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“I am pleased to host the House Democratic Policy Committee in Millvale to talk about the positive impacts community-led...
07/27/2021

“I am pleased to host the House Democratic Policy Committee in Millvale to talk about the positive impacts community-led initiatives on solar and renewable energy can have on our state. Our tour of the Millvale Food and Energy Hub will drive important legislation to help make Pennsylvania a cleaner, greener place to live, work, and play.”

Thank you Rep. Sara Innamorato for hosting the PA House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at how communities like Millvale have crafted sustainable solutions that could act as models for the rest of the state!

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board voted 15-4 to adopt the fin...
07/13/2021
RGGI

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board voted 15-4 to adopt the final rulemaking for the CO2 Budget Trading Program.

This is one of the last regulatory steps for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a partnership between Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states designed to cap and reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel fired power plants.

Pennsylvania currently has the fifth leading CO2 emitting electricity generation sector in the United States, and RGGI is a significant component in achieving Pennsylvania’s goals to reduce net GHG emissions from 2005 levels by 26% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.

Joining RGGI would allow Pennsylvania to:

📉Reduce climate pollution from carbon emissions by a massive 188 million tons by 2030.
💵 Invest in improving the livelihoods and economic vitality of countless Pennsylvanians.

You can read more about the benefits of RGGI below ⬇️

​The Department will be presenting the details of the final-form CO2 Budget Trading Program regulation (RGGI) at the next Environmental Quality Board (EQB) meeting on July 13, 2021. The presentation will be accompanied by a number of documents, linked below, including the Executive Summary, Annex ...

“Communities and states across PJM’s 13-state region are calling for a rapid transition to renewables, battery storage a...
06/30/2021
More progress needed from a neighbor powering our lives

“Communities and states across PJM’s 13-state region are calling for a rapid transition to renewables, battery storage and demand response. These are the sources we need to stem the worst of climate change, protect clean air and water for our communities, ensure a reliable and affordable grid, and spark family-sustaining jobs for our region.”

The people of Pennsylvania have made it clear. They want clean energy and a renewable future, but energy companies like PJM need to make reforms that will provide renewables at a much lower cost to the consumer. Thank you Rep. Danielle Friel Otten for calling on PJM Interconnection to enact deeper and longer lasting reforms.

When summer heat waves hit, you want to know that the power for your air conditioning will be there when you need it. The folks in charge of making that

06/23/2021
Climate Change Leadership

The PA Climate Caucus is committed to taking meaningful and significant action to address climate change. Thank you to our caucus's House Chairwoman Rep. Danielle Friel Otten for standing up to ensure we do not fall short of our goals.

"With its upcoming methane rulemaking, DEP has an opportunity to take meaningful and significant action to address climate change. We need to ensure these efforts do not fall short. For the methane rule to have the greatest possible impact, DEP must maintain consistent and frequent inspection requirements and close the loopholes that exempt low-producing wells and allow nearly half of all methane emissions from oil and gas operations to go unchecked."

06/18/2021

We are proud of PA Climate Caucus members doing the work to ensure a just transition to a clean energy economy. Thank you to our caucus's Senate Vice Chair Senator Carolyn Comitta and our House colleague and Climate Caucus member Rep. Dianne Herrin.

"This bill, which will appropriate RGGI proceeds, is the most forward-looking, solution-oriented proposal for appropriating RGGI proceeds that we have seen since this program began in our neighboring states in 2005. It answers the concerns on both sides of the aisle, and it addresses the needs of the people of the Commonwealth."

Climate Caucus members Rep. Chris Rabb, Senator Katie Muth, and Senator Amanda Cappelletti launched GO 100% PA yesterday...
04/23/2021
Go100%PA

Climate Caucus members Rep. Chris Rabb, Senator Katie Muth, and Senator Amanda Cappelletti launched GO 100% PA yesterday on #EarthDay2021! You can show your support for 100% renewable energy in PA by clicking the link and telling your legislator you support #GO100PA https://buff.ly/3dNzZ4i

Pennsylvania’s transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 must start now! Learn how we can do it!

Its #EarthDay2021 and #PAHouse Climate Caucus member, Rep. Christina Sappey is hosting today’s PA House Democratic Polic...
04/22/2021

Its #EarthDay2021 and #PAHouse Climate Caucus member, Rep. Christina Sappey is hosting today’s PA House Democratic Policy Committee table discussion and tour at Longwood Gardens to learn more about the impact of public gardens and their community contributions.

