Energy

Policy

Microgrids bringing maximum impact to PA’s energy landscape

Localized distributed energy systems are helping protect Pennsylvanians against power outages and high energy costs.

Energy

Policy

CNX becomes first natural gas firm to self-report air quality data in PA

The company has begun publishing air quality data from two well sites – one in Washington County and the other in Greene County – as part of a partnership with the Shapiro administration

General Assembly

Policy

Shapiro administration will appeal court decision on RGGI

A spokesperson said the governor is open to developing alternatives to the regional carbon-pricing initiative.

Capitol Beat

Politics

Shapiro’s first press club luncheon address: working with a divided legislature, RGGI, school funding and more

The governor said his ‘get stuff done’ attitude helped his administration hit the ground running

Energy

Policy

House panel considers how hydrogen hubs can help meet climate goals

‘Without strong standards, Pennsylvania’s hydrogen hubs will increase carbon emissions and air pollution,’ Rachel Fakhry of the National Resource Defense Council said

Capitol Beat

Policy

Five for Friday: Breaking down the RGGI rulings and what they mean

How this week’s rulings against the greenhouse gas initiative will impact the commonwealth.

News & Politics

Policy

Five For Friday: PA leaders react to Biden’s hydrogen hub announcement

Politicos, policymakers and other parties weigh in on the alternative energy investment

Energy

Policy

With billions in clean energy grants on the way, states get a leg up on applications

To help school districts come up with the rest of the money they’ll need to take advantage of the federal funds, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler is proposing setting aside enough state money to pay half of the cost of solar panels

Policy

Policy

Millions of federal dollars slated for 54 EV charging projects across Pennsylvania

Fifty-four projects in 35 counties selected for $33.8 million in conditional awards for the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

Policy

Policy

PA DEP receives $3M for development of building code training programs

The award will help fund training programs at career and technical schools and community colleges.

Energy

Opinion

Opinion: Hydrogen energy sounds too good to be true – because it is

Although it is touted as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, research shows that it is not the climate change cure-all many have made it out to be.

Energy

Opinion

Opinion: Community solar will create jobs and boost PA's economy

Lawmakers in the General Assembly should act on community solar legislation.

Energy

Personality

Tim Ryan talks natural gas policy and the need for ‘radical pragmatism’

The former presidential candidate and current co-chair of the Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future leadership council spoke with City & State during a recent visit to Pittsburgh.

Environment

Policy

Report: Pennsylvania ranked fourth nationally in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

The southwestern region of the state accounts for nearly half of the commonwealth’s pollution

Capitol Beat

Policy

Wolf signs $2 billion tax credit package that boosts natural gas industry

The bill was negotiated behind closed doors and drew ire from both sides of the aisle.

Business

Policy

Legal challenges to RGGI are keeping millions in carbon allowances from flowing to Pennsylvania

According to a September report, the third carbon-allowance auction of 2022 generated more than $301 million in revenue for reinvestment.

News & Politics

Politics

John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz appear to be at odds over Inflation Reduction Act

Democrats’ climate and inflation reduction package draws a mixed response from Senate hopefuls.

Opinion

Opinion

Poor energy policy is hurting Americans

In an op-ed, Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons argues for the expansion of oil and gas production in Pennsylvania.

Environment

Policy

Pennsylvania set to publish final carbon pricing regulation

The commonwealth would become the first major fossil fuel-producing state to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.