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Pennsylvania ranks near bottom of states in renewable energy generation

Pennsylvania comes in 45th in the country in energy production from wind, solar, and hydropower.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania solar companies breathe easier as threat of tariffs is paused

President Joe Biden is using executive power to suspend any new tariffs on solar products from the four southeast Asia countries for two years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania solar projects held up by federal probe, group says

The U.S. Commerce Department is trying to find out if China is avoiding tariffs on solar panels by setting up factories in four countries in Southeast Asia.

By Rachel McDevitt

Legislation pits two climate efforts — solar energy and plugging abandoned gas wells — against each other

Instead of letting the state reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by claiming the power generated by new solar projects, the bill would have the state sell the renewable energy credits generated by that clean power.

By Rachel McDevitt

Solar companies are eyeing Pa. farmland. A legislative agency is looking at ways communities can prepare

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is hoping the state can find a balance between the benefits of solar energy and the risk of losing farmland and community character.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: June 4, 2021 | 3:36 pm

Planned solar project near Gettysburg denied key permit

Four Mount Joy Township supervisors on Thursday deadlocked on motions to grant or deny a conditional use permit to the 75-megawatt solar project from NextEra Energy.

By Rachel McDevitt

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