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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.
The political, historical, and energy landscape of Pennsylvania made nuclear subsidies a tougher sell here, compared to other states.
‘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.
‘We’re not striking from school because we don’t want an education,’ said 16-year-old Olivia Shumaker. ‘We’re striking because it has become a priority that we have a livable future.’
Yesenia Bane, whose husband is a gas industry lobbyist, was involved in gas industry projects. But the Ethics Commission said it lacked evidence to find a violation.
Legacy of Three Mile Island accident, political power of gas industry makes nuclear subsidies an uphill battle in Pennsylvania
The nuclear industry says the power market isn’t built to consider a value like carbon-free emissions. But one state representative, for example, is balking at the projected cost of the subsidy.
Public Utility Commissioner Andrew Place sent a memo last week outlining why he thinks the Senate version of the nuclear subsidy bill is a bad idea.