Environment

Energy

Reconsidering the reckoning over RGGI

As both sides dig in ever deeper over the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, fault lines and strategies become clearer, even as its future remains up in the air.

Energy

Microgrids bringing maximum impact to PA’s energy landscape

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

Philadelphia

Federal funds are needed for Philly to become our nation’s biggest green city

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

Energy

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

Shapiro administration will appeal court decision on RGGI

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

Environment

Opinion: To save our climate, the fight tor RGGI must continue

Gov. Josh Shapiro must pull out all the stops to preserve this essential tool to fight global warming.

Capitol Beat

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

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

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

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

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

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Energy

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

Transportation

Fetterman and Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system

The railroad said in March it would join the system but hasn’t yet done so

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

News & Politics

Understanding public-private partnerships in Pennsylvania

How P3s are used to improve transportation infrastructure in the commonwealth.

News & Politics

Lawmakers renew calls for rail safety reforms after state’s latest train derailment

The accident has intensified the attention of state and federal officials.

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: 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.