Pennsylvania News

The following news clips highlight Pennsylvania involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

May 29, 2013

Penn State Named EcoCAR 2 Competition Year Two Winner

EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego, California. More

April 22, 2013

Middle School Students Compete in Second Annual Pennsylvania KidWind Challenge

The Pennsylvania KidWind Challenge, sponsored in part by the Wind Powering America initiative and administered by Penn State, allowed students to apply their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create turbine designs. More

January 14, 2013

Pennsylvania's Largest Wind Project is Operating

Pennsylvania's largest wind project, located on a 9,000-acre site 20 miles northwest of Scranton, is operational, producing 141 megawatts of electricity. More

December 18, 2012

ENCOA to Offer Pennsylvania Customers 100% Wind Power at a Discount

ENCOA will now offer PECO and PPL customers an option to buy 100% renewable electricity, and PECO customers the option to buy renewable electricity for a discount over standard utility rates. More

September 26, 2012

Clean Energy in Our Community: Allegheny College and Meadville, Pennsylvania

Allegheny College is successfully incorporating sustainability into its culture, operations, and curriculum, helping to grow the local green energy economy both on and off its Meadville, Pennsylvania, campus. More

September 25, 2012

Pennsylvania Wind for Schools Project Celebrates its First Wind Turbine Installation and Welcomes Three New Host Schools

A cadre of teachers at the school is excited to use the data from the turbine for in-class activities. More

July 2, 2012

Philadelphia Becomes Newest U.S. EPA Green Power Community Partner

The EPA has welcomed Philadelphia as a new member of the Green Power Communities initiative, which includes towns and cities across the US who purchase green power generated by solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydropower resources. In 2006, Philadelphia joined the EPA's Green Power Partnership, and pledged that by the year 2015, 20 percent of the electricity consumed by the city will come from renewable sources. The city's municipal operations have already met this goal, using more than 127 million kilowatt-hours of green power. More

May 2, 2012

University of Pennsylvania and Pac-12 Win Green Power Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the University of Pennsylvania won the 2012 College and University Green Power Challenge, and the Pac-12 conference was the Collective Conference champion. More

April 4, 2012

Obama Administration Announces Great Lakes Wind Projects Agreement

The Obama Administration, DOE, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and various federal and state agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding streamlining offshore wind development in the Great Lakes. More

February 29, 2012

New Initiative Promotes Pennsylvania Wind Power

Pennsylvania is promoting wind energy through a new initiative known as ChoosePAWind that launched on February 21st. ChoosePAWind provides information on current retail energy suppliers offering new, Pennsylvania wind renewable energy certificates. Choose PA Wind seeks to expand the state's wind portfolio by providing information about the economic and environmental benefits of wind power. ChoosePAWind also provides businesses and consumers with information about what companies and institutions are investing in wind power throughout the state. More

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