Amy Sisk

Amy Sisk reports for StateImpact Pennsylvania and WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR member station. She comes to Pennsylvania from another energy-rich state, North Dakota, where she told stories from coal mines, wind farms and the Bakken oil patch for Inside Energy and Prairie Public Broadcasting. Amy's stories often air on NPR, including those from the eight months she spent following the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. A reporting trip to the Bakken during its boom years sparked her interest in energy. Ever since, she's covered the industry -- from the way it is regulated to its influence on policy to its impact on people and the environment.

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Solar panels in Hanover generate electricity for the Snyder's-Lance snack company.

Solar installers in Pennsylvania weather tariff upheaval

Smaller-scale projects less affected by materials cost
By Amy Sisk

Cambria County residents Janice Eastbourn-Bloom and Rick Bloom installed solar panels on their barn rooftop in 2011.

Johnstown’s comeback could get an energy boost from the sun

Johnstown residents are looking to clean energy to help revitalize the community, which has suffered job losses and a drop in population.

By Amy Sisk

Voices of Energy: Mike Chicka

Field supervisor for McCutcheon Enterprises
By Amy Sisk

Voices of Energy: Virginia McGrath

Energy auditor for Conservation Consultants Incorporated
By Amy Sisk

Voices of Energy: Hal Saville

Commercial energy project consultant for Energy Independent Solutions
By Amy Sisk

Patrick McDonnell, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, announces

A cloud of dust quickly replaced the smokestacks after dynamite sent them crumbling downward.

Environmental advocates are pushing for a faster transition from diesel to electric buses in Pennsylvania.

A shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

Gasoline prices are expected to climb to $3 per gallon this week in Pennsylvania.
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