Energy & Environment

COMMENTARY

Manchin’s support for nat.gas could derail Biden’s climate goals. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2021

The federal budget isn’t the end game. It’s only one step. This bill has to be about financial incentives and penalties

COMMENTARY

Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2021

We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.

COMMENTARY

Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2021

Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

COMMENTARY

How states like Pa. are using Hurricane Ida to push infrastructure bill | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2021

Governors of both parties are lobbying Congress to ensure resilience measures are included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a published report.

COMMENTARY

Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2021

Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.

COMMENTARY

Fall means more deer on the road: Here’s how your risk of a crash rises | Analysis

BY: - September 23, 2021

U.S. drivers have a 1 in 116 chance of hitting an animal, with much higher rates in states such as W.Va., Montana, and Pa.

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

BY: - September 22, 2021

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Pa. General Assembly votes to extend Wolf’s Hurricane Ida disaster declaration

BY: - September 21, 2021

The Ida declaration was extended unanimously. It is the first extension approved by the General Assembly, which allowed Wolf’s COVID-19 and opioid disaster declarations to lapse earlier this year.

State Farm Bureaus back proposal for $737M Chesapeake Watershed cleanup initiative

BY: - September 21, 2021

Maryland and the five other Bay states are embracing a proposal from the Chesapeake Bay Commission to create a Chesapeake Resilient Farms Initiative, which would tap $737 million in federal funding over the next decade to help clean up nutrient and sediment pollution from farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

COMMENTARY

Presque Isle celebrates 100 years, announces net-zero initiatives | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 21, 2021

The plan for Presque Isle State Park, which includes improvements such as shoreline enhancements and modifications to the park's wastewater system, was announced Monday by Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

COMMENTARY

Clean Energy: A spiritual call to action | Opinion

BY: - September 20, 2021

Climate change impacts us all, but particularly communities of color, including Black communities, who experience climate change impacts first and worst. Americans of color breathe in 40 percent more pollution than white Americans; 68 percent of Black Americans live within thirty miles of a coal plant; and the poor, elderly, and marginalized around the world are least equipped to prepare for or respond to the myriad threats of climate change. 

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022

BY: - September 16, 2021

The 106th Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Jan. 8 - 15, 2022, the Department of Agriculture confirmed. The theme for the 2022 Farm Show will be “harvesting more.”