Energy and Environment Program

About the Program

Our Energy and Environment program conducts research on the way energy extraction and production impact the health and quality of the natural environment.

Recent Work

Stay tuned for more information on our specific research projects in the Energy and Environment program. We will be adding information as we build out our brand new website. Below are selected highlights from our latest work.

Related Work

PSE in the Media February 20, 2017

Fossil fuels foe calls proposed pipelines ‘climate disasters’

Citing PSE study data, an organization that describes its mission as exposing the true costs of fossil fuels contends that two proposed pipelines “would together contribute as much greenhouse gas pollution as 45 coal-fired power plants.”

The Roanoke Times

PSE in the Media January 25, 2017

Gas production worries environmentalists

Article cites PSE-authored research report, including a quote by report author Renee Santoro, showing the climate impacts of new development on the Pennsylvania portion of the Marcellus Shale.

The Weirton Daily Times

Presentations October 27, 2015

The science of shale gas/oil: The latest evidence on leaky wells, methane emissions, and energy Policy

Tony Ingraffea presents at Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Energy Colloquia at Purdue University, October 27, 2015.

Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, PE

PSE in the Media August 26, 2015

Krieger & Shonkoff: Strong methane rule required to fully realize Clean Power Plan benefits

PSE Healthy Energy outlines the important science behind the need for a strengthened EPA Methane Pollution Standard in order to achieve the Administration's greenhouse gas reduction goals in the Clean Power Plan.

The Hill

Presentations May 4, 2015

The Science of Fracking

The Science of Fracking: Inquiring Minds Podcast with Chris Mooney

PSE Staff

Presentations April 15, 2015

Still a Bridge to Nowhere: Methane Emissions and the Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Natural Gas

Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, PE, Renee Santoro

Technical Reports January 23, 2015

U.S. Methane Mitigation 2015: A Review of Climate and Public Health Impacts

The U.S. EPA, in response to the Obama Administration's mandate for methane emission reductions, released its plan to cut emissions from the oil and gas industry by 40% - 45% from the 2012 baseline. Response to the proposal has been mixed with many environmental groups immediately applau

PSE Staff