Pennsylvanians’ electric bills, on average, increased more than 70 percent between December 2020 and 2022. While the commonwealth is rich in natural resources—and the second-largest exporter of energy in the nation—onerous regulations get in the way of unleashing the state’s full energy potential. What’s worse, Pennsylvania is heading towards implementing a new tax on carbon that will further kneecap production and increase energy costs for families. Elected officials should preserve Pennsylvania as a national leader in energy by rejecting the new tax and reviewing other costly regulations.

Energy

Shapiro Energy Policy Is a Formula for Expensive Electricity

  • Gordon Tomb
  • May 7, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Pennsylvania voters are increasingly concerned about rising energy costs. According to recent polling, 80 percent of Pennsylvanians say their utility bills have climbed…

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Energy

Andre Beliveau: EPA Carbon Emissions Rule in PA

  • André Béliveau
  • May 3, 2024

EPA’s Latest Carbon Emissions Rule Is a Raw Deal for Pennsylvanians. New federal regulation would devastate Pennsylvania’s energy industry, increase electric bills, and undermine energy reliability.

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Education

Voters Aren’t Buying What Shapiro Is Selling

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 28, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania As inflation persists, Pennsylvania voters are rejecting increased government spending, according to new polling data released by the Commonwealth Foundation. Inflation and the rising cost of…

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Energy

EPA’s Latest Carbon Emissions Rule Is a Raw Deal for Pennsylvanians

  • April 26, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., April 26, 2024 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unilaterally issued a final rule establishing draconian carbon dioxide emission standards, targeting coal and new natural gas power plants. The rule,…

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Education

Don’t ignore the destructive ideas coming out of Harrisburg

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 26, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty It’s a presidential election year, with voters riveted on national politics and issues. Inflation — caused by federal deficit spending — and immigration consistently…

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Education

Charles Mitchell | On Offense in Pennsylvania

  • Charles Mitchell
  • April 25, 2024

Charles Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Commonwealth Foundation. Charles grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs in a family of railroaders, teachers, and small…

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Education

Nate Benefield on The Dawn Stensland Show: Common Ground Poll Breakdown

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 18, 2024

The juxtaposition between the lack of support for Shapiro’s budget proposal (29%) and the massive support for his unfulfilled campaign promises—like Lifeline Scholarships (77%), lowering the business tax rate (81%),…

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Education

Governor’s campaign slogans won’t fix Pa.

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 8, 2024

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Though elected in 2022, Gov. Josh Shapiro remains stuck in campaign mode, offering one empty platitude after another while avoiding the hard work…

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Energy

PACER & PRESS Analysis

  • André Béliveau
  • April 1, 2024

Overview Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a healthy skepticism of carbon taxes before proposing his own carbon tax scheme. His new energy agenda centers around the Pennsylvania Climate…

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Energy

Pennsylvania Governor Flirts with Reckless ‘Green’ Initiatives

  • March 28, 2024

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro is attempting to rebrand big-government environmental programs that threaten “the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and the economic vitality of one of the nation’s…

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Energy

Pennsylvania Governor Flirts with Reckless ‘Green’ Initiatives

  • André Béliveau
  • March 27, 2024

Originally published at National Review In efforts to keep the war drums of climate alarmism beating, Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro is employing one reckless acronym after another: RGGI, PACER, and…

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Energy

Shapiro’s Senseless Expansion of Alternative Energy

  • Gordon Tomb
  • March 26, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal In 2004, Pennsylvania implemented one of the most aggressive mandates to adopt wind and solar energy. At the time, less than 1 percent…

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Energy

André Béliveau on the Dawn Stensland Show 3.25.2024

  • André Béliveau
  • March 25, 2024

A significant majority of Pennsylvania voters (80 percent) say their household energy bills have increased over the past two years, including 34 percent who say their bills have increased “a…

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Energy

Avoiding Deadly Blackouts

  • David Wojick
  • March 25, 2024

Summary Pennsylvania urgently needs a plan to restore grid reliability and prevent electricity blackouts from extreme cold weather. Winter Storm Elliot in 2022 almost brought widespread blackouts, but it was…

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