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

Johnstown Thermal Energy Project

PEC established a project team to explore potential use of polluted mine water for a closed-loop geothermal system to produce heating and cooling for customers.

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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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What’s New

PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference
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PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

July 24, 2015

Contacts: Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO John Walliser, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs Date: June 23, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jwalliser@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will...

PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania
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PEC Continues its Clean Up Work in Northeast Pennsylvania

July 22, 2015By: Janet Sweeney

Statistics from this spring’s illegal dumpsite clean ups in Susquehanna and Wayne counties have been tabulated and the numbers are quite impressive! Palmira Miller, program coordinator in PEC’s Northeast office, certainly had a busy season organizing and cleaning up illegal dumpsites...

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Pa. Gas Pipeline Group Gets to Work

July 22, 2015Trib Total Media

A group of government, industry and environmental leaders has four months to write the first draft of recommendations on how to streamline natural gas pipeline development in Pennsylvania so that it boosts business without ruining land and water. “Our challenge...

Policy Posts

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922)

July 13, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Concerns with Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to express our concerns with Senate Bill...

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

PEC Presents Objections to Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137)

June 30, 2015

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, we are asking members of the Pennsylvania Senate to remove rulemaking prohibition language in Senate Bill 655 (P.N. 1137) relating to conventional oil and gas operations. This prohibition does not belong in the...