energy-issues

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline

BY: - October 5, 2021

The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.

COMMENTARY

Manchin’s support for nat.gas could derail Biden’s climate goals. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2021

The federal budget isn’t the end game. It’s only one step. This bill has to be about financial incentives and penalties

COMMENTARY

Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2021

Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

Biden administration to restart oil and gas leasing

BY: - August 25, 2021

WASHINGTON —  The Interior Department will make significant steps toward restarting its leasing programs for onshore and offshore oil and gas development in the coming months, the Biden administration said in a court filing Tuesday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management anticipates holding a sale for offshore leases in October or November, the administration said. […]

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.