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RGGI Is PA's Path Forward on Climate in 2023

Expert BlogPennsylvaniaMark Szybist, Jackson Morris
The task now is to defend the regulation in court and, critically, implement an equitable investment plan that fully realizes RGGI’s promises for Pennsylvania.

Equitable Building Decarbonization Across the Country: 2022

Expert BlogCalifornia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, OregonCaroline Keicher, Joe O'Brien-Applegate
Policies and programs aimed at new construction and existing buildings continue to gain traction as communities and elected officials realize the feasibility and benefits of ambitious and equity-centered action.

Community Perspectives: Wasted Food in Philadelphia

Expert BlogPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaAndrea Collins, Madeline Keating

There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to crafting inclusive food waste prevention messaging. Philadelphia worked with community-based organizations to run community focus groups to better understand the biggest barriers to preventing food from becoming waste in local communities.

Pennsylvania Needs RGGI Now More Than Ever

Expert BlogPennsylvaniaJackson Morris, Mark Szybist
Unfortunately, though, some legislators have been trying to block the Commonwealth from moving forward with this proven program, while proposing no climate solutions of their own.

Philadelphia Gas Utility Explores Business Diversification

Expert BlogPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaEmily Barkdoll, Mark Szybist

Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the City-owned gas utility, have released a report summarizing the findings from the Philadelphia Gas Works Business Diversification Study, an exploration of pathways for PGW, its workers, and its customers to…

Boston Passes Equitable Building Performance Standard

Expert BlogBoston, MassachusettsEmily Barkdoll

Becoming climate neutral by 2050 will have enormous implications for Bostonians: better air quality, reduced electricity bills, and a lower energy burden are just a few ways in which the standard will improve lives across the city.

The PA General Assembly Should Pass the RGGI Investments Act

Expert BlogPennsylvaniaMark Szybist

As Pennsylvania draws nearer to participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Pennsylvanians are increasingly interested in how the state will invest the proceeds it receives from the auction of RGGI allowances—likely hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

Smart RGGI Investments Can Lower Electricity Bills in PA

Expert BlogPennsylvaniaMark Szybist

Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) can help lower electricity bills for Pennsylvanians, as well as improve public health, our climate, and Pennsylvania’s economy.