PEC in the News

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...

Pa. Regulators, Coal Industry Say Money Secure for Mine Cleanup

July 9, 2016Trib Total Media

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has spent more than a decade cleaning up the damage from a half-century of coal mining. “I’m sure there were times that people thought, ‘Let’s forget this site and find a pristine location somewhere else,’ ”...

PEC Comments on Potential Large User Opt-Out From Energy Efficiency Mandates

July 3, 2016Philly.com

Pa. Industrial Power Users Push for Relief From Conservation Mandates Pennsylvania’s large industrial power users are quietly lobbying for an exemption from state energy-efficiency mandates that would save them millions of dollars they now pay to utility-administered conservation plans. The...

Bill Would Open Up State Parks to Private Businesses

June 30, 2016The Allegheny Front

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives rejected a bill that could have paved the way for private water slides, golf courses and even amusement parks within state parks. The bill would have created a system for the Department of...