sustainablity-issues

COMMENTARY

Wolf, Chesapeake Guvs. want $737M to help farmers to fight climate change | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - September 8, 2021

The move was welcomed by environmentalists, who say more needs to be done

What can Pa. learn from a Washington State community’s transition away from fossil fuels?

BY: - July 28, 2021

New reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking

Survey: Young Americans want more action on addressing climate change | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 28, 2021

Seventy-one percent of Millennials and 67 percent of Gen Zers say that climate change should be a priority to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations, according to the report. 

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 […]

Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget request

BY: - June 6, 2021

A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.

COMMENTARY

How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2021

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Evidence shows that many Americans are eager to […]

New Study: Electric vehicle expansion could help Pa.’s meet its climate goals

BY: - May 11, 2021

By Kimberly Rooney Transportation made up 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania in 2017. Most of those were produced by light-duty vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Continuing the same usage trends may make it difficult for Pennsylvania to reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, but a new […]

COMMENTARY

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.

How Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans | Analysis

BY: - April 10, 2021

The recommendations for increased spending on conservation and climate goals are a dramatic turnaround following four years of cutbacks during the Trump administration.

COMMENTARY

‘Not just climate change’: An activist explains how Biden’s infrastructure plan improves the environment | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 5, 2021

'This is probably the single biggest action ever taken by our country to address environmental issues," says Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.

COMMENTARY

Every Pa. community deserves protection from the harms of fracking | Opinion

BY: - March 26, 2021

Together, we will combat environmental injustice at every turn to build a world where people—our health, welfare, safety, and environment—are respected and protected more than corporate profits.