On Friday, Penn State and Lightsource BP broke ground on the Commonwealth’s largest solar purchase. “The 70-megawatt project further supports Penn State’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020 and to diversify the University’s energy portfolio through the incorporation of solar power, aligning with the Penn State Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship … More Penn State set a climate goal they are reaching
The 2030 date to achieve the Paris climate target has inspired new engagement in climate solutions. Many of us wonder, “Is this goal within reach?” The answer is “yes,” if we engage with passion and intelligence right where we live. This fall, I will be out and about speaking to campuses and communities about this as part … More Want to Solve Climate By 2030? Let’s talk.
This is an excerpt from my piece on the Climate Action at Penn State, a blog highlighting climate solutions, research, and other efforts at Penn State. What am I passionate about? Or maybe a better question is: what do I want to invest in? One’s investments say a lot about a person. I try to make … More If the climate is a concert, what part do I play?
Webinar: A Solar PPA Designed for Positive Externalities on July 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT My colleague, Meghan Hoskins from Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, Elizabeth Johnson from The Nature Conservancy, PA and Emilie Wangerman from Lightsource BP will share the rationale for and process of including criteria for institutional benefits, community benefits, and … More Join me for “A Solar PPA Designed for Positive Externalities”
June 24 was my final meet as a Ferguson Township supervisor. For the last three and a half years, I’ve had the good fortune of serving the people, land, waters, and–I hope–other creatures of our area. It was a bittersweet evening. While I am excited to be moving on to take the next step in … More Farewell, Ferguson Township Board
Could Pennsylvania’s solar industry beat out Florida’s this year? The industry is on the verge of breaking out across the Commonwealth. Companies have filed about 1,000 MW for new solar capacity in Pennsylvania. For perspective, there is more solar power getting ready to go than Florida Power and Light has planned this year. In Pennsylvania, … More Pennsylvania’s emerging solar power(house)
As many people have noted in the last 24 hours, Robert Mueller has said that he could not exonerate the president, is unable to charge him, and Congress can begin impeachment. If you’ve read Volume II of the Mueller Report, you are well aware that Mr. Trump attempted to obstruct justice on at least eleven … More Hamilton is knocking on Congress’s door? Will they answer?
My story, “Only the Ancestors Bring Fire” is available on The Short Edition. They love sharing short stories and have provided a platform online for doing just that. The story: A few years ago, I was mountain biking on Tussey Trail with my friend Paul. We scrabbled over the rocks of the portion we call the Extension … More “Only the Ancestors Bring Fire” on the Short Edition
Two of my poems are featured in the Spring 2019 edition of The Watershed Journal. They’ve assembled submissions by writers from northwestern Pennsylvania. All of our pieces celebrate our place in northern Appalachia, some with folk wisdom like “Today” by Greg Clary and others with a nice convoluted wit like “Wait Not” by Byron Hoot. My poem … More “Vespers” and “Memorial Day” in The Watershed Journal
Next week, the Centre County Commissioners will consider moving forward on a 1.2 MW solar array. There is some concern that they may not. They need to know that we, the people of Centre County, want a solar future. The agenda item is as follows. 1. Commissioners – Solar energy power service agreement with Centre … More Will the Centre County Commissioners do the right thing on solar?