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Report: Pa. sees record natural gas production, more compliance violations in 2020

BY: - July 8, 2021

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

BY: - June 15, 2021

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

BY: and - March 22, 2021

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.

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Pa.’s natural gas industry is powering the economy and leading on climate change | Opinion

BY: - December 27, 2020

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.

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Pennsylvania needs more jobs. RGGI will create them — by investing in energy efficiency | Opinion

BY: - December 23, 2020

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.

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Energy projects statewide receive COVID restart grants | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 23, 2020

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. 

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Joining RGGI is a vital step in addressing Pa.’s carbon pollution problem | Opinion

BY: - December 12, 2020

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. 

As Pa. emerges from shutdown, climate activists see parallels and opportunities

BY: - May 8, 2020

The Better Path Coalition, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, are hoping that others will see the opportunity to address climate change head-on as the state gradually opens up.

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 […]

Trade unions join the fight against Wolf’s interstate initiative to limit carbon emissions

BY: - December 21, 2019

Lawmakers opposed to Pennsylvania entering an interstate compact limiting carbon emissions have gained a valuable ally — building trade unions.