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.
Pa.’s natural gas industry is powering the economy and leading on climate change | Opinion
Natural gas use for electricity generation has increased over 270 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, helping Pennsylvania cut power sector carbon emissions by nearly 40 percent over the same time period.
Pennsylvania needs more jobs. RGGI will create them — by investing in energy efficiency | Opinion
This opportunity arrives not a moment too soon. Pennsylvania’s pandemic recession numbers are bleak: the state government faces a nearly $5 billion shortfall over two years, and 453,000 payroll jobs will be lost this year in the Commonwealth. Leadership should do everything in its power to swiftly and sustainably rebuild the economy.
Energy projects statewide receive COVID restart grants | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority had awarded $1.7 million in COVID-19 restart grants to 11 clean energy and energy efficiency programs across the commonwealth.
Joining RGGI is a vital step in addressing Pa.’s carbon pollution problem | Opinion
This is a vital step to take, as many other states have already joined RGGI and within 10 years were able to decrease carbon pollution by 47 percent, outpacing the rest of the country by 90 percent. When Pennsylvania joins RGGI, it is projected to further reduce carbon emissions statewide by a massive 188 million tons by 2030. This is exactly the type of policy initiative we should be prioritizing in our state.