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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New Study: PA colleges and universities get high marks for renewable energy

[Pittsburgh, PA] -- The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a new report today comparing Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to similar institutions across the nation in key energy sustainability metrics.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

PITTSBURGH -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

News Release | PennEnvironment

NEW REPORT: Plastic “Chemical Recycling” Means More Pollution for Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA— Amid a growing recognition of the crisis of plastic pollution, industry has touted a process marketed as “chemical” or "advanced" recycling—which claims to break plastic down into its component molecules to be made into new plastic—as a solution to the plastic crisis. 

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment launches new campaign calling for solar homes in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA -- As the Pennsylvania general assembly stalls action on much-needed solar policies and attempts to repeal existing clean energy initiatives, PennEnvironment is calling on local officials to take the reins and pass local policies to help promote clean solar energy and reduce climate pollution.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

PA cities lag behind other major U.S cities in solar power, new report reveals

[Philadelphia, PA] - Pennsylvania’s largest cities lagged behind other U.S. cities in installing solar power in the last year. Pittsburgh ranked 46th and Philadelphia ranked 50th nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

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