energy-issues

What can Pa. learn from a Washington State community’s transition away from fossil fuels?

BY: - July 28, 2021

New reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking

COMMENTARY

Wolf must veto these bills defanging Pa.’s power to fight climate change | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2021

While the rest of the world embraces action and common sense, Pennsylvania cannot afford to fall further behind.

Wolf proposes funneling cap-and-trade dollars to transition fossil fuel workers

BY: - June 14, 2021

Legislation now before the state House and Senate would distribute about one-third of RGGI revenues to the communities who lose fossil-fuel jobs, with the rest going to the state Clean Air Fund, which pays for pollution mediation projects, as well as environmental justice projects and administration costs.

E-bikes coming to Pgh’s Healthy Ride bike share thanks to grant from Heinz Endowments

BY: - May 29, 2021

“That just feels sort of like you have a superpower when you’re going up hills,” White told WESA-FM about the potential of e-bikes.

COMMENTARY

The U.S. electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions | Analysis

BY: - April 25, 2021

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system.

United Mine Workers union comes out in support of transition to clean energy

BY: - April 22, 2021

Fossil fuel labor unions and environmentalists have often been at odds, and in large part, still are in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but UMWA’s support may be a new starting point.

REPORT: These states export the most energy | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 19, 2021

A report from Commodity.com, a commodity trading and investment company, shows just how much energy production has changed across the country and which states now dominate the sector. 

COMMENTARY

In the aftermath of a devastating winter storm, can we take lessons from Texas? | Opinion

BY: - March 1, 2021

Keep politics out of it. You can’t deliver reliable power that is also reasonably priced without robust regulation.

Saylor to DEP: What assurance do you have Pa. citizens ‘aren’t going to die like they did in Texas?’

BY: - February 22, 2021

A top Pennsylvania Republican repeated a narrative without expert backing about Texas’ power failures during a budget hearing with state environmental regulators on Monday. While asking questions of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, pressed on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for extreme winter weather, such as the record lows […]

In another clash with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes bill blocking his efforts to fight climate change

BY: - September 24, 2020

Pa. releases roughly 264 million tons of carbon each year, according to state data. About a third of that comes from power plants.

Pa. environmental board approves plan to limit carbon from power plants; Wolf admin sets 2022 target date

BY: - September 15, 2020

The Environmental Quality Board voted 13-6 Tuesday to let Pennsylvania enter the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Trump inflates Pennsylvania nat.gas job figures by 3500 percent | Fact Check

BY: - September 5, 2020

Trump claimed during this week that there are currently 940,000 natural-gas jobs in Pennsylvania. That's a gross exaggeration.