Federal regulators approve new rules to ease power connection backlogs 

BY: - July 29, 2023

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday finalized long-awaited new rules intended to reform how power generation projects get connected to the electric grid, seen as a major step in smoothing the path for thousands of mostly renewable power projects currently waiting to plug in. “This rule will ensure that our country’s vast generation resources […]

Solar energy grant program for Pa. school districts gets bipartisan support in state House

BY: - June 29, 2023

The Solar for Schools Act would leverage federal Inflation Reduction Act funds to pay up to half the cost of schools' solar energy projects.

Solar power panels in field on a sunny autumn day (Getty Images).

Pa. could be a model for solar-powered schools — If it can get past political divisions

BY: - June 27, 2023

A new bill would marry labor, environmental and educational interests — potentially forging a new path for bipartisan climate policy.


Community solar can propel Pa. toward an equitable clean energy future | Opinion 

BY: - April 19, 2023

Solar energy is a cornerstone to solving the climate crisis and realizing a more just society.

Solar power panels in field on a sunny autumn day (Getty Images).

Pa. lawmakers propose grant program to fund solar projects at K-12 schools, colleges

BY: - April 16, 2023

State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, initially proposed the idea — dubbed the Solar for Schools Grant Program — in December.

Bipartisan Pa. bill would authorize community solar projects | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 3, 2023

The measure would green light more than 230 projects in 48 counties, backers said.


Here’s where renewable power is increasing nationwide — and where it’s not

BY: - March 30, 2023

In 2022, wind provided a little more than 10% of U.S. electricity, while solar supplied 3.4%.

A sheep takes a break from munching on vegetation at the Nittany 1 solar array in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Lightsource BP)

Sheep among the panels: Using solar sites for pastureland

BY: - June 2, 2022

Solar grazing has blunted the concerns of those rattled by the conversion of farmland to energy production

Pa. schools have doubled their solar power use since 2020

BY: - May 22, 2022

Only 2 percent of schools in the state, which is a total of 108, produce their own solar power.


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.


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.

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.