Lt. Gov. Davis highlights $17.5M Harrisburg stormwater infrastructure project
The project on the grounds of the facility includes porous asphalt and a storage and filtration system. It’s part of a larger stormwater infrastructure project being completed to comply with the Biden administration’s Justice40 Initiative.
Hydrogen Hubs face scrutiny at Senate Dems hearing
The hearing, held by the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, was designed to give lawmakers more information on hydrogen hubs and their ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth while also supporting sustainable economic growth.
Pennsylvania Democrats seek balance between environmental policy and loyalty to labor
Democratic leaders, however, caught between the competing interests of the environmental movement and building trade unions — both traditionally strong allies of the party — didn’t share the goal of putting sweeping climate and environment legislation up for votes.
Report shows that Pa. needs to boost renewable energy production, lawmakers, advocates say
The report, conducted by Environment American Research and Policy Center since 2013, showed that Pennsylvania has ranked “next-to-last among the 50 states in percentage growth of solar, wind and geothermal power” since the report started.
USDA’s climate grants for farms and forests run into Republican buzzsaw
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is spending more than $3 billion to cultivate more American farmers and forest landowners as partners to mitigate climate change — even while some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to stop the program entirely. The administration launched a new farm program, Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities, this year. It is […]
Commentary: Pennsylvania should ban utility shutoffs in extreme summer heat
Headlines around the globe this summer have featured the heat and extreme weather impacting the Northern Hemisphere. Fires, floods, and record setting temperatures have stretched from Europe to North America to China as governments and people try to adjust to what appears to be a new normal for our climate. A growing concern as temperatures […]
As extreme heat sweeps the U.S., Biden warns that states must act to protect workers
With many parts of the country gripped by extreme heat, President Joe Biden said Thursday his administration would target states that don’t offer workers heat protections and would direct millions of dollars to water projects and improved weather forecasting. In a live address, with the mayors of Phoenix and San Antonio joining by video, Biden […]
Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing
The changing climate is hurting infrastructure and the national economy, members of a U.S. Senate panel and experts said Wednesday. Members of both parties on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee agreed at a Wednesday hearing on the need for more resilient infrastructure that could withstand the pressures of a changing climate. They also agreed speeding […]
Report outlines the costs of climate change on Pa. communities, taxpayers
A new report is shedding light on the hefty price tag associated with climate change adaptations in municipalities across Pennsylvania. The report comes in the wake of fatal flash floods in Bucks County and continued poor air quality statewide from Canadian wildfires.
Budding U.S. offshore wind industry facing rough seas. Here’s why
'It requires a lot of things to go right. It does create some costs because you have to build a supply chain from zero,' one industry executive said.
U.S. Department of Agriculture to spend $300M to boost climate data in farming, forestry
Agriculture and forestry are key sectors in advancing Biden’s climate agenda, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
In 31 states, utilities can shut off electricity for nonpayment in a heat wave | Analysis
America’s power disconnection crisis, explained.