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We must confront the short and long-term threats of methane emissions. This is how | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2020

There’s a strong business case for methane mitigation technologies, because wasted methane is wasted product companies could sell.

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Joining RGGI will help Pa.’s economy grow smarter — and healthier | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2020

By joining RGGI, the Commonwealth would be taking steps to ensure that all Pennsylvanians reap the benefits of a clean economy.

Bracing for the impact of climate change, local governments look to state for help

BY: - May 1, 2020

Working with the state Department of Environmental Protection, local municipalities such as 13,500-person Indiana Borough , are putting plans in place to protect their communities from climate-related changes and disasters. 

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Clean energy can be a pillar of the Coronavirus Recovery | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2020

Climate change remains a very real, very imminent threat. We cannot let our response to one crisis destroy our efforts to stop another by locking in more carbon pollution for decades.

The partisan divide over climate change is as deep as ever, poll finds | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 6, 2020

A February study by the Pew Research Center found that a growing number of Americans share concerns over climate change.  Over the last four years, the percentage of Americans who think climate change should be a top priority rose from 38 percent to 52 percent, the study found.  However, it also concluded that a large […]

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What our ‘Year Without a Winter’ tells us about the real threat of climate change | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 26, 2020

According to AccuWeather readings at the Pittsburgh airport, the temperature from January 1 to March 19 averaged 5 degrees above normal.

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Pa. can show leadership in the new energy era — Without joining RGGI | Opinion

BY: - March 26, 2020

Unlike the other RGGI states, Pennsylvania has reduced emissions significantly while also reducing consumers’ electricity costs.

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With RGGI, Pa. has a chance to show leadership in the new energy era | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2020

By Joeseph Otis Minott Pennsylvania has always been an energy leader. The United States’ oil and gas sector can trace its roots back to the commonwealth, and coal has played a significant part in Pennsylvania’s industrial history. With the rise of fracked gas production over the past 12 years, our state’s capacity for fossil fuel […]

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Methane reduction rules make environmental, economic sense. This is why | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2020

We urge the Wolf administration and DEP to move deliberately through the rule-making process to effect protective, cost-effective standards.

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Pennsylvania should take the lead on advanced energy technologies | Opinion

BY: - March 10, 2020

Carbon capture and storage is the most “critical” technology for reducing emissions. Pennsylvania should take the lead in this area.

What two rallies say about the fight over a natural gas tax credit | Analysis

BY: - March 9, 2020

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the legislation. A fight over a potential override vote in the Legislature is growing more likely by the day.

‘We’re ready for some change’: Pa. educators want to see climate change included in new Pa. science standards

BY: - March 3, 2020

Many of Pennsylvania’s science educators welcome the opportunity to revamp the standards, saying Tuesday that the guidelines governing their work are out-of-touch with current technology and environmental science research.