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This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

This Earth Day, Get Your Hands Dirty

March 20, 2017By: Palmira Miller

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 Chestnut Oak...

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

March 3, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

  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 Montgomery County, where the picture isn’t...

A Primer on Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities

March 2, 2017By: Michael Blackhurst

Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by Michael Blackhurst, PhD of the University of...

It’s More Than Just the Power Sector

February 24, 2017By: Lindsay Baxter

Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by Lindsay Baxter, Program Manager for...

Economizing the Environment

February 17, 2017By: Katrina Kelly

Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC’s upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by guest blogger Katrina M. Kelly of...

An Update From the Watersheds Program

An Update From the Watersheds Program

February 16, 2017By: Susan Myerov

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...

Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

February 11, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-2018 budget includes no substantial funding increase for the Department of Environmental Protection, an agency that’s been understaffed for more than a decade. As budget season gets underway, we look to former DEP Secretary David Hess for...