Energy & Climate

Foreign oil. Soaring costs. Global warming. Pennsylvania emits one percent of the world’s greenhouse gases – more than 105 developing nations combined. Clearly we need better energy efficiency, more renewable energy and improved technologies.

Recognizing both the risks and opportunities these critical issues present, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council focuses on reducing the impacts of traditional energy sources with its three focus areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, and climate change.


Energy & Climate

Deep Decarbonization

Emerging thinking is focusing on the idea of deep decarbonization - a pathway to the end goal of eliminating carbon emissions altogether.

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New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania

June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2017 Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Energy and Climate Program Manager Phone: 412-481-9400 Email:   New Report Shows Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pennsylvania  Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today released a white paper, Achieving...

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PEC Supports HB 1446

July 13, 2017

PEC has sent the following letter to Representative Quinn, the primary sponsor of HB 1446, expressing our support of this important legislation and suggesting a few areas of improvement. July 13, 2017 Honorable Marguerite Quinn Pennsylvania House of Representatives 141...

PEC Comments on HB1563, HB1564, HB165, HB1566

June 29, 2017

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent the following communication to Representative Reese, the primary sponsor of House Bills 1563-1566. June 26, 2017 Dear Representative Reese, On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, we are writing to share our thoughts regarding HB...

PEC Letter to House ER&E Committee on Mining Bills

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 To: Members of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee From: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Consideration of Senate Bill 624 (P.N. 697) and House Bill 1333 (P.N. 1652) Dear Representatives: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) urges you...