Pennsylvania House Committee Moves RGGI Bill Closer to Full Vote

This article was written in response to Pennsylvania's house and senate attempting to pass legislation that would only allow the state to join RGGI with their approval. RGGI is a cap and trade program with 11 New England and Mid-Atlantic States...Read more

Comcast Expands Internet Essentials to Federal Pell Grant Recipients and Pledges $15M to Get Even More Americans Connected

Comcast's Internet Essentials Program will now expand eligibility to Federal Pell Grants recipients. The Internet Essentials is a broad far reaching program designed to help qualifying residents get internet access in various ways. They offer a $9.95 per month internet plan (which can...Read more


This article discusses what Philadelphia is expected to receive from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The state of Pennsylvania is expected to receive roughly $11.3 billion in highway formula funding over the next five years alongside $1.6 billion for bridge replacement and repairs...Read more

Fuel storage tank catches fire at former PES refinery site in South Philly owned by Hilco

This article discusses a fire that occured at a former PES refinery in South Philly owned by Hilco. I recall hearing about this at the time, but we did not discuss it. What occures when energy infastructres break down is not something we have discussed at length much. As much of the city is...Read more

Climate rhetoric: What’s an energy trilemma?

This article talks about what the energy trilemma isRead more

Comcast is hiking TV and internet prices in 2021

According to a price listing posted on Reddit, Comcast's internet and phone services will be recieving a price hike starting on January 1st, 2021. Since my focus is on the digital divice, I won't be focusing on the TV price increase.

"The Xfinity Home Security and Plus services will cost...Read more

Spring-Winter 2020 Survey Changelog

This is a list of changes made from the Spring 2020 Energy Rights Survey to the Winter 2020 Energy Rights Survey. Each bullet indicated a question and the kind of change made is bolded...Read more

PECO unveils Small Business Gas Grant Program

A new program, titled the Small Business Gas Grant Program, has been unveiled by PECO and offers up to $500 to small businesses towards their gas bill. According to PECO, the grants are on a first come, first serve basis and any company under 25 employees can apply. According to the...Read more

Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds

Internet access in rural Pennsylvania is critically lacking, as I have shown in past artifacts posted here. The rural urban divide in internet access and speeds in Pennsylvania may be the most extreme in the country, with some parts of Pennsylvania not being able to even stream videos.,
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PA Senate Democrats Joined House Democrats for Net Neutrality Policy Hearing

State Senator Amanda Cappelletti (D) and state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D) held virtual meeting on net neutrality and equitable access to internet in Pennsylvania.

“Internet access has become a necessity. However, Pennsylvania’s technological infrastructure and internet standards are behind...Read more


“Bamboo, the perfect biomass grass, grows naturally across Africa and presents a viable, cleaner and sustainable alternative to wood fuel,” said Michael Kwaku, Country Director for INBAR Ghana. “Without such an alternative, wood charcoal will remain the primary household energy...Read more

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