Environment

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

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.

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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.

Energy

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

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

Environment

Pennsylvania officials declare ‘Code Red’ air quality alert due to Canada fires

Smoke from wildfires smothered the East Coast on Wednesday, with officials urging residents to limit time outside.

Environment

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

News & Politics

New York legislator’s Twitter hacked after appearance before PA House committee

Anna Kelles’ account was taken over after her testimony to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

News & Politics

DEP to host environmental justice town halls throughout April

The meetings will take place in communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.

Policy

Norfolk Southern has spent millions on lobbying and political donations. Will it pay off?

Lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. are pushing reforms to railroad laws as Norfolk Southern faces scrutiny over recent train derailments.