Deep Decarbonization

PEC's "Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future" was held on March 15-16 in Pittsburgh.

In the weeks ahead we will post information and highlights from the conference here and at pec-climate.org.

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This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

March 20, 2017
This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

Join PEC, the DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as we celebrate Earth Day weekend with a pair of tree-planting events in Eastern Pennsylvania: On April 21st and April 22nd volunteers will plant 7,480 seedlings -- including White Birch, Quaking Aspen and Ches...

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Communities & Landscapes

Pennsylvania Legacies #30: Paths to Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

March 17, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #30: Paths to Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

On March 15 & 16 PEC hosted "Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions," a regional conference devoted to the subject of deep decarbonization. This week's show is the first of several featuring highlights from the sessions and interviews with the speakers. ...

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Energy & Climate

Downtown conference envisions deep carbon cuts

March 14, 2017

Pennsylvania is the nation’s second-largest producer of electricity, with a generation mix heavy in fossil fuels and nuclear power. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will convene a two-day conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, on what it will take to ...

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Energy & Climate

Pennsylvania Legacies #29: Watershed Voices

March 10, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #29: Watershed Voices

Watershed groups from across the Commonwealth were represented at this week's Watershed Connections conference in State College. Davitt Woodwell spoke with some of them for this week's show. ...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

March 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

  Most people in Philadelphia know Wissahickon Creek as a bucolic setting for outdoor recreation, easily accessed via the city's Fairmount Park. But the real story of the Wissahickon begins 23 miles upstream in M...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #27: Growing a Sustainable Future

February 24, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #27: Growing a Sustainable Future

The campus of Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory is home to some of the world's greenest buildings -- in more ways than one. We learn about Phipps's 124-year evolution from public botanical gardens to R&D lab for sustainable building and design. Plus: your monthly update on bald eagl...

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An Update From the Watersheds Program

February 16, 2017
An Update From the Watersheds Program

PEC’s watersheds team has had a very busy fall and winter, working on a variety of projects including the initiation of Phase II planning for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), facilitating best practices workshops for members of the International Facilities Management Association (IF...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #26: Black History is Conservation History

February 17, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #26: Black History is Conservation History

The history of Pennsylvania's public lands is closely intertwined with African American history. Before they were state parks and forests, many of these areas were crisscrossed with Underground Railroad routes, and dotted with abolitionist strongholds and communities of freed slaves. This month, the...

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Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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