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Clean energy advocates say industry will slow if lawmakers fail to increase renewable energy goals

Utilities are slated to meet the final goal of buying 8 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, with half a percent coming from solar, by May 31.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania’s alternative energy goals set to flatline next year, unless legislature acts

Advocates for raising the standards say it will create jobs and help address climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Political fight begins over bill to rescue Pennsylvania nuclear industry

A House panel heard a litany of arguments for and against a bill that would provide a $500 million annual subsidy to Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry.

By Marie Cusick

State Senate introduces a nuclear bailout bill, similar to $500 million proposal from House last month

Like a House bill introduced last month, the new Senate proposal adds nuclear power to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.

By Marie Cusick

Read a draft of Pennsylvania’s nuclear bailout bill

Draft legislation aimed at helping Pennsylvania’s ailing nuclear industry would reclassify the plants as “zero emission energy” and create new requirements for how electric companies are to purchase power.

By Marie Cusick

Report: Attracting solar farms vital to bolstering renewable energy

Clean energy advocates and environmental officials say bringing solar farms to Pennsylvania needs to happen if the state wants to significantly boost how much energy it gets from the sun.

By Amy Sisk