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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 Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, 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 for running participation through another set of metrics. Gauging how a cap-and-trade scheme affects environmental justice can complicate- and enrich- analysis.
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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 law, what changes will it bring for stakeholders in the industry?
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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.
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Commentary

5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all.

Pennsylvania Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.00 / 8
Utilities:
Score 4.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 5.50 / 10
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
82%

of people in Pennsylvania support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2019.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 8,297,717 of 10,079,709 adults)

last updated 7/01/2020

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