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 created the Center of Excellence for Energy and Climate. The Center focuses on reducing the impacts of traditional energy sources while three focus areas are energy efficiency, alternative energy, and climate change.

 

Energy & Climate

Hydropower Permitting

Current efforts include developing a guidebook for prospective developers, with the hope that this would save time and money for project owners, and more.

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A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls
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A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

Today PEC issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s released of revised rulemaking for natural gas activity. March 9, 2015 A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls: Pennsylvania Releases Revised Natural Gas Regulatory Proposal Pittsburgh,...

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WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh
Press Releases

WPEA Winner Feature: Sustainable Pittsburgh

May 22, 2015

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s four award winners. With the Environmental Charter School, McKean County Conservation District, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association, and Sustainable...

PEC in the News

Drilling Decline in Pennsylvania Hurts Funding for DEP Regulators

May 19, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring additional funding options for its oil and...

Policy Posts

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

John Walliser’s Comments from April 29 DEP Public Hearing

April 29, 2015

On April 29, John Walliser, PEC Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs, delivered the following comments at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s public hearing on advance notice of final rulemaking: environmental protection performance standards at oil and gas...

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls

March 9, 2015

Today PEC issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s released of revised rulemaking for natural gas activity. March 9, 2015 A Positive Step Forward for Much Needed Controls: Pennsylvania Releases Revised Natural Gas Regulatory Proposal Pittsburgh,...

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

March 4, 2015

PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell shares his thoughts on Tom Wolf’s first budget address as Governor of Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf has presented his first budget address. By all accounts, it has given just about everyone something to talk...