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German expert says Pa. can move to cleaner energy

July 27, 2017The Citizens' Voice

WILKES-BARRE — German energy policy expert Timon Wehnert explained how his country has moved away from coal and fossil fuels toward renewable energy at a panel discussion Thursday night at Wilkes University. The quest for cleaner energy sources will not...

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Expert: Germany can guide Pa. on coal

July 26, 2017Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — In a region where coal was once king, a German researcher on Thursday shared his perspectives on how the European nation’s continuing transition from coal to renewable energy can apply to Pennsylvania and the United States. Timon Wehnart,...

New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania
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New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2017 Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Energy and Climate Program Manager Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: lbaxter@pecpa.org   New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania  Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a white paper, Achieving...

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​Three Mile Island Closure Portends Nuke Energy Battle In Pa.

June 5, 2017Law360

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) — Clean energy advocates are alarmed that Exelon‘s recently announced plans to shutter its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 2019 will boost carbon emissions, and the move could provoke a fight...

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Langerholc Announces Environmental Award for School District

April 28, 2017Gant News

HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) proudly announced that West Branch Area School District in Clearfield County has been selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awardees were recently recognized at an event hosted by the...

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StateImpact PA: Lawmakers mull support for nuclear industry

April 27, 2017StateImpact Pennsylvania

State lawmakers have begun discussing ways to shore up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear power industry, while maintaining a reliable electric grid and low prices for consumers. That was the focus of a meeting Wednesday of the new, bipartisn Nuclear Energy Caucus....

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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...