It isn’t easy being green: New research explores potential downside of nudging people to behave differently
Nudges can be attractive mechanisms to achieve public policy outcomes — they’re relatively cheap, often painless ways to get people to change their behavior. But can they backfire?
51 percent of those surveyed in a new Muhlenberg College poll called climate change a major health risk.
Many states have ended lookout programs. But in Pennsylvania, the state agency that oversees forest districts thinks spotters in towers are the best way to catch fires early and prevent them from spreading. So the state just spent more than $4 million on 16 new towers.
The political, historical, and energy landscape of Pennsylvania made nuclear subsidies a tougher sell here, compared to other states.
Toxic chemicals in the PFAS family don’t break down in the environment and can contaminate drinking water. For one municipality, the cost of cleaning up that water has run into the millions of dollars.
‘What does the science say?’: Bipartisan group of legislators reintroduces bills to get Pennsylvania 100% powered by renewable energy
The measures include language creating a Just Transition Community Advisory Committee, to help ensure workers displaced from fossil fuel industries find new jobs.