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Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane

Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane

January 20, 2016By: John Walliser

Yesterday (Jan. 19), Governor Wolf announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be advancing a series of measures to control methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Methane is very much at the forefront of national awareness...

Decarbonizing the Energy Mix is the End Goal

Decarbonizing the Energy Mix is the End Goal

December 14, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review highlighted some of the lessons learned from my recent travels in Germany studying energy policy. I’d like to offer my thanks to the Trib’s David Conti for helping us to open the conversation...

The Budget & Protecting the Public Trust

The Budget & Protecting the Public Trust

December 11, 2015By: Davitt Woodwell

No one will dispute that the now-annual spectacle of the Commonwealth budget reflects poorly on the current state of governance in Harrisburg. What hasn’t been acknowledged enough, however, is the surreptitious use of this spectacle to undermine environmental protections. Over...

PEC Celebrates Green Workplace Achievements

PEC Celebrates Green Workplace Achievements

December 3, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, PEC attended the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge awards celebration. We are thrilled to announce that as a first time competitor, we took third place in the micro non-profit category. We offer our congratulations to the...

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Sends a Postcard From Germany

PEC’s Lindsay Baxter Sends a Postcard From Germany

October 26, 2015By: Lindsay Baxter

*Lindsay Baxter, PEC Program Manager for Energy & Climate, recaps her first week studying energy policy in Germany as part of her three-week McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy through the American Council on Germany.* It’s hard to believe that the first...