The artifacts I chose for April are thematically linked to the “just transition” framework, or the framework for transitioning the economy to renewable energy and prioritizing support for affected workers in the transition from emissions-intensive industries, along with communities...Read more
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
In Northern Nevada, a multinational company plans to break ground on a new 1,000-acre lithium mine that would destroy Shoshone and Paiute People sacred land at Thacker Pass in order to extract a central component for electric car batteries. Thacker Pass has deep spirtual significance as...Read more
When Hurrican Ida hit New Orleans, it took out eight major transmission lines delivering electricity to the New Orleans metro area, after Hurricane Laura severely damaged lines last year as well. One resident Jenel Hazlett was fortunate to have solar panels and a battery backup system...Read more
This article highlights the challenges of the transition from natural gas in Philadelphia to renewable energy. Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) — the largest municipal gas utility in the country -- has a pipe network that has expanded over the past 185 years to encompass 6,000 miles of...Read more
In March 2021 President Biden announced a $2 trillion plan to improve the nation's infrastructure and to shift to greener energy over the next 8 years. The infrastructure plan is part one of a two part propsoal to help the United State's economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the...Read more
This artifact discusses the challenges to cooperative solar farms in Pennsylvania.
Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation (CPCDC), a nonprofit that supports local businesses, maintains...Read more
A new report, commissioned by The Heinz Endowment, the Community Foundation the Alleghenies, Policy Matters Ohio, the Keystone Research Center and the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy found that Biden's climate policy could create up to 243,000 jobs annually.
Robert Pollin, a...Read more
Philadelphia officials have streamlined the permitting process for home solar installers in Philadelphia. Installers can apply for an ...Read more
The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp is the green bank affiliate of the Philadelphia Energy Authority that was developed alongside the Philadelphia Energy Campaign. Green banks are nonprofit entities which connect clean energy projects to capital through a variety of financial mechanisms.
"The Philadelphia Energy Authority, in partnership with PECO and the School District of Philadelphia, unveiled a new Solar Training Lab at Frankford High School on Friday as part of a widespread initiative to train young people for careers in solar and clean energy.