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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Inside News and Policy

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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Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners
Press Releases

Four Area Programs Announced as Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Winners

April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Contact: Sally Tarhi Pennsylvania Environmental Council (412) 481-9400 WPEA@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Four environmental conservation and education programs from throughout Western Pennsylvania will share $20,000 from Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for innovation...

Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards
Press Releases

Call for Nominations: Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

March 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION (March 26, 2015) FOR EDITORIAL COMMENT, PLEASE CONTACT Angela Vitkoski at 570-718-6507 The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “25th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment,” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership...

Policy Posts

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...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Policy Priorities for 2015

January 23, 2015

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor and the focus in Harrisburg can now move past campaigns and ceremony to the difficult task at hand: governing a state with a projected $2.3 billion deficit. Tough questions and...