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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

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

Wolf Administration to buy half of state government’s electricity from solar

The projects spread across six counties will add 191 megawatts of solar energy in the state, nearly double how much is produced statewide now.

By Rachel McDevitt

With solar on the rise in Pa., some worry the panels will be harmful. Scientists say most fears have been disproven

Scientists say the outcomes of studies are not as well known as the initial concerns.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of a solar energy boom. Some communities want to fight it

Solar developers proposed more than 200 projects in Pennsylvania in 2020. Many are slated for rural townships, which haven’t traditionally hosted energy projects.

By Rachel McDevitt