Federal, state climate change and energy developments make PEC work critical
“I think PEC is uniquely situated to be a leader on this issue in Pennsylvania because of our long history of conservation through cooperation, and working with diverse parties to come up with innovative solutions to environmental challenges,” PEC Program Manager for Energy and Climate Lindsay Baxter said in a video on her department’s work.
The PEC, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the state’s natural and built environments, addresses climate change and related issues through its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state, seeking to find solutions in renewable energy and increased energy efficiency.
These efforts have become more timely in recent months, following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its Clean Power Plan in August, which requires the state to submit a plan to reduce its emissions to a goal set by the EPA. Additionally, the state recently released its Climate Impact Assessment.