Energy Solutions

The way we produce, transport and use energy is a challenge to The Nature Conservancy’s mission not just because of greenhouse gas emissions, but also because of the direct impacts energy infrastructure has on our forests, streams and wildlife.

In the coming years, energy development will be the main reason we lose natural lands. And it’s not just about drilling sites. As many as 25,000 miles of new natural gas pipelines will be built in Pennsylvania by 2030, fragmenting our forests and degrading our streams.

The Nature Conservancy is
 a recognized authority on the impacts of energy development. Our pioneering study, the “Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment,” forecasts the likely cumulative impacts of shale gas development on our state and region’s forests, water and wildlife. One alarming finding: most of the remaining high-quality native brook trout streams in the state are in areas likely to see intense gas development.

We’ve developed cutting-edge tools to reduce the land and water impacts of energy development, and we’re advising industry and governments on how to use them.

Connect with us to stay informed about our energy work in Pennsylvania, throughout the Central Appalachians region, and across North America.


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