Climate Change

Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world

This artifact provides a detailed and illustrative account of the effects we are witnessing and will continue to witness with the earth's temperature increase. By clicking the link provided in the source box you may have access to the full-featured interactive graphics that show: changes in 5-...Read more

Philly is ready to start fighting climate change again

As President-Elect Biden stated, there is a pontential for the US to re-enter the Paris Agreement for climate change goals to be achieved by 2050. Philadelphia had continued to follow the climate provisions thanks to Mayor Kenney's commitment even despite President Trump's withdrawal from the...Read more

Do you think climate change is impacting Philly?

Other than the normal - like I said the normal changes in the environment, or in climate, and the changes in utilities and things of that nature, which has a big impact. I don't know, I'm trying to figure out what they could do to be more efficient in terms of providing clean energy to us...Read more

Power companies urge Biden to implement policies to cut emissions 80% by 2030

This article reports on a letter signed by thirteen electricity companies that urges the Biden administration to adopt clean energy standards. Specifically, they want to "ensure the electricity industry cuts carbon emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2030." The letter did not mention Biden'...Read more

Groups urge bigger targets, more equity as RGGI states consider changes

This article describes the current review of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which participating states undertake every few years. The current review will take place throughout 2022, with new rules set in the fall. The article highlights calls from environmental advocates to set more...Read more

Pa. stymies Philadelphia green-energy plan to add biogas to PGW’s fuel

PGW's proposed green energy pilot, which would add Renewable Natural Gas produced from landfills or farm waste into it's natural gas mix, was rejected by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, stating that the pilot would violate state law that requires state-regulated utilities to procure...Read more

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