Today, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Boom in 2013, highlighting strong solar growth across the nation including an 16%increase in Pennsylvania in 2013.
The report, “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution,” shows that electric vehicles could prevent more than a million metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually in the United States by 2025.
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. PennEnvironment enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.
Days after the opening of trout fishing season in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center joined with anglers and businesses to show support for the clean water rule proposed last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). The proposed rule would clarify Clean Water Act protections for a vast network of Pennsylvania waterways that serve as source of drinking water for more than 8 million Pennsylvanians.