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Sponsored Content: Vicinity Energy’s district steam loop is planning to use more sustainable energy to heat and cool Philadelphia’s buildings

As we feel the effects of extreme heat and extreme weather, we can no longer delay action. But Philadelphians may not realize that major emissions reductions are happening below our feet everyday. For over 100 years, an innovative and sustainable district energy system has operated throughout much of Center City and parts of University City

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A Philadelphia Energy Authority program is making solar possible for all Philadelphians

Aquick glance at today’s headlines reveals many issues that stress or divide us: inflation, gas prices, gun violence, climate change, the pandemic and reproductive rights, to name a few. But before you give in to despair, here’s something positive we can rally around: solar power. A recent statewide poll shows that 81% of Pennsylvanians indicated

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Editor’s Notes: Grounded in Reality

I’ve been grappling with Vaclav Smil’s provocative book, “How The World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.” Smil, a professor at the University of Manitoba, has written dozens of books on big topics including population, food and energy, usually with scientists or public policy professionals in mind. This

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Olde Kensington-based solar installer creates green, local, stable jobs

The “big story of solar,”according to Micah Gold-Markel, is not about slashing carbon footprints or lowering energy bills. “Yes, people can save money,” concedes the founder of Solar States LLC. “Yes, they can save the planet, but really they can do the most good because they’re saving their communities with good-paying jobs.” Inspired by the

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Pennsylvania is the first major fossil fuel state to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Pennsylvania’s recent entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) made it the first major fossil fuel-producing state to join, but the move had its share of detractors. After much legal and public debate, the agreement has been put into effect. Here’s everything you need to know. What is RGGI? The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental

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