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

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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Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane
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Pennsylvania Signals Strong Steps on Methane

Yesterday (Jan. 19), Governor Wolf announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be advancing a series of measures to control methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Methane is very much at the forefront of national awareness...

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PEC in the News

EQT Gets Sustainable Shale Certification

April 18, 2016Trib Total Media

A collaborative effort between shale gas producers and nonprofits aimed at encouraging drilling policies that protect land, air and water has issued certifications to its fourth industry partner. Downtown-based EQT Corp. received the Center for Sustainable Shale Development’s approval after...

Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”
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Methane Emissions Featured in April’s “Environmental Focus”

April 14, 2016

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: April 14, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: aoltmanns@pecpa.org   Pittsburgh – Methane emissions, the main component of natural gas and a highly potent greenhouse gas — and their consequences for Pennsylvania in the natural gas age...

Policy Posts

PEC Applauds IRRC Approval of Environmental Protections at Oil and Gas Well Sites

PEC Applauds IRRC Approval of Environmental Protections at Oil and Gas Well Sites

April 21, 2016

Contacts: John Walliser, Davitt Woodwell Date: April 21, 2016 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: jwalliser@pecpa.org; dwoodwell@pecpa.org Pittsburgh – Today the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hailed the Independent Regulatory Review Commission’s (IRRC) approval of proposed regulations to enact long-overdue environmental protection and...