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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New study shows successful policies for reducing single-use plastic waste by holding producers responsible

[Philadelphia] -- The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a new report today highlighting the promising new policy trend known as producer responsibility, which works to keep product-makers--not individuals and taxpayers--responsible for the waste their products create. 

News Release | PennEnvironment

New report shows Pennsylvania lags behind in renewable energy development, despite nationwide growth

[Philadelphia] - Pennsylvania ranks 35th in the nation for percentage of solar and wind in the state’s electricity mix and 22nd for growth in solar energy production since 2010, according to a new report released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. The study, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. While Pennsylvania has seen solar power grow 7-fold and wind power double since 2010, that pales in comparison to the 30-fold growth in solar and tripling in wind power seen nationwide. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Procter & Gamble shareholders do right by voting to address impacts on forests

“Shareholders used their power to stand up for our natural world and sent a clear message to Procter & Gamble’s leadership that the boreal forest is simply too important to be turned into tissue paper."

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

PennEnvironment statement on county controller’s audit of ACHD’s Air Program: Progress has been made, but continued effort needed

PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner released a new audit Tuesday of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Air Quality program. The report found encouraging progress at ACHD, specifically in addressing the chronic problem of expired or unissued Clean Air Act permits, but stated that ACHD “continued to fall short of full compliance with its obligations under federal law."

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center's webinar brings national RGGI experts together to inform local residents

[Philadelphia, PA] -- With Pennsylvania poised to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), one of the largest and most successful programs for tackling climate pollution in the nation, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center hosted a virtual panel Wednesday night for local residents to educate them about RGGI, its successes, and why Pennsylvania would benefit from joining the initiative. 

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