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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh on 9/22/22 (Photo courtesy Gov. Wolf's office).

How the promise of a clean energy future in Pa. could be undone by politics | Analysis

BY: - October 17, 2022

The state’s powerful oil and gas industry wields influence in ways that could blunt the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Sheep graze between and under solar panels that help power Susquehanna University in south-central Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Owens Farm)

DCNR on track to get 100 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2030 | Five for the Weekend

BY: - September 24, 2022

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said on Wednesday that it expects to "use 28.7-gigawatt hours of electricity by 2030 with a plan to have the department produce 15.5-gigawatt hours and purchase 13.2 gigawatt hours — all from renewable energy sources."

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‘Living Lightly on the Earth’ as we adapt to a warming planet | Opinion

BY: - September 9, 2022

While some politicians continue to rail against 'woke' culture and evade the real issues facing us, don’t you think it’s about time to wake up and start doing more to turn this ship around?

Dispute over Schuylkill Co. wind farm exposes fissures in Pa.’s push to meet renewable energy goals

BY: - February 23, 2022

The project recently has come under fire from state military officials who say the project causes safety concerns for helicopter pilots and jeopardizes the future of aviation training programs at the Lebanon County installation that’s home to the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Air National Guard’s 193 Special Operations Wing. 

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Plunging temperatures, higher prices: Why renewables could be the answer | Five for the Weekend

BY: - November 20, 2021

Unlike natural gas, clean energy sources do not suffer from wild price fluctuations, an advocate argues

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Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2021

We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.

Poll: Majority of Pa. residents want fracking to end

BY: - September 12, 2021

The clean energy industry performed much better, with 69% of voters viewing it favorably, and only 18% viewing it unfavorably.

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With wind and solar potential, Pennsylvania should lead toward renewable future | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2021

There are several actions that our elected officials in Harrisburg can take to lean into clean energy during the current legislative session in the state Capitol.

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The U.S. electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions | Analysis

BY: - April 25, 2021

Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system.

United Mine Workers union comes out in support of transition to clean energy

BY: - April 22, 2021

Fossil fuel labor unions and environmentalists have often been at odds, and in large part, still are in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but UMWA’s support may be a new starting point.

Saylor to DEP: What assurance do you have Pa. citizens ‘aren’t going to die like they did in Texas?’

BY: - February 22, 2021

A top Pennsylvania Republican repeated a narrative without expert backing about Texas’ power failures during a budget hearing with state environmental regulators on Monday. While asking questions of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, pressed on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for extreme winter weather, such as the record lows […]