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Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants

BY: - April 22, 2022

Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]

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Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion

BY: - April 19, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.

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Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg

BY: - April 8, 2022

The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

5 Pa. environmental advocacy groups endorse Shapiro for governor

BY: - April 7, 2022

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. 

Attempt to block Pa. from joining multi-state climate initiative fails in Senate

BY: - April 4, 2022

“The fight against the RGGI carbon tax will continue in court,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said in a statement.

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Carbon credit opponents play cynical games with dangerous costs | Opinion

BY: - March 28, 2022

Pennsylvania’s participation in a regional greenhouse gas initiative could raise $250M in just one or two quarters alone.

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. 

Can carbon capture fit into Pennsylvania’s climate solutions?

BY: - February 20, 2022

After more than two years of trying to block a carbon-pricing scheme for Pennsylvania, legislative Republicans have introduced a counter offer. Earlier this month, GOP lawmakers in the House added an extra provision to a bill blocking the commonwealth from entering the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The initiative, also known as RGGI, mandates that power […]

Wolf vetoes GOP effort to block carbon fee on Pa. power plants

BY: - January 10, 2022

*This story was updated at 6:25 p.m. 1/10/25 with comment from Senate Republicans Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed an attempt by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to block his administration from implementing a carbon fee on the commonwealth’s 58 fossil fuel-burning power plants. Wolf, a Democrat, announced in 2019 he was bringing Pennsylvania into the Regional […]

Wolf admin used state grant funding as leverage during debate on carbon fee

BY: - January 4, 2022

The General Assembly fell eight votes shy of the needed two thirds majority to overcome the governor's veto.

Pa.’s carbon fee for power plants is ready to be enacted, but legislative agency says it can’t yet

BY: - December 6, 2021

Final approval may be delayed until early January due to a technical dispute between Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and the legislative agency that circulates new laws and regulations.

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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