Energy & Climate

Energy. It’s more than just Pennsylvania’s legacy. As the 3rd largest energy producer in the U.S., energy remains important to our state’s economy and way of life. But as the 3rd largest emitter of CO2 in the nation, and with abandoned mine lands and damaged streams, we recognize the challenges associated with energy production.

PEC’s Energy and Climate work focuses on achieving deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, advancing a clean energy economy in the state, and reducing the impacts of historic and present energy extraction.


Energy & Climate

Deep Decarbonization

Emerging thinking is focusing on the idea of deep decarbonization - a pathway to the end goal of eliminating carbon emissions altogether.

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Inside News and Policy

Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel
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Pennsylvania Legacies #55: Solar Panel

The latest on Pennsylvania’s ongoing state budget battle, and a roundtable discussion with members of DEP’s Solar Future Stakeholders Group.   Links: Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future Pennsylvania Legacies #53: How to Create a Clean Energy Economy

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What’s New

Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy
PEC Blog

Getting to Zero: ZECs and the Future of Nuclear Energy

November 13, 2017By: Rachel Valletta

This post originally appeared in the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy blog on August 31, 2017. 2016 brought the potential for a financial boon in the form of zero emissions credits (ZEC) to a fraction of the nation’s struggling nuclear...

Policy Posts

PEC Supports SB234

October 16, 2017

PEC has submitted the following letter is support of SB234.

PEC Supports HB1782

October 11, 2017

PEC has submitted the following letter in support of HB1782.