Pennsylvania Utility Commission Emergency Order

The order begins by giving some background. On March 6th, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf ordered an emergency declaration set to be active up to 90 days unless renewed. Then, on March 11th, 2020, The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

The declaration then goes on to state:...Read more

Pa. governor pushes back RGGI proposal deadline to September

This is a piece that is part of my RGGI PECE essay. In it, the author discusses governor Wolf delaying the deadline for a proposal to join RGGI from June to SeptemberRead more

Comcast Delaying Plan To Charge Heavy Internet Users More Money Following Complaints

In response to complaints, Comcast announced that they will be delaying their fee increase to heavy internet users until July. This increase would affect those using 1.2 terabytes a month, the exact price of the increase has yet to be determined. A spokesperson for comast stated "To that end, we...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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PUC Prohibits Utility Terminations, Consistent with Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

On March 13th, 2020, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission put out this press release which informed readers that Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and...Read more

Philly’s first ‘green bank’ will connect clean energy projects to capital

This article opens with a startling fact I was unaware of. Thanks to the many trees and nature restoration projects in higher income areas, there can be a 22-degree temperature difference between high income and low income parts of the city. The Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. (PGCC) is...Read more

New survey designed to see just how connected Philadelphia actually is

This article describes a survey the city of Philadelphia is plannnig to condut on conjunction with Wilco Electronic Systems. The survey is planned to be a phone survey of 2,500 people.

John Horrigan, former research director of the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications...Read more

World Energy Trilemma Index

World Trilemma Index website is listed hereRead more

In Contentious Vote, Pennsylvania Takes Formal Step towards Joining Regional Cap and Trade Market

This is about a vote made that will move Pennsylvania from joining RGGIRead more

Senate Moves New Bill to Keep Pa. out of RGGI without General Assembly’s OK

This article is about a bill attempting to prevent Pennsylvania from joining RGGI without the house's vote.Read more

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


“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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