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Pa. House Republicans call for gas drilling on state lands to end reliance on foreign sources

By Jan Murphy Photo: Jan Murphy

House Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to end the moratorium on natural gas drilling on state lands as part of a multi-pronged agenda for leading Pennsylvania and the United States toward energy independence.


Backlog hampers renewable energy projects, industry group says | Five for the Weekend

By Cassie Miller Photo: Anatoliy-gleb ,

A recent release by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), an association of energy-industry businesses, reported that renewable energy projects across the country – and especially in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio – are getting stuck before they can even get started, costing jobs, money and business opportunities.


Pennsylvania Electricity CO2 Emissions Increased 9.6 Percent

By Laura Legere

Carbon dioxide emissions from Pennsylvania’s electricity generators increased 9.6 percent between 2020 and 2021, a sharp rebound driven by the economic recovery from the depths of the pandemic, according to figures released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Recap of Climate Promises to Action, Green Philly’s Virtual Symposium

By Julie Hancher

Green Philly hosted our second annual virtual sustainability symposium, Climate Promises to Action, on Thursday, February 17th.
Throughout the day, experts discussed the importance of coming together to improve our communities and environment. As Judy Wicks talked about the importance of working together, riding the urban and rural divide, and Terrill Haigler talked about communities coming together to better their neighborhoods, the fight against climate is a group effort.


Majority of Philadelphians with flood insurance to see rates increase

By Taylor Allen

More than 70% of Philadelphians with flood insurance can expect to see their rates increase after the Federal Emergency Management Agency changed the way it prices the coverage this month.


New public hearings, environmental study sought in lawsuit over Erie’s Bayfront Parkway

By Kevin Flowers

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have claimed there was significant public input and adequate environmental study regarding the $100 million plan for improvements to the Bayfront Parkway.


Meet the climate candidate running for Pa.’s sought-after U.S. Senate seat

By Special To The Capital Star Photo: Friends of Eric Orts

This University of Pennsylvania professor is running for U.S. Senate with one major campaign focus: climate change.


Local fight against power lines shows tensions coming with push toward clean energy future

By Rachel MCDevitt Photo: Rachel MCDevitt , State Impact Pennsylvania

Barron Shaw’s family has been selling fruit from its orchard that spans the Pennsylvania-Maryland border for more than a century.


Rep. Mike Doyle proposes bill to boost solar-energy manufacturing in America

By Jason Phox

To promote the Country’s progress towards renewable energy, Pittsburgh’s U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) announced on Sept. 27 the introduction of the Solar Supply Chain Act, which invests in making the nation a large manufacturer of solar components. Doyle said in a statement on Sept. 27 that the proposed legislation could help create over 1 million jobs in America and also help the country become a sizeable solar manufacturer to compete against China, which makes up 80% of the world’s solar manufacturing supply chain.


Updated climate plan predicts steamy Pennsylvania future without action

By Christen Smith

Residents in the southern half of Pennsylvania could spend up to 103 days each year living with temperatures that exceed 90 degrees by 2100, according to the state’s updated Climate Action Plan.