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

Low-impact hydropower projects

PEC is working with a local landowner to explore a potential low-impact project, to experience the permitting and financing processes firsthand.

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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 release 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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Pennsylvania Addresses Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

January 21, 2016Energy Global

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have recommended steps for regulatory action to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, the second largest producer of natural gas...

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

January 20, 2016By: John Walliser

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...

Policy Posts

PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

PEC Supports Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650)

December 15, 2015

To: Members of the House Rules Committee From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Support for Certain Amendments to House Bill 1327 (P.N. 2650) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I urge you to support two amendments to...

PEC Calls on House to Reject Fiscal Code Amendments

PEC Calls on House to Reject Fiscal Code Amendments

December 11, 2015

To: Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Opposition to Fiscal Code Amendments (House Bill 1327, P.N. 2650) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), I am writing to convey...