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Harrisburg’s Paxton Creek flooding problem is target of $1.25M in grants

Federal money is going toward projects to help fix an ‘overwhelmed’ sewer system.

By Rachel McDevitt

Biden administration visits central Pa. glass plant to tout clean manufacturing standards

The Vitro Glass plant in Cumberland County uses oxy-fuel technology to reduce its natural gas use by 20%.

By Rachel McDevitt

Heaviest Pa. storms drop 60% more rain than they used to, report says

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, which can fuel heavy rain events and flash floods.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. House bill sets efficiency standards for new water fixtures, commercial appliances

Environmentalists hailed the bill as a conservation effort that could help address climate change, while opponents argued it is an example of government overreach that will drive up costs.

By Rachel McDevitt

Centralia, Wash.’s coal plant has to close next year. Can Pa. communities learn from Centralia’s transition?

The western Washington town has been cited as a model for how to successfully transition away from coal. StateImpact Pennsylvania spent several days there to explore how time and money has affected preparations for what lies ahead.

By Rachel McDevitt

Josh Shapiro proposes state climate program to replace RGGI, and asks for new renewable energy goals

Shapiro estimates the proposals would save ratepayers $250 million over five years and create 14,500 jobs.

By Rachel McDevitt

If you made clean energy upgrades in 2023, it might be time to claim your tax credit

This tax season, people can claim credits for clean energy and EV purchases from 2023.

By Rachel McDevitt

Old trees, heavy rain and high heat are climate concerns for Harrisburg neighbors

We met with four neighbors in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill to learn about climate effects.

By Rachel McDevitt