PSE in the Media

Providing scientific perspective on energy-related issues is built into PSE’s mission. “PSE in the Media” features a selection of media coverage on our research and expert commentary. For media relations assistance, go to the Press Room.

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PSE in the Media September 7, 2021

Climate Activists Condemn $170M in Public Bonds for Gas Plant

A recent study by the nonprofit research group Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy suggests that peaker plants in Massachusetts are good targets for replacement with solar power and batteries.

RTO Insider

PSE in the Media August 24, 2021

Flighting climate change for low-income communities in Southern Nevada

The study, done by Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, highlights that reducing greenhouse gas emissions isn’t enough. Efforts also need to focus on decarbonization - an economy built with low-carbon power sources.


PSE in the Media August 22, 2021

Nevada groups focus on climate impact on diverse communities

Several organizations in Nevada led by women of color have banded together to shed light on the ways the state’s low-income and diverse communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution.

Associated Press

PSE in the Media August 18, 2021

Women of color lead fight to bring climate justice to low-income Las Vegans

In Las Vegas, several local organizations that focus on climate justice are driven by the people the issues affect. In particular, women of color like Washington have taken a stance in defending the communities they are a part of.

Las Vegas Sun

PSE in the Media August 5, 2021

How to cut carbon emissions while advancing environmental justice in the US West

New reports warn of potential disconnects between climate policy and energy equity — and lay out a path to the policy sweet spot.

Canary Media

PSE in the Media July 7, 2021

Berkeley Lab’s black carbon sensors enable air quality monitoring to understand the impacts of diesel trucks in Richmond, California

Berkeley Lab scientists are teaming with Oakland-based nonprofit Physicians, Scientists and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy to install sensors that will give residents data to understand air pollution sources and patterns.

Berkeley Lab

PSE in the Media June 2, 2021

Could batteries replace a proposed peaker plant in Massachusetts?

As a municipal power supplier pauses plans to build a natural gas peaker plant, advocates are urging its backers to consider battery storage instead, but questions remain about whether it’s practical for the site.

Energy News Network

PSE in the Media May 11, 2021

Proposed Natural Gas Plant In Peabody On Hold, For Now

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) paused plans to build a natural gas power plant in Peabody to address concerns raised by local residents and advocacy groups.


PSE in the Media May 3, 2021

Law meant to push drilling further from houses had little impact, study finds

Despite a 2012 Pennsylvania law creating a 500-foot setback from houses and other structures for new oil and gas wells, companies have drilled hundreds of wells within that 500-foot distance, a new study found.

StateImpact Pennsylvania

PSE in the Media May 3, 2021

Loopholes undermine fracking setback rules — study

A Pennsylvania law designed to protect the public against harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing is not working as intended and is riddled with loopholes, according to new research.

E&E News

PSE in the Media April 29, 2021

Harvard study says tighter oil, gas rules that allow exemptions make little difference

Study reviews Pennsylvania law; officials say new Colorado rules differ from the Keystone State’s law.

Denver Post

PSE in the Media April 19, 2021

The Promising Future Of Battery Storage On The U.S. Grid

Battery storage is becoming a more viable tool for meeting peaks in energy demand — and it could do it in a greener, healthier way than fossil plants.