PEA Supports Affordable Housing

On November 29, 2016, PEA Executive Director Emily Schapira provided testimony to Philadelphia City Council in support of Bill #161014 to provide funding for Philadelphia’s Affordable Housing Preservation Programs. Below is a transcript of the testimony. TESTIMONY OF EMILY SCHAPIRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY My name is Emily Schapira, I’m the Executive Director of the […]

Philadelphia Energy Campaign Update

Philadelphia Energy Campaign: Scaling Up to Reduce Poverty, Create Jobs, and Fight Climate Change On October 27, 2016, Emily Schapira, PEA Executive Director, gave a briefing regarding the Energy Campaign to Philadelphia City Council. The briefing provided an overview of the campaign, update on progress to date, plans for job creation, current stakeholders, and ways for […]

September Preview: Energy Campaign Planning Period Ends

It’s September! We’re back to school, interns and fellows are transitioning in and out, we’ve hired staff and consultants, and the Philadelphia Energy Campaign’s 6-month planning period is ending. We are in the process of putting together our Campaign Roadmap, which will be released publicly in late October with a detailed path forward for each […]

North Philadelphia goes SOULAR!

By Laura Rigell, PEA Intern and Serenity Soular volunteer, Masters of City Planning candidate, Penn Design Many assume that only the wealthy care about “sustainability”, but low-income communities are taking ownership of the concept through the lens of environmental justice.  By bringing the benefits of solar power to North Philadelphia, Serenity Soular is challenging assumptions […]

PEA Board Meeting: May 25, 2016

The Philadelphia Energy Authority will hold a board meeting Wed., May 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM,at the Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business & Industry, Room C2-5, 1751 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Agenda items include budget, human resource and financial policy approval, and other business that may properly come before the board.  The public […]