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Climate

From Despair to Determination: An Inconvenient Sequel

by Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications
A review of Al Gore's latest film on climate change. Read more

A Climate of Conversation: Perspectives on Climate Change and Clean Energy

by Larry J. Schweiger
A look at a recent panel discussion in Pittsburgh. Read more

PennFuture Goes to the Peoples Climate March in D.C.

by Zakia M. Elliott, Southeast PA Outreach Coordinator
Hear what PennFuture staff and members had to say about their experience at the Peoples Climate March. Read more

#StandWithPennFuture During Tomorrow's Inauguration

by Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications
Take a step to combat President-Elect Donald Trump's climate change denial. Read more

Silencing the Warning Bells of Climate Science

by Larry J. Schweiger
For many generations, "The Inchcape Rock" was taught as a cautionary tale to dissuade those who might seek to destroy warning bells. Read more

2017-18 State Legislation Session: Looking Ahead

by Matt Stepp, Director of Policy
An environmental look at potential issues that could arise this session. Read more

Pittlandia: Is Pittsburgh the New Portland?

by Annie Regan, Southwest PA Outreach Coordinator
An environmentalist's perspective on two cities striving for a clean energy future. Read more

My Mission is PennFuture's Mission.

by Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications
An introduction to PennFuture's new Communications Director. Read more

Taking Stock of the 2015-16 Legislative Session
Historic Attacks and Lost Opportunities

by PennFuture
The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s two-year session wrapped up with a flurry of last-minute activity, capping off months of historic attacks on environmental priorities. It was a tumultuous session characterized by numerous attempts to weaken environmental regulations, halt progress toward... Read more

What a Trump presidency means for our environment and future generations.

by Larry J. Schweiger
In the fallout of the 2016 presidential campaign, Larry Schweiger has some insight on what’s ahead. Read more

The Paris Climate Accord: Too Little Too Late or an Important First Step?

by Larry J. Schweiger
After 21 painful years of negotiations following the sabotaged Kyoto Climate Agreement, 191 countries finally found agreement on a new strategy to confront climate change and agreed to the Paris Climate Accord last December. Read more

Defending Net Metering in Pennsylvania

by Rob Altenburg, Director, PennFuture Energy Center
We must defend net metering programs in Pennsylvania and allow customers to get full market value for the energy they generate. Read more

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