clean energy and energy efficiency programs across the commonwealth. 

What you need to know about this year’s winter solstice and the great conjunction...

This year's winter solstice is also when Saturn and Jupiter appear closest to each other for 60 years, Here's what you need to know about both the events.