Policy

Category: Energy & Climate

PEC Commends Legislation that Invests in PA’s Energy Present and Future

June 14, 2021

Today Senator Carolyn Comitta and Representative Dianne Herrin, accompanied by Governor Wolf, announced companion legislation (Senate Bill 15 and House Bill 1565) that directs proceeds from Pennsylvania’s pending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to a suite of initiatives...

PEC Letter on House Bill 637

June 9, 2021

PEC joined the Environmental Defense Fund in opposing legislation aimed at blocking Pennsylvania from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. House Bill 637 would actually prevent the Department of Environmental Protection from advancing any proposed policy to control carbon dioxide...

PEC Letter on Senate Bill 119

April 27, 2021

PEC and the Environmental Defense Fund submitted the following letter to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today in opposition to Senate Bill 119. As with legislation last session, this bill would hamper the state’s ability to link with...

PEC and EDF Comments on CO2 Budget Trading Program

January 20, 2021

PEC submitted the following comments in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in support of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rulemaking to have Pennsylvania link to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  

PEC Applauds Veto of Senate Bill 790

November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020 Today Governor Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 790 — a bill the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) opposed due to its weakening of environmental and public health protections for conventional oil and gas operations. Most notably, Sb790 would have:...

Report: Renewable Energy in Southwestern Pennsylvania

July 30, 2020

In 2017, PEC convened a dialogue on opportunities and challenges inherent in decarbonization of our state’s electric generation sector. That event spurred a number of issue-focused examinations of different policies and technologies including carbon pricing, grid modernization, carbon capture, and...

PEC and EDF Comment on Proposed Methane Rulemaking

July 30, 2020

  In partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), PEC submitted the attached comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on their proposed rulemaking to control emissions of VOCs and Methane from existing natural gas operations and equipment. Reducing...

PEC Praises Introduction of Energy Transition Act

PEC Praises Introduction of Energy Transition Act

July 30, 2020

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation – Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Senator Jay Costa (Allegheny County) – that would both direct the state to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in the electric generation sector...

Why PEC Opposes House Bill 2025

Why PEC Opposes House Bill 2025

July 6, 2020

This week the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is poised to vote on House Bill 2025 (P.N. 2926), which mandates that any proposed rulemaking by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to address carbon dioxide emissions be affirmatively approved by the...

PEC Opposes HB 2025

June 8, 2020

PEC sent the following communication today to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on House Bill 2025, which will be considered by the Committee on June 9, 2020.