Renewable energy is a priority for public health. Not only do fossil fuels contribute to climate change, but their pollution also affects public health in ways large and small. PSR Pennsylvania supports the transition to clean energy to protect our communities.
Beyond just promoting renewable energy, PSR supports a 'just transition' that does not leave poor and minority communities behind and at continued or greater risk. Thanks to the US Climate Action Network, PSR Pennsylvania and our partner EQAT are working to support this transition.
See the infographic below on the benefits of a just transition to us all:
In addition to promoting renewable energy, we must also prioritize energy efficiency and and that means using our energy grid as much as possible. The US energy grid is far cleaner than it was just a decade ago, with renewable energy like Wind and Solar making up bigger and bigger shares of our energy production. Meanwhile, use of Coal has fallen steadily. To make best use of these gains PSR Pennsylvania also promotes the use of electric home appliances - most notably Heat Pumps and Induction Ranges. These products are both very energy efficient AND utilize cleaner grid electricity, rather than burning harmful gas in your home. Thanks to our partners at PSR National and the Energy Foundation, we are able to support these technologies.
See the infographic to learn more about the benefits of Heat Pumps and induction cook tops:
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Need for Clean Energy Transition
Nuclear weapons abolition has been a core issue since our inception. PSR PA amplifies the health professional voice to increase and broaden grassroots support for nuclear weapons abolition and to cultivate legislative initiatives to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons.