Energy price changes coming on Dec. 1, PUC reports
The rate changes taking effect next month include all PUC-regulated electric utilities and vary depending on the energy distribution company.
Report shows that Pa. needs to boost renewable energy production, lawmakers, advocates say
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.
Pa. misses 7th RGGI auction as litigation keeps involvement in limbo
Pennsylvania remains unable to participate in the carbon credit auction, the most recent of which occurred on Sept. 6, due to two “separate but related” lawsuits, regarding the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s involvement in the multi-state program, aimed at limiting and reducing industrial carbon emissions.
Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries
Lawmakers said the bill would reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs for domestic refineries, which requires refineries to submit Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year showing the amount of renewable fuel blended into the transportation fuel supply.
PUC launches investigation into PPL Electric over ‘unusually high bills’
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced Tuesday that it referred PPL to its Independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, which enforces state public utility codes and PUC regulations, for investigation after receiving complaints from PPL customers.
EPA ruling could shutter W. Pa power plant ahead of schedule
The Keystone-Conemaugh plant was one of six sites tagged by federal regulators.
Shapiro unveils economic plan to grow businesses, train workers, and expand energy industry
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro announced an economic plan focused on making it easier for businesses to grow in Pennsylvania, cutting taxes and training workers.
5 Pa. environmental advocacy groups endorse Shapiro for governor
The five groups - Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Air Action Fund, Clean Water Action, National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and PennEnvironment endorsed Shapiro in Philadelphia ON Thursday morning, calling Shapiro’s environmental positions a “stark contrast” to those of the Republican candidates for governor.
Pa. business receives more than $103K from USDA Rural Energy program | Five for the Weekend
The grant, is part of a $633 million investment by the USDA to "reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities," according to a statement from the department.
Report: Pa. sees record natural gas production, more compliance violations in 2020
Producing more than 7.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Pennsylvania ranked second among states for natural gas production in 2020, a state record for gas production in a single year.
Pa. utility companies say they can meet summer 2021 energy needs
Separated by more than 1,600 miles, Texas and Pennsylvania are two of the largest energy producers in the country. But four months after winter storms shut down much of Texas’ power grid, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more without heat, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday, asked residents to conserve energy […]
Pa. solar energy initiative to supply 50 percent of state government power by 2023
The project is the largest solar commitment by any government in the U.S. announced to date, officials said. Boosted by seven solar arrays in six counties, it will generate 191 megawatt hours, or the equivalent of taking 34,000 cars off the roads.