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Tariff could hurt PA solar, but won’t ‘slam the door shut’

Pennsylvania’s solar industry will feel the effects of the Trump administration’s move to place a tariff on foreign-built solar panels, but it won’t stop solar installations in the state, according to industry experts. American solar manufacturers had requested a tariff because they found it difficult to compete with imported panels, particularly ones built in China [...]

A surge, then a fade for Pennsylvania’s wind industry

While the wind power industry booms across the United States thanks to favorable federal and state policies, the development of new wind farms has stalled in Pennsylvania. More than two dozen wind farms popped up across the state leading up to 2012, but only one in the years since. Wind advocates say Pennsylvania could follow [...]

Q&A: Law change expected to boost Pennsylvania’s solar industry

A recent change to Pennsylvania law is expected to give a boost to the state’s solar industry. On Oct. 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that will provide more protection for home-grown projects and prevent out-of-state solar power from affecting Pennsylvania’s marketplace for alternative energy. StateImpact Pennsylvania discussed the significance of the change with [...]

Climate Super PAC pursues Pennsylvania’s college vote in presidential campaign

Climate activists are pushing hard to register millennials to vote in the hope that they will support Hillary Clinton, especially in Pennsylvania, a swing state that could play an important role in the outcome of the presidential election. NextGen Climate, a Super PAC founded by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer, is spending $25 million in [...]

Clean energy advocates urge DNC to ban fracking, promote renewable fuels

Thousands of campaigners for clean energy marched through the center of Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention on Sunday, urging the party to adopt policies that would ban fracking and promote the use of renewable energy. In an event that mixed national politics with local opposition to specific energy projects, some demonstrators [...]

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