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PDA: Solar, ag can coexist under certain conditions
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding released guidance for landowners considering solar production on farmland and in rural communities in Pennsylvania.
Newly signed Ohio law defines natural gas as green energy
House Bill 507 defines natural gas as green energy and requires state agencies to open public lands to oil and gas leasing.
Many conventional well operators don’t comply with DEP rules: report
Non-compliance is the norm for conventional well operators in Pennsylvania, and the DEP hasn't done much about it although they have the tools to, a new report shows.
Ohio Power Siting Board denies solar project for first time
The Ohio Power Siting Board denied the application for Birch Solar, a proposed 300 MW solar farm in Allen and Auglaize counties, citing local opposition.
40 billion green reasons to go green
Alan Guebert breaks down the $40 billion in the proposed budget reconciliation bill that's earmarked for USDA conservation and climate change projects.
Older wells in Appalachia are a major part of Diversified Energy’s...
Over the last two decades, an energy company founded in 2001 has become the largest natural gas well owner in the U.S. — without drilling wells. Diversified Energy owns about 70,000 mostly conventional oil and gas wells across the U.S., largely in the Appalachian Basin, making it a big player in the region’s oil and gas industry.
Solar farms bring opportunities, land use questions for Pa. agriculture
In Pennsylvania, there are currently about 450 utility-scale solar projects under consideration. That brings up opportunities for farmers, but also questions about how solar development could affect the state’s agriculture.
Are renewables making the US less energy independent?
Now that the U.S. has weaned itself off of its reliance on liquid fuel from across the ocean, it’s battling a dependency of another kind as the transition from fossil fuels to renewables continues.
The crossroads of the energy transition and rural communities
It’s not easy for rural residents who already buy into all the benefits renewables, electric vehicles and energy efficiency have to offer. For those who are less willing, or less able, it could be impossible, at least without help.
The sustainable solution to climate change
Alan Guebert considers the findings of a recently published paper that suggests renewable energy sources may not be the answer to reversing climate change.