SLOPE can show how energy and transportation burdens vary across a jurisdiction’s census tracts. Image from SLOPE with editing by Fred Zietz, NREL

SLOPE Illustrates Opportunities in Philadelphia’s Equitable Carbon Neutrality Quest

The city of Philadelphia has pledged carbon neutrality by 2050, and the State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform is illustrating opportunities to reach that goal equitably. Access to clean energy benefits is inequitable across the nation, and Philadelphia is no exception. Philadelphia is one of the most energy-burdened … [continued]

Itselectric Public Curbside EV charging. Image courtesy of itselectric.

Philadelphia Wins $1.47 Million Federal EV Grant

City Wins $1.47M Federal Grant for Workforce Development Pilot Program Focused on Creating Jobs for Diverse Citizenry in Electric Vehicle Industry “Ride and Drive Electric Grant” will help to launch “Plug In Philly” program PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia has been awarded $1.47 million in federal funds from the … [continued]

What’s A Gas Utility Without Gas?

The Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing this week to discuss the future of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the country’s largest municipally owned gas utility. The hearings follow the release of the highly anticipated PGW Business Diversification Study in December, which explored several decarbonization pathways and business implications for the … [continued]