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PennEnvironment official visits Erie to talk about solar hot water systems

Richard Reeves Sr. likes taking hot showers, helping the environment and saving money. The solar hot water system at his Millcreek Township home allows him to do all three.

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Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

With over 38 million people driving to visit family and friends on trips of at least 50 miles, Americans are expected to spend $552 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving holiday. However, if the average passenger vehicle met a 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) standard instead of the current 26.4 mpg standard, Americans would save $260 million at the gas pump on Thanksgiving travel this year and cut gasoline consumption by 75 million gallons.

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New Report: Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Pennsylvanians $9.26 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Pennsylvanians embark on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new PennEnvironment report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Pennsylvanians roughly $9.26 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

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Letter: New mileage standard will break oil addiction

On July 29 President Barack Obama started the drive toward historical reductions in oil dependence, global warming pollution, and the amount of money we pay at the gas pump. His announcement of a new 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025 will go a long way toward ensuring America breaks its addiction to oil.

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Opinion: How to end our oil addiction: 60 miles per gallon by 2025

Each visit to the gas pump reminds Pennsylvanians of the painful economic burden of our nation’s oil addiction. 

With millions of dollars leaving the state every day to oil companies and hostile foreign nations, it’s time to stop putting energy dollars into the hands of extremists. 

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New report shows how to transition Pennsylvania off oil

A comprehensive strategy to get off oil can reduce oil dependence in Pennsylvania by 1.8 billion gallons, four times more oil than we could get by expanding offshore drilling throughout the entire Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, according to a new report released today by PennEnvironment.

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PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025

The federal government needs to raise its fuel efficiency standards to 62 mpg by 2025 to reduce America's dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions, a Pennsylvania environmental organization said in a report released today.

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Getting Off Oil: A 50-State Roadmap for Curbing Our Dependence on Petroleum

By taking strong action to cut down on energy waste and shift to cleaner sources of energy, America could reduce its consumption of oil for energy by 1.9 billion barrels of oil per year by 2030—31 percent of today’s oil use— while achieving President Obama’s goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025 and putting the nation on track to ending its dependence on oil.

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Bill would alter how Pa. adopts building codes

What do sprinkler systems and energy efficiency have to do with each other?

Not much. Which is why environmental activists and other green advocates weren't paying attention to a bill that had been progressing through the Pennsylvania legislature since March. Its aim: to repeal a mandate, effective Jan. 1, that sprinkler systems be installed in new houses.

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New Report Highlights Savings and Benefits of Solar Hot Water for PA

Pennsylvania could reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology, according to a new report by Pennsylvania. 

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