December 9 -- Pennsylvania’s path to a lower carbon future will include a significant expansion of renewable energy; fewer methane leaks from natural gas pipelines and coal mines; more efficient use of energy to power homes and businesses; new forest preserves; and more waste made useful as energy.
That vision, described in a new draft update to Pennsylvania’s climate change action plan, is a compilation of dozens of steps the Department of Environmental Protection says the state can take to help limit the damage caused by rising global temperatures, which the report calls “one of the most serious issues facing the world.”
Pennsylvania is the third largest emitter of energy-related carbon dioxide in the country. DEP is updating its strategy for reducing the state’s share of greenhouse gas emissions as representatives from around the world meet in Paris to reach a climate deal on the broadest scale. >>View Article