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

Governor Shapiro’s Disastrous Carbon Tax Hurts Families, Breaks Promises

  • March 13, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., March 13, 2024 — Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced plans for an economy-wide “cap-and-invest” carbon pricing program, the Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction Act (PACER)—a massive new tax that would substantially…

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Energy

Some Pa. Democrats are pushing back against eco-fundamentalism

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 28, 2024

Originally published at The Hill In a sign of how far left the Democratic Party has veered, once-avowed progressives are now hesitant to embrace eco-fundamentalism — the dogmatic ideology that…

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Energy

Biden’s Electric Bus to Nowhere

  • André Béliveau
  • February 20, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Pennsylvania lore talks of the fabled bus to nowhere—a mythical vehicle that provides rides to lost souls. And, by the looks of it,…

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Education

Gov. Shapiro’s budget shoves Pennsylvania in the wrong direction

  • Nathan Benefield
  • February 17, 2024

Originally published at The Patriot-News Pennsylvania’s population is shrinking as working-age families move away to other states. State policymakers’ most important challenge is how to make our commonwealth…

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Energy

How states can lead the charge on energy affordability and reliability

  • André Béliveau
  • February 16, 2024

Originally published at the Washington Examiner To challenge the Left’s environmental radicalism, we need a prudent vision for an environmentally friendly but reliable electric grid that delivers…

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Education

If Josh Shapiro wants to compete with Ohio, he needs to imitate Ohio

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • February 12, 2024

Originally published at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Josh Shapiro is right: Pennsylvania is losing to Ohio. In the last two years, Pennsylvania witnessed a net loss of 2,425 residents and…

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Education

Key Takeaways from Governor’s 2024 Budget Proposal

  • Nathan Benefield
  • February 7, 2024

Key Points Gov. Josh Shapiro’s startling spending increases and myriad of new initiatives would explode the budget deficit and invite massive tax hikes on working families in the coming years.

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Education

Stefano: Do-nothing Dems in the Pa. House hold bipartisan reforms hostage

  • February 6, 2024

Pennsylvania is losing people and industries to other states as a result of the state’s “crippling economic policies,” writes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano in her Monday Inquirer …

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Education

How Gov. Shapiro Can Help ‘Every Child of God’

  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • February 2, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania “I believe every child of God deserves a shot here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said last year, “and one of the…

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Energy

Commonwealth Foundation Urges Gov. Shapiro: Reject New Energy Taxes

  • January 23, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 23, 2024 — Today, the Commonwealth Foundation launched a new ad campaign holding Gov. Josh Shapiro accountable for his broken promise on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The…

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Energy

A Federal Power Grid Would be Everyone’s Worst Nightmare

  • Gordon Tomb
  • January 12, 2024

Originally published at the Delaware Valley Journal When a cold snap in December 2022 caused widespread power outages, central planners eagerly called upon the federal government to play a…

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Energy

Are ‘green’ agendas carrying governors to political cliffs?

  • Gordon Tomb
  • January 3, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon are riding the same “green energy” horse, trotting into the sunset — or toward…

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Energy

How PA Can Prevent Deadly Blackouts

  • Gordon Tomb
  • December 19, 2023

Originally published in the Delaware Valley Journal Having heard witnesses say America’s largest power grid remains unreliable nearly a year after a close call with blackouts last Christmas, Pennsylvania…

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Energy

Gov. Shapiro wants unilateral power to commit the state to climate agreements

  • Nathan Benefield
  • December 13, 2023

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette During a recent black-tie affair in a Manhattan ballroom, Gov. Josh Shapiro encouraged Pennsylvania lawmakers to embrace bipartisanship. “It doesn’t just last a weekend,…

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