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StateImpact PA: Struggling nuclear industry turns to Harrisburg for help

April 5, 2017StateImpact Pennsylvania

Amid slowing demand for electricity and a glut of cheap natural gas, the nuclear power industry is having a hard time competing. Last year Exelon’s Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg didn’t clear an auction for the future sale of...

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Downtown conference envisions deep carbon cuts

March 14, 2017Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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...

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Is deep decarbonization the key to solving Pennsylvania’s air pollution?

March 9, 2017NEXT Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh will become the center of a critical climate change debate when the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosts its upcoming event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Various speakers and experts will gather for Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths...

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Making Pennsylvania a Model for Deep Decarbonization

January 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2017 Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   Making Pennsylvania a Model for Deep Decarbonization Climate Conference Brings Top Researchers & Experts to Pittsburgh in March Pittsburgh– National speakers and Pennsylvania-based...

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Environmentalists recognized at annual Evening for NEPA’s Environment

October 20, 2016Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE —To Janet Sweeney, the Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment on Thursday night was the culmination of a year’s worth of work of protecting our environment, promoting the natural assets of the region and, with the aid of her associates,...

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Bill Proposes New Path for Updating Pa. Building Codes

September 20, 2016Power Source

Pennsylvania’s new update to its plan for addressing climate change endorses the seemingly inoffensive idea that the state should adopt current building energy codes — those guides that establish the minimum energy conservation standards that new and renovated homes, and...

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations
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Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Now Accepting Reservations

September 9, 2016

The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) invite you to attend the...

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Bill Would Raise Shale Well Site Bonds

August 30, 2016Power Source

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today ran an important article on the adequacy of bonding for oil and gas operations, prompted by recent legislation (HB2277) that would increase bonding requirements on operators. PEC is quoted at the end of the article, and we’d like...

PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”
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PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus”

August 18, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 18, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8Video can’t be loaded: “Environmental Focus” Episode 12: Examining Pennsylvania’s Priorities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWTKUd9-Y8) Pittsburgh – The environmental priorities facing Pennsylvania and state regulators are the subject of discussion in...

Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced
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Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment Honorees Announced

August 12, 2016

NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental Partners SAVE THE DATE for the – “26th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” The dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Luzerne — The Northeast Environmental...

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Pennsylvania Studying Feasibility of Three Hydro Projects at State Parks

August 10, 2016HydroWorld.com

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council received a $20,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to complete feasibility assessments for three potential hydro projects in state parks in western Pennsylvania. Two of the projects would integrate hydroelectric generation equipment...