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Gov. Shapiro promised 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Will that happen?

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) waffled on hot-button climate issues on the campaign trail — walking a fine line on fracking and neglecting to take a stance on a state cap-and-trade program for the power sector. But on one issue, he was resolute: By 2030, 30% of the energy sold in Pennsylvania would come from renewable sources, up from 8% now, he pledged.

One year after the toxic train derailment, is East Palestine safe? Depends on whom you ask.

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. By Eve Andrews If there hadn’t been construction planned for the bridge that crosses over Leslie Run, one of the creeks that runs through the middle of East Palestine, Ohio, Rick Tsai and Randy DeHaven might not have noticed the worst contamination they’d …

Opinion: Storing carbon underground is risky. Allowing storage companies to shed liability makes it even riskier.

Joseph Otis Minott, Special to the Capital-Star December 19, 2023 Carbon capture and storage technology is designed to remove carbon dioxide from industrial processes and then store it underground. It’s been touted as a climate change solution. Yet as with any new, unproven innovation, it’s hard to know what to expect from carbon capture and storage. …