SEPTA to purchase solar power from Franklin County project

SEPTA to purchase solar power from Franklin County project

While Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tries to negotiate a greener future for Pennsylvania, some major names have already committed to using more renewable energy. Among them, SEPTA recently agreed to purchase a portion of their expected electricity needs from two solar farm in Franklin County.
 
The state’s largest regional mass transit operator announced in July their plan to purchase from the farms, which will be owned and operated by Lightsource BP. The farms will exclusively produce electricity for SEPTA with a rate locked in for 20 years.
Monday, October 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

As international climate rallies take place across the globe, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held a hearing to learn more about the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat climate change. 

The hearing offered a glimpse into the future of climate-related policy in the General Assembly, which would have to appease both Democrats and Republicans before making it to the Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. 
Friday, September 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

U.S. Rep. Doyle raises alarm for action on climate change legislation in Pittsburgh town hall

In Soldiers and Sailors on Wednesday night, US Rep. Mike Doyle gathered residents and environmental experts to discuss climate change and its impact on the commonwealth.

After two hours of questions and urgent warnings, the theme was clear: the world is running out of time to mitigate the threat climate change poses to survival. Starting off the night’s discussion Doyle doubled down on the science behind climate change.
Friday, August 16, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Wolf, Midwest governors seek increased attention on Great Lakes environmental quality

Wolf, Midwest governors seek increased attention on Great Lakes environmental quality

A group of four Democratic governors, including Gov. Tom Wolf, called Monday on the party’s presidential nominees to give greater attention to the environmental state of the Great Lakes.

The proposed Great Lakes 2020 Presidential Agenda was released by Wolf and Governors JB Pritzer of Illinois, Gretchen Witmer of Michigan, Tim Walz of Minnesota and Tony Evers of Wisconsin in an effort to boost the issue’s visibility ahead of the next round of primary debates, set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Let’s get fiscal: 4 highlights from the 2019-2020 Fiscal Code bill

Let’s get fiscal: 4 highlights from the 2019-2020 Fiscal Code bill

A wide-ranging Fiscal Code bill was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk Thursday, bringing the 2019-2020 budget one step closer to enactment.

The legislation, which helps outline specifics of the annual spending plan, passed the House and the Senate on Thursday, setting in place procedures that could affect environmental policy, energy costs, and the state’s preparedness for emergencies.
Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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