Global warming’s potential impacts on Pennsylvania, the nation and the world are expected to be destructive and far-reaching. In Pennsylvania, global warming could mean more heat-related deaths, more extreme weather like the floods, droughts and severe winter storms we’ve experienced in recent years, and severe damage to fishing streams throughout the state.

America’s third-biggest global warming polluter

To make matters worse, Pennsylvania is home to much of the problem. Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for its global warming pollution, only behind California and Texas. This is due to our fleet of dirty coal-fired power plants, and sprawling development that requires extensive driving from place to place.

Luckily, there are simple, common sense clean energy solutions at our fingertips that will help us to tackle this profound problem before it’s too late. This will allow us to sharply reduce our global warming pollution in Pennsylvania, while repowering our economy with clean energy jobs.

From energy efficient buildings to clean cars, solutions are at hand

Now, we need to put these solutions to work.

Working side by side with our citizen members and activists, PennEnvironment’s staff are working at the state and national level to make sure that we can tackle climate change. 

From advocating for new policies that will promote energy efficient building technology, wind and solar power, and cleaner cars, to requiring the biggest polluters to clean up their acts, we can tackle global warming head-on and win.

Global Warming Updates

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New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Pennsylvania

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New report card gives governor “F” for environmental record

Gov. Corbett received an “F” on an environmental report card released today by the statewide environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment. 

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Environmentalists Call for Tougher Regulation of PA Power Plants

Environmentalists are criticizing Pennsylvania power plants for their carbon emissions and are calling for more stringent regulations.

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Pa. ranks 3rd in global warming pollution, coal is blamed

Coal is king in Pennsylvania when it comes to producing electricity.

But it's also a royal producer of pollution linked to global warming.


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Group Calls for Curbs on Carbon Emissions

An environmental organization on Tuesday decried Pennsylvania's status as a leading producer of global warming pollution and called on U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to support limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

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