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Gov. Wolf vetoes bid to block all-electric building codes in Pennsylvania

The Democratic governor said the legislation takes away “local decision-making” from municipalities that are looking to address climate change.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania natural gas hits highest price in last decade, report says

Natural gas prices hit an average of $4.10 per million British thermal units in the first three months of 2022.

By Rachel McDevitt

The race is on (again) to build out a low-carbon hydrogen economy

‘Blue’ hydrogen still emits some carbon dioxide, whereas ‘green’ hydrogen doesn’t. But right now, blue hydrogen is more cost-efficient than because it relies on technology that’s been around for almost a century.

By Reid Frazier

In Pennsylvania, Ukraine invasion and urgent climate report drive new interest in renewables, efficiency

With natural gas prices rising and amid another report stressing the urgency of cutting carbon emissions, it’s a ‘reasonable reaction’ that people would look to renewables and efficiency measures, one analyst said.

By Jon Hurdle

Pennsylvania lawmakers push pro-fossil fuel bills, citing Russia’s war and need for energy security

A slate of bills reference the energy situation in Europe caused by Russia’s war with Ukraine, though many of the issues the bills would address have lingered in the legislature for years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania led gas-producing states in production in 2021, report says

Production of gas gained by fracking grew faster than in 2020, but not as fast as it did pre-pandemic.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 3, 2021 | 11:13 am

Philadelphia Gas Works emails show involvement in drafting bill that runs counter to climate goals

The bill, spearheaded by gas industry lobbyists and sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), would block municipalities from limiting fossil fuel use and promoting electrification.

By Susan Phillips

State report shows strong natural gas production growth in 2021

Pennsylvania drillers are producing more natural gas while slowing the rate at which they drill new wells.

By Rachel McDevitt

With energy prices high, Pennsylvanians urged to review utility options

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects households that use natural gas for heat will spend 30 percent more than they spent last winter on average.

By Rachel McDevitt