cap-and-trade

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Joining RGGI will strengthen Pennsylvania’s recovery | Opinion

BY: - July 15, 2021

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

BY: - July 13, 2021

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

BY: - January 4, 2021

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

BY: - June 9, 2020

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. 

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 6, 2019

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.

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Wolf’s cap-and-trade plan isn’t real climate action. Here’s what is | Opinion

BY: - October 23, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf is doing something about climate change. But doing something is not the same thing as taking action that will have real impact.

COMMENTARY

Why Pa. needs to say no to regional cap-and-trade | Opinion

BY: - October 13, 2019

The regional compact doesn't pass the basic sniff test.

Restore PA requires 20 years of natural gas production. Some progressive legislators aren’t ready to sign on

BY: - June 7, 2019

A handful of state House progressives are standing strong against Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature infrastructure plan, seeing in the $4.5 billion investment spree an over-reliance on the state’s natural gas industry at a time when Pennsylvania should be moving away from fossil fuels. The administration’s proposal, known as Restore PA, “locks us into the extraction […]

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Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.