Transforming PGW into a Municipal Utility for the Next Century

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

POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown

POWER, the interfaith group in Philadelphia, issued the following statement about SEPTA's Nicetown gas plant, questioned by citizens for over 2 years. Read it below, or click on letterhead at right for a printable copy.   Meanwhile, citizens invite all to attend the 3rd public hearing to question the AMS decision. Coming up this Tuesday … Continue reading POWER charges environmental racism in Nicetown

Our energy future – Responses to Citywide Clean Energy Vision

In November 2017, the City of Philadelphia published a draft document: Powering our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia (CEV). It’s a long-term vision that could achieve Mayor Kenney’s goals of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050 while emphasizing equity & health for all Philadelphians. The City’s Office of Sustainability (OOS) asked for feedback … Continue reading Our energy future – Responses to Citywide Clean Energy Vision

POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice

Dear Mayor Kenney, Thank you for your commitment to making Philadelphia a greener, more inclusive, and most importantly a racially equitable city for all. Through your pledge to a citywide transition to 100% renewable energy, your Rebuild proposal to create jobs and improve our libraries, parks and recreation centers, and for building a multi-racial coalition … Continue reading POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice