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Nearly 70,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Pennsylvania

E2 and Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance Press Release. Aug. 31, 2017   Labor Day Report: Nearly 70,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Pennsylvania Top Counties: Allegheny, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Westmoreland, York; 6 Percent Statewide Growth Rate PITTSBURGH (August 31, 2017) – Nearly 70,000 people work in Pennsylvania’s clean energy sector, according to (More...)

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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUPS AND INDUSTRY REACH AGREEMENT AT WESTERN PA PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Clean Air Council Press Release, Aug. 28, 2017. Clean Air Council and Environmental Integrity Project have Reached Settlement with Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC Ending Their Challenge to the Air Permit for the Petrochemical Facility in Beaver County, Northwest of Pittsburgh. (August 28, 2017 – PITTSBURGH, PA) – The developers of a petrochemical facility northwest of Pittsburgh (More...)

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Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report

By LISA FRIEDMAN, AUG. 7, 2017.  New York Times. photo credit Branden Camp/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration. The draft report by (More...)

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Clean Disruption Of Energy and Transportation. Hope For Staying Below2°C

By Ken.Johnson @WellBelow2C, July 20, 2017 The largest boost to our ability to confront climate change will come from the clean disruption of energy and transportation. So says Tony Seba. That is because when technological disruption occurs, the economic and technical advantages of the disruptive technology are so compelling that the rate of adoption becomes exponential. Tony (More...)

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Jerry Brown Announces a Climate Summit Meeting in California

By LISA FRIEDMAN, JULY 6, 2017.  New York Times. Gov. Jerry Brown of California on Thursday reinforced his reputation as America’s de facto leader on climate change, announcing to cheering crowds in Hamburg, Germany that his state would gather leaders from around the world for a global warming summit next year. Speaking by videoconference to the Global Citizens Festival in Hamburg, (More...)

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Alberta’s Oil Workers Are Shifting To Renewable Energy Jobs

Chris ArsenaultThomson Reuters Foundation, as reported in the Huffington Post, 08/13/2017   Updated 08/13/2017. TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — After nearly a decade of riding Canada’s oil boom, drilling contractor Jennifer Turner found herself low on work, like thousands of other employees in the fossil fuel business left jobless following a plunge in oil prices. Today, she helps unemployed oil (More...)

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Keystone XL pipeline hearing ends with foes and backers still deeply divided over project’s merits

By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau, Aug 11, 2017 Updated Aug 11, 2017, as reported in the Omaha World Herald. LINCOLN — Nebraska’s hearing over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline ended Thursday morning exactly as it began, with opposing sides disputing the benefits and beneficiaries of the controversial project. After four days of testimony, and the submittal of (More...)

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Ohio Citizen Initiative Removes Corporations from Election Campaigns, Caps Campaign Contributions

CELDF Press Release Aug 7, 2017: Youngstown, OH:  Today, a long-standing community rights group in Youngstown, OH, submitted over 1,900 signatures to qualify their Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights initiative for the November ballot. The measure is the first of its kind in the state, limiting campaign contributions to registered voters within the City, and capping those (More...)

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Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

 By HIROKO TABUCHI, JULY 8, 2017, New York Times. Photo Credit: Rooftop solar panels at a home in Indiana. The state is among several that have rolled back solar incentives.  Luke Sharrett for The New York Times. Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one (More...)

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