PEC in the News

PA Environmental Excellence Award winners announced

March 26, 2017Grove City Allied News

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced this week that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public...

West Branch wins award for biomass heating project

March 23, 2017Clearfield Progress

ALLPORT — The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service...

Allegheny is River of the Year in Pennsylvania

March 18, 2017Bradford Era

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania — and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River — the Allegheny River is the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year. The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers invited the...

Rehearing on mixed-use ordinance in Upper Dublin clarified

March 17, 2017Ambler Gazette

UPPER DUBLIN >> A resolution to support construction of 500 miles of circuit trails in the region by 2025 was approved by the township board of commissioners Tuesday night — the only action item on the agenda. The Pennsylvania Environmental...

Climate conference to bring top energy experts to Pittsburgh

March 14, 2017Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Energy experts from academic institutions, think tanks and governmental organizations will convene Wednesday in Pittsburgh for a conference aimed at steering discussions to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. That bar is far higher than the Environmental...

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...

Blawnox working to become part of Heritage Trail

March 13, 2017Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Blawnox council is making strides to bring a walking trail to the municipality. Courtney Mahronich, director of trail development for Friends of the Riverfront, is working with council to extend the Three Rivers Heritage Trail through Blawnox. Friends of the...

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...

Freeport to look at stadium use

January 24, 2017Valley News Dispatch

Freeport Borough could be deciding the future of venerable Swartz Memorial Stadium over the next few months. The borough will be receiving a $90,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with Freeport kicking in $20,000 as...