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Philadelphians hope that the new owner of the former PES Refinery, Hilco, will make good on its promise to repurpose the site as a logistic hub.
Addressing the COVID crisis and climate change shouldn’t be viewed as an either/or proposition. As countries intensify their climate commitments they can simultaneously put in place tools for post-COVID economic recovery.
The National Flood Insurance Program should actively help reduce aggregate flood risk in the United States by facilitating voluntary buyouts and managed retreats.
How Trump's rollbacks on fuel standards weaken the value proposition of electric vehicles.
One year ago, Philadelphia was rocked by an explosion at the PES refinery. On the anniversary, we consider the local risks inherent in our energy system and the inequity that often accompanies it.
The Green New Deal allows us to mitigate and adapt to climate change, create millions of good jobs, and ensure no one is left behind.
By utilizing tools like mode shifts, investment in public spaces, and energy savings, cities can emerge from the COVID crisis more resilient than before.
Though Trump recently pledged to join the WEF’s Trillion Trees initiative, his attempts to lift protections on U.S. forests undermine the initiative's goal of climate change mitigation.
What effect will U.S. sanctions and new EU gas market regulation have on the Russian natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2?
In the face of rising waste production and demand for clean energy, gasification could present a promising waste-to-energy solution.