pa-climate

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

BY: - September 22, 2021

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Study: Trusted messengers can move the needle on GOP climate change acceptance | The Numbers Racket

BY: - August 16, 2021

If you’ve ever listened to a state House Environment Resources and Energy Committee Meeting, you know Republicans can be … well, resistant, to accepting the scientific community’s conclusion on climate change, of which 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are causing climate change.  But recent research published in Nature Climate Change, […]

Facing grim climate projections, state officials call for multi-dimensional approach to addressing climate change

BY: and - May 9, 2021

The Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment is a report produced every three years by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as directed by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70) of 2008. 

Bracing for the impact of climate change, local governments look to state for help

BY: - May 1, 2020

Working with the state Department of Environmental Protection, local municipalities such as 13,500-person Indiana Borough , are putting plans in place to protect their communities from climate-related changes and disasters. 

‘We need to make a profit first’: What’s at stake in proposed gas tax credit for Pa.

BY: - March 3, 2020

Goldschneider’s company is looking to build its first plant to produce methanol, an alternative fuel that can be burned to power cars and ships. 

The world is getting warmer. What can Pennsylvania do about it?

BY: and - March 3, 2020

Warming temperatures are wreaking havoc on civilizations across the globe. And it will get worse as human-caused climate change intensifies floods, acidifies oceans, and renders coastal areas uninhabitable due to rising sea levels. Pennsylvania will feel these effects, but it will also be part of any solution, thanks to its status as a fossil fuel […]

Where we are, where we’ve been: A look at Pennsylvania’s oil-rich history

BY: - March 2, 2020

Even today, few industries — aside from coal and steel — have had the same impact on the state as oil and gas drilling. The state was at one time the country’s leading producer in the oil and gas industry since the 1850s, creating thousands of jobs across the commonwealth and driving its economy for much of the 20th century. 

COMMENTARY

3 things Rep. Metcalfe’s one-sided hearing got wrong about RGGI | Opinion

BY: - February 18, 2020

It’s not possible to refute every false and misleading claim that came out of the hearing in one op-ed. But Commonwealth residents deserve to know the truth about a few critical facts when it comes to RGGI and the future of our environment.