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

PEC is working to make permitting of low-impact hydro more efficient, while maintaining important ecosystem and community protections.

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

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...

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WPEA Winner Feature: Green Building Alliance – Pittsburgh 2030 District
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WPEA Winner Feature: Green Building Alliance – Pittsburgh 2030 District

May 12, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will feature each of this year’s five awardees, along with a local group receiving special recognition. The Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance, Crawford County Riparian Restoration Program,...

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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...

Policy Posts

PEC Expresses Concerns with House Bill 1967 as Written

PEC Expresses Concerns with House Bill 1967 as Written

May 20, 2016

To: Members of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Re: Concerns with House Bill 1967 (P.N. 3119) Dear Representatives: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) would like to share our concerns with House Bill 1967 (P.N. 3119), which may soon be...

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...