Pennsylvania and the Clean Power Plan


April 06, 2018

Pennsylvania stands on the edge of a major win for clean energy: the passage of House Bill 1446 (HB 1446), the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act. If the state General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf enact the bill, which enjoys support from utilities, vehicle manufacturers, electric vehicle (EV) charging service providers, business associations, renewable energy companies, faith-based organizations, and environmental organizations, Pennsylvania will pave the way for a bold, modern, and clean transportation future.

July 14, 2016

This report is based on a comprehensive public health and environmental hazard analysis authored by the energy science and policy institute, PSE Healthy Energy. The study examines demographic, social, and economic characteristics of communities located near fossil fuel plants, as well as the environmental health burdens and environmental hazards these neighborhoods face. The study also models the regional public health impacts of particulate matter associated with combustion at Pennsylvania’s power plants in 2015.

July 01, 2016

This report analyzes the health, environmental, and equity dimensions of the Clean Power Plan in Pennsylvania.

February 18, 2016

This analysis models a path for the Commonwealth that meets the goals of the Clean Power Plan, reducing Pennsylvania’s climate pollution and creating significant new revenue to invest in the Commonwealth’s needs.

February 02, 2016

This policy brief describes a loophole known as emissions leakage which allows generators to shift pollution from existing sources to new natural gas power plants.

March 01, 2015

An overview of the Clean Power Plan as it applies to Pennsylvania. 

October 15, 2014

This Pennsylvania-specific infographics shows the health benefits of carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

Union of Concerned Scientists: The Surprising Facts About the Clean Power Plan: Most States Are Already On Track to Meet 2020 Benchmarks for Reducing Carbon Emissions

This report shows that most states are already making progress toward cutting carbon emissions from power plants. 

July 15, 2015

Multiple experts make the case for carbon pollution limits in this 12 chapter report. 

August 03, 2015

A survey of Pennsylvania voters showing the breakdown by question. 

August 03, 2015

A state-specific factsheet compiled by the White House about what the Clean Power Plan means for Pennsylvania.