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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Avoiding Future Pollution Legacies
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Avoiding Future Pollution Legacies

February 27, 2015By: John Walliser

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week underscored the reality that any boom in natural resource development – including natural gas – ultimately recedes. Too frequently, the end of the boom results in tremendous environmental and financial burdens...

Pa. DEP Starts Second Advisory Board For Conventional Gas, Oil Drilling
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Pa. DEP Starts Second Advisory Board For Conventional Gas, Oil Drilling

February 17, 2015Trib Total Media

A new advisory board focusing on the conventional oil and gas producers often overlooked in the surge of shale gas drilling will examine how best to regulate the legacy wells in Pennsylvania. The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday...

Policy Posts

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...

PEC Statement on Act 175 of 2014

October 23, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Yesterday Governor Corbett signed House Bill 2354 – the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act – into law as Act 175 of 2014. Act 175 grants either chamber of the General Assembly unparalleled authority to veto any...