04/22/2021

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus Policy Committee puts #EarthDay2021 front and center with a roundtable discussion on the Bright Future for Labor & Clean Energy

04/22/2021

Today is #earthday and #PASenate Climate Caucus members, Sen. Steve Santarsiero, Senator Carolyn Comitta, Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Senator Katie Muth and Senator Art Haywood are introducing Senate Bill 300 to upgrade Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Tier I requirement from 8% to 30% by 2030. https://buff.ly/3naYSd2

Today, in Pittsburgh, we heard President Joe Biden deliver his economic plan and the details of his infrastructure packa...
03/31/2021
FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan | The White House

Today, in Pittsburgh, we heard President Joe Biden deliver his economic plan and the details of his infrastructure package to kick off his Build Back Better tour. The “Better” in #BuildBackBetter is about rebuilding the right way through jobs, justice, and clean energy. To make any meaningful progress, we need to make significant investments in every sector from energy to transportation to infrastructure to housing - to incentivize and accelerate the transition to clean energy and create millions of new jobs for electricians, engineers, carpenters, laborers, and in manufacturing.

The American Rescue Plan was only step one; the President must now #GOBIG on the investments we need to build back better. This means investments in clean energy, clean transportation, and climate action. Building back better is about investing in the people by putting people to work, investing in clean energy and electric cars and trucks, and cutting the carbon pollution driving the climate crisis. The #TimeToAct on the climate crisis is NOW. #ActOnClimate #ClimateActionNow #PAClimateAction

While the American Rescue Plan is changing the course of the pandemic and delivering relief for working families, this is no time to build back to the way things were. This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create milli...

We have worked collectively to urge the legislature and governor to move forward on clean, renewable energy. Today, we s...
03/22/2021

We have worked collectively to urge the legislature and governor to move forward on clean, renewable energy. Today, we see that with the political will, a clean energy future is possible for Pennsylvania. Starting in 2023, half the electricity used by state government will come from solar power. This will bring good-paying jobs to our commonwealth and save taxpayer dollars while protecting our environment for years to come. With this initiative, state government is leading the way toward the goal of committing Pennsylvania to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Click here to learn more about the largest government solar commitment in the country: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-largest-government-solar-energy-commitment-in-the-u-s/.

We have worked collectively to urge the legislature and governor to move forward on clean, renewable energy. Today, we see that with the political will, a clean energy future is possible for Pennsylvania. Starting in 2023, half the electricity used by state government will come from solar power. This will bring good-paying jobs to our commonwealth and save taxpayer dollars while protecting our environment for years to come. With this initiative, state government is leading the way toward the goal of committing Pennsylvania to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Click here to learn more about the largest government solar commitment in the country: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-largest-government-solar-energy-commitment-in-the-u-s/.

Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative presents exciting opportunities for Pennsylvania entrepreneu...
02/23/2021
Krueger Discusses RGGI With DEP Secretary

Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative presents exciting opportunities for Pennsylvania entrepreneurs, innovators, and job seekers. Climate Caucus member, Rep. Leanne Krueger asks more about Governor Tom Wolf's Energy Communities Trust Fund proposal and how it will help to move Pennsylvania through a just transition into a clean energy future while centering the communities that are most impacted, both with regard to jobs and environmental impacts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llrVleBdOHI&feature=youtu.be

At a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger asks Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell what the a...

Impacts of industrial pollution, forever chemicals, and lead in old infrastructure have created major challenges in the ...
02/23/2021
Davis Addresses Safe Drinking Water Concerns With DEP Secretary

Impacts of industrial pollution, forever chemicals, and lead in old infrastructure have created major challenges in the commonwealth when it comes to safe and healthy drinking water and air quality. Climate Caucus member, Rep. Austin Davis, takes up the Q&A on what the PA Department of Environmental Protection is doing about it at today's #PAHOUSE Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1SnkSoUU58&feature=youtu.be

More at http://www.pahouse.com

This is a virtual event that you do not want to miss! New member to the Pennsylvania House Democrats and the PA Climate ...
01/26/2021
Nelson presenting environmentally focused virtual conference Feb. 5

This is a virtual event that you do not want to miss! New member to the Pennsylvania House Democrats and the PA Climate Caucus, Rep. Napoleon Nelson and a great lineup of speakers, including some of our past and present Climate Champs!

GLENSIDE, Jan. 25 – State Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, will welcome a vast and diverse slate of speakers and contributors to an environmental-themed virtual conference early next month.The event, titled “Education, Energy & Food: Our Environmental Future,” will run...

01/23/2021
Herrin: RGGI Brings Jobs and Resources

At the first 2021/2022 meeting of the PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, the Majority Chairman was up to his old tricks, working to undermine Governor Tom Wolf’s efforts to join Pennsylvania in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Check out our new member of the General Assembly and PA Climate Caucus, Rep. Dianne Herrin standing up on day one for #PAClimateAction

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, including one stating the administration’s f...
01/22/2021
Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, including one stating the administration’s focus on addressing climate change and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.

President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.

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