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Climate Solutions from Day One

New governors are getting ready to take office in 20 states, from Florida to Alaska. As America’s newly elected governors prepare to take on their states’ biggest challenges, they should prioritize taking bold action on the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.

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Climate solutions from Day One

[Philadelphia, PA] -- As Governor Wolf prepares for his second-term inauguration later this month, a new study by the statewide environmental group PennEnvironment shows how he has the power and opportunity to lead Pennsylvania in adopting solutions to the climate crisis. Today, PennEnvironment released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing actions that Gov. Wolf—and the twenty new governors seated across the nation—can take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation.

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Gov. Wolf takes important step to help reduce carbon emissions in Pennsylvania

[Pittsburgh, PA] - On Tuesday, January 8th, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that establishes Pennsylvania’s first statewide carbon reduction goal. The order sets a greenhouse gas reduction target of 26% by 2025 that increases to 80% by 2050. In addition, there will be energy consumption reduction goals of 3% per year and electrifying 25% of the state’s car fleet by 2050.

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Haverford Climate Action Expo offers citizen tools for reducing carbon footprint

[Haverford, PA] – Today, statewide citizen-based non-profit group PennEnvironment joined the Environmental Advisory Committees of Haverford and Lower Merion townships, and Haverford College to host the Haverford “Climate Action Expo”. The goal of the Climate Action Expo is to promote practical steps that local residents can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle  climate change.

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On National Energy Efficiency Day, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center helps citizens take charge of energy use

[Philadelphia]- The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center is releasing a new guide to help Pennsylvanians conserve energy and reduce wasted energy in their homes and businesses. Published on National Energy Efficiency Day, with colder autumn and winter months looming, the energy-saving measures proposed by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center’s It’s Time to Take Charge: A Citizen’s Guide to Saving Energy can help tackle our energy waste problem in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

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Trump administration is driving to endanger our planet

[Pittsburgh, PA] -- This Wednesday (Sept. 26), the Trump administration is holding one of only three public hearings nationwide in Pittsburgh on proposed rollbacks of both federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, and stripping the power of Pennsylvania and other states to set stronger safeguards to protect public health from air pollution from vehicles. PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center will join dozens of everyday Pittsburghers and Pennsylvanians to voice opposition to this shortsighted attempts to weaken the nation’s best climate change mitigation program.

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Advocates Rally for Climate Action in Montgomery County

Norristown, PA - On Saturday, August 25th, citizens joined PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center for a “Beat the Heat” Rally with free Rita’s water ice at the Montgomery County Courthouse to show that while Pennsylvania can cool off with frozen treats now, citizens need to make their voices heard and call for long term solutions to beat the heat and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase Pennsylvania’s air pollution and climate risk

[Philadelphia, PA] -- Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. The citizens of Pennsylvania and all Americans deserve better.

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5 State Legislators join PennEnvironment to highlight clean energy solutions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Today, PennEnvironment was joined by Philadelphia state representatives and senators to hold a forum promoting clean energy solutions and calling on Pennsylvania to transition to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. With record heat waves and torrential downpours hitting the state and wildfires burning across the west coast, the need for clean energy solutions and moving off of fossil fuels to combat climate change could not be any clearer.

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Representatives Gainey and Ravenstahl join PennEnvironment to highlight clean energy solutions in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA - Today, PennEnvironment was joined by State Representatives Ed Gainey and Adam Ravenstahl to hold a clean energy forum promoting clean energy solutions and calling on Pennsylvania to transition to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. With record heat waves and torrential downpours hitting the state, and wildfires burning across the west coast, the need for clean energy solutions and moving off of fossil fuels to solve climate change could not be any clearer.

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