PEC in the News

Pedal Power: Groups Look to Build on Millions of Dollars That Bike Trails Bring

September 21, 2016Tribune-Democrat

Members of environmental groups, nonprofits and state agencies, among others, gathered Tuesday at the Morguen Toole Company bed-and-breakfast in Meyersdale to learn how to support trail development in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and...

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...

Editorial: Work to Expand Pa.’s Hydro Power

September 1, 2016Pocono Record

What do Promised Land, Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Hickory Run, Beltzville, Nescopeck and Ricketts Glan have in common? These state parks in Monroe County or nearby northeastern Pennsylvania are all potential sources of hydropower. Energy experts say Pennsylvania has great potential to...

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...

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...

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

University of Scranton Extreme Physiology at Pecks Pond

August 1, 2016WNEP 16

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition

August 1, 2016Scranton Times-Tribune

Through a collaboration with the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the University of Scranton offered an “Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition” course this summer, challenging students to learn about fitness and the area’s natural resources while traversing the region’s trails...

Energy Issues: In and Out of the Pa. Budget

July 19, 2016Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania’s fiscal year budget package creates a new tax credit for power plants that clean up and burn refuse coal piles; clarifies the state’s oil and gas conservation law and shifts funding for green buildings toward natural gas infrastructure development...

State Must Ensure Safe End for Coal

July 19, 2016The Times-Tribune

Construction of several gas-fueled power plants in Northeast Pennsylvania demonstrates the extent to which market conditions have hastened the demise of the coal industry. Gas produced more electricity than coal for the first time in 2015, a trend that is...