Deep Decarbonization Conference Will Go Forward

Though we anticipate weather-related difficulties may prevent some from attending, PEC's "Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future" will still be held on March 15-16 in Pittsburgh.

We are looking into videoconferencing options to accommodate those who are unable to make it in person. We will continue posting updates here and at pec-climate.org as plans evolve.

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Pennsylvania Legacies #29: Watershed Voices

March 10, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #29: Watershed Voices

Watershed groups from across the Commonwealth were represented at this week's Watershed Connections conference in State College. Davitt Woodwell spoke with some of them for this week's show. ...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

March 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon

  Most people in Philadelphia know Wissahickon Creek as a bucolic setting for outdoor recreation, easily accessed via the city's Fairmount Park. But the real story of the Wissahickon begins 23 miles upstream in M...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #27: Growing a Sustainable Future

February 24, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #27: Growing a Sustainable Future

The campus of Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory is home to some of the world's greenest buildings -- in more ways than one. We learn about Phipps's 124-year evolution from public botanical gardens to R&D lab for sustainable building and design. Plus: your monthly update on bald eagl...

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An Update From the Watersheds Program

February 16, 2017
An Update From the Watersheds Program

PEC’s watersheds team has had a very busy fall and winter, working on a variety of projects including the initiation of Phase II planning for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), facilitating best practices workshops for members of the International Facilities Management Association (IF...

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Watersheds

Pennsylvania Legacies #26: Black History is Conservation History

February 17, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #26: Black History is Conservation History

The history of Pennsylvania's public lands is closely intertwined with African American history. Before they were state parks and forests, many of these areas were crisscrossed with Underground Railroad routes, and dotted with abolitionist strongholds and communities of freed slaves. This month, the...

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Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

February 11, 2017
Pennsylvania Legacies #25: DEP in Triage Mode

Governor Tom Wolf's 2017-2018 budget includes no substantial funding increase for the Department of Environmental Protection, an agency that's been understaffed for more than a decade. As budget season gets underway, we look to former DEP Secretary David Hess for context. ...

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Policy

PA Senate Bill Could Unlock Energy Potential in Commercial Buildings

February 6, 2017

  In recent weeks, announcements from the federal level have deflated the spirits of many environmentalists and climate advocates. And while it may seem that many in power are against the efforts of those of us who work in climate protection and clean energy, ever the optimist, I’d like to...

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Nuclear Energy and Decarbonization of the Energy Sector

February 2, 2017

Note: this post is part of a series highlighting PEC's upcoming conference, Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania's Energy Future, March 15-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention center in downtown Pittsburgh. This piece was contributed by guest blogger Mike Ford of Carnegie ...

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Energy & Climate
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Conservation Through Cooperation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education, and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities, and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

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