Last month, nearly 100 people showed up for a hearing about The Sustainability of PGW. Who were they? People concerned about the climate crisis, renewable energy advocates, environmental justice advocates, economic justice advocates. They included experts from academic institutions, renowned research centers, and representatives from the City and PGW. They had all waited months for … Continue reading Transforming PGW into a Municipal Utility for the Next Century
Another fossil fuel project being voted on. Extending our dependence on fossil fuels for another 25 years. The public testified at a hearing on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 on bill number 181063. The hearing was scheduled by Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities. The Committee chair is Council member Kenyatta Johnson, and the co-chair … Continue reading Testimony at February 27th 2019 City Council session
In mid-September, the Philadelphia Inquirer alerted us that our city’s publicly owned gas utility, PGW, has signed a deal to move forward with a LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility at its Passyunk plant. 350 Philly and allies are challenging this project, because it will expand the production and use of fossil fuels. The rapidly … Continue reading The Passyunk Energy Center?! Just Say No!