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Proposed natural-gas power plant near Pittsburgh cancels plans

Proposed natural-gas power plant near Pittsburgh cancels plans

A Southwestern Pennsylvania company that was looking to build a natural-gas power plant in Washington County has cancelled its plans, and withdrawn its request for a permit from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental protection.

Rep. Mike Doyle proposes bill to boost solar-energy manufacturing in America
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Rep. Mike Doyle proposes bill to boost solar-energy manufacturing in America

To promote progress towards renewable energy, Pittsburgh's U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle announced on Sept. 27 the introduction of the Solar Supply Chain Act, which invests in making the nation a large manufacturer of solar components.

Majority of voters want fracking in Pennsylvania to end, says poll

Majority of voters want fracking in Pennsylvania to end, says poll

According to a recent poll commissioned for the sustainably minded think tank Ohio River Valley Institute, 55% of Pennsylvania voters support the immediate or eventual end of fracking in the commonwealth.

Pittsburgh partners with German city to develop sustainable agriculture policies

Pittsburgh partners with German city to develop sustainable agriculture policies

The city of Pittsburgh is hoping to create a new sustainable agriculture program, and is partnering with a German city that has some experience with urban farming.

Frack check: Debunking natural gas pipeline claims made in a recent Energy Transfer commercial
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Frack check: Debunking natural gas pipeline claims made in a recent Energy Transfer commercial

The commercial implies that oil and natural gas lines are necessary to keep tanker trucks off of roads and tanker train cars off of railways, "just to meet our energy needs."

Poll from environmental group says Pennsylvanians support more regulations on fracking
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Poll from environmental group says Pennsylvanians support more regulations on fracking

Politically speaking, the discussion around fracking in Pennsylvania lacks nuance.

electric bus Pittsburgh Port Authority Allegheny County
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Port Authority rejected for federal grants to expand electric bus network

This March, Port Authority of Allegheny County's first electric buses hit the streets of Pittsburgh. They were heralded as a positive step forward in the push for sustainability and the fight against climate change.

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