Lt. Gov. Davis highlights $17.5M Harrisburg stormwater infrastructure project

BY: - December 5, 2023

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.

Shell Inaugurates Green-Tech Hydrogen Production Plant

Hydrogen Hubs face scrutiny at Senate Dems hearing

BY: - December 4, 2023

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

BY: and - November 19, 2023

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

BY: - October 12, 2023

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

BY: - August 14, 2023

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 […]

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

Commentary: Pennsylvania should ban utility shutoffs in extreme summer heat

BY: - August 2, 2023

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

BY: - July 28, 2023

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

BY: - July 27, 2023

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

BY: - July 26, 2023

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. 

The Block Island wind farm off of Rhode Island is one of only two offshore wind projects currently operating in the U.S., but the Biden administration has a goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, and several states also have aggressive goals. Those targets, however, are threatened by surging costs and supply chain issues (Scott Eisen/Getty Images).

Budding U.S. offshore wind industry facing rough seas. Here’s why

BY: - July 16, 2023

'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.

A farmer works with a tablet computer in a field (Getty Images).

U.S. Department of Agriculture to spend $300M to boost climate data in farming, forestry

BY: - July 12, 2023

Agriculture and forestry are key sectors in advancing Biden’s climate agenda, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

In 31 states, utilities can shut off electricity for nonpayment in a heat wave | Analysis

BY: - July 6, 2023

America’s power disconnection crisis, explained.