Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Martha Danly

Martha Danly

Policy Memo: In Support of Pennsylvania Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf proposed (RGGI) legislation in the fall 2019 legislative season. By voting to join RGGI, Pennsylvania can reduce electricity rates, improve the state and regional economy, and make the state a leader in the global effort to combat climate change.

Pennsylvania Articles

Think of the power you could set free (affordably)!

(Courtesy Governor Phil Murphy's Flickr account.) A new capacity market framework for PJM could make offshore wind from this segment of New Jersey more competitive more quickly. 

Policy Memo: Federal Support on Capacity Can Boost Regional Wind Goals

Now, to advance the buildout of renewable energy, FERC should set a process and timeframe for adopting a new market structure. That structure should be adaptable and transparent, advance state offshore wind policy goals, meet consumer clean energy and equity goals, and maintain reliability.
What isn't in these numbers?

Delivering clean energy should mean delivering equitable health effects, says a researcher. 

Policy Memo: An Environmental Justice Analysis Can Accelerate Carbon Progress in Pennsylvania

The case for joining the , which Pennsylvania's governor embraced in 2019, asserts that trading carbon credits can marshal market discipline to achieve policy goals for broad decarbonization. In this example from the policy-memo segment of our online Financing and Deploying Clean Energy program, our writer argues...
Solar panels in Ohio

Rooftop solar at Ohio's Wayne National Forest / Wayne National Forest / CC BY 2.0

What’s Next for Renewable Energy in Ohio?

In July, the state of Ohio passed its HB 6 energy bill, which authorizes $300 million in annual surcharges on utility ratepayers, primarily to fund four struggling coal and nuclear power plants. The bill also scales back the state’s clean energy targets. Now that HB 6 has been signed into...
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Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.

Pennsylvania Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 4.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 6.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
51 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
36 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Pennsylvania support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 8,616,681 of 10,115,851 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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