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A Sunnier Vision for Pennsylvania: An Alternative to Giving Tax Breaks to Fossil Fuels

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
On Sept. 19th, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to give yet another gift to the already heavily subsidized natural gas and petrochemical industry: a 20 percent tax break. This archaic vision of economic development in Pennsylvania is a threat to our communities, ecology, and climate. Read more

Fracking Across Property Lines: Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Company

by Kody Hines, Legal Intern
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court could soon decide a case that will have far-reaching implications for oil and gas development. Read more

Philadelphia Energy Solutions' Failures

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
Dumping money into the petrochemical industry is a dead end for Pennsylvania and we need a better and more sustainable pathway for our future. Read more

The Problem with Pipelines

Picture courtesy of Sam Rubright/FracTracker Alliance
by Jared Stonesifer, Director of Media Relations
The burgeoning petrochemical movement is in its infancy in western Pennsylvania, but we’ve already experienced significant detriments to both the environment and private property because of fracking and pipeline accidents. Read more

Op-Ed: Beaver County Pipeline Explosion: How to Prevent Future Catastrophes

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
A recent op-ed from PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. Read more

Saving Energy on a Budget

Here are a few easy steps you can take to save energy in your home. Read more

Cloudy with a 100% Chance of Solar Power Generation

by Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications
How one family went solar after PennFuture's Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour. Read more

Shop for Clean Energy & Take the Power Back

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
Did you know that switching to clean energy is in your hands? Read more

False Choices: Why PA Doesn’t Need to Sell Out Health for Dirty Energy Jobs

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
The latest blog from PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. Read more

Our Clean Energy Future Requires Leadership from All

by Jacquelyn Bonomo, PennFuture President and CEO
A call for a clean energy future from President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. Read more

Time for Solar

by Bob Donnan, Guest Blogger
Gain the perspective of one person who attended PennFuture's 7th Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour Read more

Meet the Donor: Joseph Morinville – EIS Solar

by Susanne Whitehead, Director of Donor Relations
Learn more about one of our longtime and loyal donors. Read more

Join PennFuture's 7th Annual Solar Tour!

by Annie Regan, Senior Program Manager
Switch to clean energy and join the movement. Read more

Experience the Aquaponics Project at Pittsburgh Solar Tour

by Catie Schrading, PennFuture Intern
A new project demonstrates how to grow food using solar power. Read more

Shifting Away from Coal Toward Renewable Energy

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
A recent opinion piece by PennFuture that appeared in the Washington Observer-Reporter. Read more

Clean Energy Pittsburgh: Leading the Way

by Brittany Reno, Sharpsburg Council Member
A participant in Clean Energy Pittsburgh's first workshop shares her perspective. Read more

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