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Category: Energy & Climate

Allegheny College wins environmental award

June 25, 2020The Meadville Tribune

Allegheny College is a winner of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award for a 13-year program to achieve carbon neutrality, becoming only the eighth college in the U.S. to realize this goal. The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards are presented annually...

PA Legislators Call for Strong Methane Rules

September 18, 2019Public News Service

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State senators and representatives from both major parties joined environmental groups in Harrisburg on Tuesday in urging Gov. Tom Wolf to move immediately on new rules to cut methane emissions in the Commonwealth. Methane is a powerful...

New Jersey to Price Carbon Emissions from Electricity Generation

June 26, 2019Planetizen

First-term Gov. Phil Murphy (D) “announced Monday that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally adopted two rules that will allow the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)”, reports HJ Mai for Utility Dive on June 18. The membership takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, when New...

Pennsylvania and the nation need nuclear power | Opinion

April 29, 2019Lehigh Valley Live

By Tom Ridge Pennsylvania and the nation need diverse energy resources to ensure our national security and global competitiveness’ and to maintain our leadership role around the world. As a former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. secretary of homeland security, I...

Tom Ridge: Nuclear power must be supported

April 3, 2019Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania and the nation need diverse energy resources to ensure our national security and global competitiveness and to maintain our leadership role around the world. As a former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. secretary of homeland security, I have come to...

New Jersey looks to rejoin RGGI to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

January 25, 2019WHYY

Seven and a half years ago, then-Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of a regional cap-and-trade effort to lower greenhouse-gas emissions. On Friday, state environmental regulators will hear the public’s views on two proposals that would allow New Jersey...