Energy & Climate

Foreign oil. Soaring costs. Global warming. Pennsylvania emits one percent of the world’s greenhouse gases – more than 105 developing nations combined. Clearly we need better energy efficiency, more renewable energy and improved technologies.

Recognizing both the risks and opportunities these critical issues present, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council focuses on reducing the impacts of traditional energy sources with its three focus areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, and climate change.


Energy & Climate

Introducing Deep Decarbonization

Emerging thinking is focusing on the idea of deep decarbonization - a pathway to the end goal of eliminating carbon emissions altogether.

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PEC Letter to House ER&E Committee on Mining Bills

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 To: Members of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee From: Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Consideration of Senate Bill 624 (P.N. 697) and House Bill 1333 (P.N. 1652) Dear Representatives: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) urges you...

PEC Opposes Senate Bill 624

May 18, 2017

Update (June 6): The Senate passed SB 624 by a vote of 32-17. Prior Update (May 22): The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, in an “off-the-floor” vote, approved SB 624 as committed. The bill awaits consideration by the full Senate....

PEC Opposes HB 1333 as Written

May 4, 2017

PEC is opposed to House Bill 1333 as currently written. Without appropriate safeguards, this legislation could lead to new and significant financial liabilities for the Commonwealth in the years to come. We recognize the current market challenges faced by the coal...