PennFuture Blog

Our Perspectives on the Latest Issues


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

Making Clean Energy a Way of Life

by Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications
Fred Kraybill has made significant steps to reduce his carbon footprint. Read more

Trump’s Attack on our Environment

by Larry J. Schweiger
PennFuture President and CEO Larry Schweiger discusses the latest news. Read more

First PA Solar Future Stakeholder Meeting a Success

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
Get involved and join the next meeting June 8 in Pittsburgh. Read more

Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
The next few years will be an exciting time for solar energy in Pennsylvania. Read more

2017-18 State Legislation Session: Looking Ahead

by Matt Stepp, Director of Policy
An environmental look at potential issues that could arise this session. Read more

Pittlandia: Is Pittsburgh the New Portland?

by Annie Regan, Senior Program Manager
An environmentalist's perspective on two cities striving for a clean energy future. Read more

Taking Stock of the 2015-16 Legislative Session
Historic Attacks and Lost Opportunities

by PennFuture
The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s two-year session wrapped up with a flurry of last-minute activity, capping off months of historic attacks on environmental priorities. It was a tumultuous session characterized by numerous attempts to weaken environmental regulations, halt progress toward... Read more

What a Trump presidency means for our environment and future generations.

by Larry J. Schweiger
In the fallout of the 2016 presidential campaign, Larry Schweiger has some insight on what’s ahead. Read more

The Paris Climate Accord: Too Little Too Late or an Important First Step?

by Larry J. Schweiger
After 21 painful years of negotiations following the sabotaged Kyoto Climate Agreement, 191 countries finally found agreement on a new strategy to confront climate change and agreed to the Paris Climate Accord last December. Read more

Defending Net Metering in Pennsylvania

by Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate
We must defend net metering programs in Pennsylvania and allow customers to get full market value for the energy they generate. Read more

Waste Coal: Time to finish what we started.

by Evan R. Endres
Even if we keep our waste coal plants on line, there is still a significant amount of waste ash that must be disposed of. Some have suggested planting beach grass to stabilize the pile and prevent leaching into the ground water... Read more

Governor's budget and the solar saw-buck

by Evan R. Endres
Every year, the Solar Jobs census is released and every year, I write a blog about how Pennsylvania has fallen behind other states. Here we go... For the 2014 Solar Jobs Census, we are now 15th in the nation, with only about 2,800 employed in the solar industry in Pennsylvania. Read more

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