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Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future

    PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference: Case Study

    Jae Edmonds from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leads a case study discussion during PEC’s Deep Decarbonization Conference on the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization.

    PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference: Setting the Stage

    PEC President Davitt Woodwell along with Neil Donahue and Granger Morgan from Carnegie Mellon University set the stage for the first day of the PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference.

    PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference: Lunchtime Keynote

    David Titley from Pennsylvania State University discusses Climate Change and National Security during PEC’s Deep Decarbonizaiton Conference Lunchtime Keynote segment.

    PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference: Renewable Energy

    Mark Alan Hughes from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy moderates the discussion between Jesse Jenkins from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Eric Gimon from Energy Innovation, and Steve Brick from the Clean Air Task Force on the potential and limitations of renewable energy.

    PEC Deep Decarbonization Conference: Energy Efficiency

    Sonny Popowski, former Consumer Advocate of Kleinman Energy for Policy Advisory Board moderates the discussion between Inês Azevedo from Carnegie Mellon University, Matt Jungclaus from Rocky Mountain Institute and Sebastien Houde from the University of Maryland on the topic: Redefining Energy Efficiency for Deep Decarbonization.

Recognizing Leadership

    2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Allegheny Outfitters

    Reducing the impacts of increased tourism in the Allegheny National Forest is the aim of a public education and cleanup program led by Allegheny Outfitters.

    2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Edinboro Lake Watershed Association

    Stormwater runoff is being captured before it can contaminate the Lake Erie watershed… and the solution is also an environmental education classroom for local students.

    2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Laurel Highlands Trail Shelter Restoration Project

    Forty Adirondack shelters were photographed, disassembled, cleaned, repaired, and restored for many more years of use.

    2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Casselman River Watershed Association

    Lime dosing and AMD treatment systems have helped to dramatically improve water quality in one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier waterways.

    2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards: Allegheny County Conservation District

    Contaminated urban soils in Pittsburgh are being identified and remediated through an innovative program at the Allegheny County Conservation District.


    Meet the Volunteers

    It’s a cold and windy Earth Day 2018, but these tree-planting volunteers are smiling.

    Breaking Ground

    Foresters Ben Hardy of DCNR and Cliff Drouet of OSMRE explain how to transform a former mining site back to native forest… and why it’s worth doing.

    A Fresh Start

    Pennsylvania state Senator John Yudichak talks about growing up near the site of PEC’s Earth Day 2017 tree-planting in Pinchot State Forest, and watching its transformation from abandoned mine site to restored native forest.

    Mine Land to Forest Land

    Volunteers plant 8,000 trees in Pinchot State Forest, Luzerne County in celebration of Earth Day 2017.

Trails and Recreation

    Ticket to Ride

    You’ve heard of rails-to-trails… why not rails AND trails? The NEPA Trails Forum takes a ride on the historic Stourbridge Line through the northern Poconos.

    Tunnel Vision

    Celebrating the opening of the Climax Tunnel with Redbank Valley Trails Association President Sandy Mateer.

    Rebel Rebel Float Trip

    What’s the connection between kayaking, the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, and David Bowie?

    The Mon River Towns initiative and Venture Outdoors co-hosted the Rebel Rebel Float Trip on August 6th, 2017. The outing received funding through the Pennsylvania River Sojourn Program administered by the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), an affiliate of PEC.

    2017 International Trails Symposium

    PEC visits the 2017 International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.

    Seventh Annual PEC Environment Ride

    PEC held the Annual Environment Ride in June 2017. Follow PEC staff, donors and riders throughout Pennsylvania and learn about PEC’s former and upcoming trail development initiatives.



    Tireless Efforts

    With help from partners and volunteers, PEC’s Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program tackles a decades-old tire dump in northern Susquehanna County.

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