wind-energy

House passes bill blocking DEP from issuing some wind project permits without feds’ approval

BY: - July 1, 2022

The state House voted 189-11 on Friday to approve a bill sponsored by Rep. Zachary Mako, R-Northampton barring the state Department of Environmental Protection from issuing permits for the construction of wind turbines in the commonwealth that  “may negatively impact a military installation's airspace, flight paths or established training needs” without the approval of federal officials.

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. 

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

BY: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

COMMENTARY

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.