Going 10% solar would save Pennsylvania $619 million per year

Going 10% solar would save Pennsylvania $619 million per year

In a study commissioned by Community Energy from PowerGEM, Pennsylvania 2030 Solar Generation Study (pdf), it was found that by installing 7.5 GWac of solar power by 2030, the state of Pennsylvania would save $619 million a year in wholesale power costs, and would lower the costs to the multi-state PJM Interconnection region by $3 billion a year.

• Chart: Wind Turbines Are Not Killing Fields for Birds

• Chart: Wind Turbines Are Not Killing Fields for Birds

In remarks made Monday night at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, President Trump picked a fight with wind turbines, while discussing his plan to deregulate Obama’s Plan. Collisions from wind turbines kill a small fraction of birds in comparison to the damage that cats and glass buildings cause to the bird population.

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close by September 30

Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close by September 30

Exelon said Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1, located in Middletown, Pennsylvania, will shut down by September 30. The Three Mile Island nuclear accident 40 years ago.

Mueller report exposes ‘Miners for Trump’ as a Russian troll effort

Mueller report exposes ‘Miners for Trump’ as a Russian troll effort

In October 2016, Pennsylvania social media accounts promoted “Miners for Trump” rallies around the state with a picture of a gritty coal miner. The IRA was the largest of the Russian efforts to help elect Trump to the presidency by manipulating social media.

Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

This is part five in a five-part series about the comprehensive urban plan being implemented in Barcelona, Spain, which would reclaim more than half the streets now devoted to cars for mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” This reporting project was supported by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania , where the author, David Roberts, is a senior fellow.

The ultimate potential of superblocks in Barcelona

The ultimate potential of superblocks in Barcelona

This is part four in a five-part series about the comprehensive urban plan being implemented in Barcelona, Spain, which would reclaim more than half the streets now devoted to cars for mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” This reporting project was supported by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where the author, David Roberts, is a senior fellow.

Cars dominate cities today. Barcelona has set out to change that.

Cars dominate cities today. Barcelona has set out to change that.

This is part one in a five-part series about the comprehensive urban plan being implemented in Barcelona, Spain, which would reclaim more than half the streets now devoted to cars for mixed-use public spaces, or “superblocks.” This reporting project was supported by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where the author, David Roberts, is a senior fellow.

Solar-powered pollinators for less than a penny a watt

Solar-powered pollinators for less than a penny a watt

Ernst Pollinator Service of Pennsylvania – servicing the East Coast, and Prairie Restorations of Minnesota – servicing the Midwest, do the actual work needed to bring your solar power facility up to the various standards set by state pollinator scorecards, while also (of course) making your site a benefit to nature.

Pennsylvania Nuclear Bailout Bill Draws Fire From Ratepayer, Natural Gas and Enviro Groups

Pennsylvania Nuclear Bailout Bill Draws Fire From Ratepayer, Natural Gas and Enviro Groups

Backers of the bill, including the state’s Nuclear Energy Caucus and plant owners Exelon and FirstEnergy, say the costs are worth the benefits of saving two of Pennsylvania’s five nuclear power plants, both in terms of jobs and economic impacts and in terms of the state’s broader carbon reduction efforts.

Bipartisan Community Solar Bill Rolls Out In Pennsylvania

Bipartisan Community Solar Bill Rolls Out In Pennsylvania

That is why I am excited to co-sponsor a bipartisan community solar bill that will break down the physical and financial barriers to solar energy,” Bullock says. That's why I'm fighting to give Pennsylvania residents and businesses the opportunity to acquire solar energy from community solar projects.

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

Projected capacity additions for 2019 Generation Type Total New Utility-Scale Capacity Top 3 States for Additions Natural Gas 7.5 GW Pennsylvania, Florida, Louisiana Solar Photovoltaics 4.3 GW Texas, California, North Carolina Wind 10.9 GW Texas, Iowa, Florida The estimates, based on EIA data, do not include additions in the residential and commercial solar sectors, which are expected to be an additional 3.9 GW by the end of 2019.

Tilting at windmills: Water authority mulls ways to generate $20M for upgrades

Tilting at windmills: Water authority mulls ways to generate $20M for upgrades

var _informq = _informq || [];_informq.push(['embed']); var _informq = _informq || [];_informq.push(['embed']); The Greater Johnstown Water Authority anticipates soon needing to make about $20 million in Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection-mandated upgrades to North Fork Dam and Dalton Run Dam. Chairman Don Hall II said the board will try to acquire PennVEST and USDA Rural Utilities Service funding.

Pennsylvania State Lawmakers Call to End the ‘Epidemic’ of Nuclear Power Plant Closures

Pennsylvania State Lawmakers Call to End the ‘Epidemic’ of Nuclear Power Plant Closures

As the Trump administration pushed forward its plan to support certain types of energy generation for grid resilience, the president’s “beautiful, clean coal” took a front seat in news coverage, while nuclear largely stayed in the shadows.

“Pennsylvania’s Solar Future” Plan

“Pennsylvania’s Solar Future” Plan

For Pennsylvania to achieve leadership in renewable energy generation from solar, we’ll require more intensive leadership, investment, and recognition of the long-range economic and environmental benefits. main Pennsylvania’s Solar Future plan (November 2018) – The complete plan document