energy-issues

Pa. schools have doubled their solar power use since 2020

BY: - May 22, 2022

Only 2 percent of schools in the state, which is a total of 108, produce their own solar power.

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Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2022

The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season

BY: - May 1, 2022

The move is intended 'to address extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances caused by the war in Ukraine,' officials said.

New Jersey eyes tax rebates to offset soaring gas prices

BY: - April 12, 2022

And could the Garden State finally allow you to pump your own gas? A plan to partially allow it has been revived.

GOP opposition to proposed Wolf regs on carbon pricing; charter schools could shape coming months

BY: and - April 7, 2022

Wolf, who has long called for charter school reform and a raise to the minimum wage, celebrated the commission’s decision, pushing back against accusations from Republicans by telling the commission the regulations are not outside of its jurisdiction.

In Maryland, gas tax ‘holiday’ bill advances; lawmakers hope for lower prices at the pump

BY: - March 17, 2022

In Pennsylvania, a top Republican lawmaker is pushing his own plan.

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What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2022

Price shocks aren’t new. Viewed historically, they are an integral part of oil market dynamics, not anomalies.

Pa. passed a tax break for data centers. Now crypto-miners are taking advantage

BY: - March 13, 2022

The cost of the program is expected to grow from $5 million in 2021 to almost $90 million by 2027.

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report

BY: - March 10, 2022

Nebraska’s Deb Fischer and fellow U.S. Senate Republicans slammed President Joe Biden on Thursday for the sharp rise in consumer prices, calling for policy shifts to increase U.S. energy supply, roll back regulations and curb spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday the consumer price index rose nearly 8% in February over the same month in […]

Can carbon capture fit into Pennsylvania’s climate solutions?

BY: - February 20, 2022

After more than two years of trying to block a carbon-pricing scheme for Pennsylvania, legislative Republicans have introduced a counter offer. Earlier this month, GOP lawmakers in the House added an extra provision to a bill blocking the commonwealth from entering the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The initiative, also known as RGGI, mandates that power […]

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Pa. gets $104M from infrastructure law to clean up abandoned wells | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 2, 2022

The money is 'one sleeve rolled up' to clean up hundreds of thousands of abandoned wells from the state's boom years, an advocate said.