Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on order halting greenhouse gas reduction program
‘We know that the proceeds from the RGGI auction have the potential for further growth in a Pennsylvania clean energy economy,’ Katie Blume, of Conservation Voters PA said.
Environmentalists, advocates urge Shapiro to stay the course on carbon compact
The Democrat's budget plan includes $663M from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Pa. must modernize its approach to clean energy – or risk falling further behind | Opinion
By failing to embrace clean energy, Pa. decision-makers are depriving the commonwealth of an economic windfall.
Even with Inflation Reduction Act, regional greenhouse gas compact is an essential tool | Opinion
RGGI is a meaningful and necessary component of our state’s climate change efforts. Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support this kind of action on climate.
Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants
Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]
Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion
Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.
Joining RGGI will strengthen Pennsylvania’s recovery | Opinion
Joining RGGI will lead to more facilities taking steps to improve how they manage energy use and install more efficient equipment.
State regulatory board gives Pa. greenlight to join regional cap-and-trade program
This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. on 7/13/21 with additional details on the rule’s next steps. A state regulatory board has moved the commonwealth one step closer to joining a regional cap-and-trade program that would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants across Pennsylvania. The state Environmental Quality Board voted 15-4 Tuesday to approve […]
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.
Citing executive overreach, House committee advances bill blocking Pa. from joining RGGI
The House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee voted 16-8 to advance HB 2025 or the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap-and-Trade Authorization Act, which would require legislative approval before joining a multi-state agreement.
Pa. can show leadership in the new energy era — Without joining RGGI | Opinion
Unlike the other RGGI states, Pennsylvania has reduced emissions significantly while also reducing consumers’ electricity costs.
Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with | Bruce Ledewitz
To cut off Republican objections to a carbon tax, its authors need to do the obvious thing: Return the money to the people. The urgency is too great.