Governor Wolf Nominates Patrick McDonnell to Serve Permanently as Secretary of Environmental Protection

From today’s press release: Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today nominated Acting Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell to serve permanently in that role, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Senate. “In his acting capacity and throughout his career, Patrick has been a dedicated steward of the environment and a leader in advancing Pennsylvania’s energy […]

Urgent Action Needed: SB 805

This week or next, lawmakers in Harrisburg could vote on a bill that would significantly undermine Pennsylvania’s thriving and successful energy efficiency economy. With your help, we can make sure our elected officials do the right thing and vote against any attempt to undermine the most successful energy efficiency policy in the Commonwealth. Please find your local Senator here, […]

KEEA and E2 Release New Clean Jobs Report

On Thursday, July 14th, 2016, E2 and KEEA released a 2016 update to the PA Clean Jobs Report in a press conference. Read the press release below. According to the report: Energy efficiency is by far the state’s largest clean energy employer, with more than 53,000 Pennsylvanians working in areas such as high-efficiency lighting, Energy Star appliance manufacturing and […]

PA DEP Secretary Quigley Resigns

Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley resigned his post effective immediately Friday, after a brief meeting with Gov. Tom Wolf. The move rids the Wolf administration of a secretary with a passion for green causes, but whose style had managed to ruffle so many feathers, a source close to the administration said, that it was […]

Earth Day Gift Ideas that Keep Giving All Year Round

Earth Day isn’t generally viewed as a gift-giving holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day, but maybe it should be. After all, what shows that you care about someone more than a multi-pack of energy efficient LED lightbulbs that can help save their planet and money, too? Celebrating Earth Day, April 22nd, the same way we observe […]

Prepping For Client Work And Meetings

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Advanced Energy Now 2016 Market Report

In 2015, the global advanced energy market grew to a record $1.4 trillion in revenue, according to a report produced by Navigant Research for the Advanced Energy Economy. This is twice as big as the global airline industry, bigger than apparel/fashion, and approaching worldwide spending on media and entertainment. The U.S. advanced energy market hit $200 billion, […]

Working Toward Clean Power Plan Is Good For PA

We agree with The Express-Times in its praise for Pennsylvania’s progress toward compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan despite the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily pause the rule (“Supreme Court Turns back the clean air clock,” Feb. 14). This preparation sets the state up for future compliance while also putting Pennsylvania on a path towards […]

Becoming An Expert In Your Field

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GE to Phase Out Compact Fluorescents for U.S. Market

Christa Marshall, E&E reporter Published: Monday, February 1, 2016 Energy giant General Electric Co. announced today it is discontinuing manufacturing of compact fluorescent light bulbs for the U.S. market and shifting its focus toward LED lighting. “We’re at the tipping point with LED as adoption accelerates, so there is immense market opportunity,” the company said […]