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Green energy projects in Pennsylvania highlighted on interactive map

The PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center released an interactive map that showcases green energy initiatives in Pennsylvania.

The nonprofit chose to highlight one renewable energy or energy efficient project in each county.

Northeast and central Pennsylvania is home to several wind farms and solar arrays, like Laurel Hill Wind Farm in Lycoming County and solar projects at Central Columbia School District School.

Passive houses, which require less energy to maintain heating and cooling systems, also exist in Susquehanna and Pike counties.

Bruce McNaught, resident of the passive house in Susquehanna County's Bridgewater Twp., said the building is almost 40 years old. Its heat is mostly generated in a sun room that is circulated throughout the house, he said during a media event on Tuesday.

“PA gets a bad rap as a fossil fuels state,” said climate field organizer Ellie Kerns. But PennEnvironment wants to show off how diverse projects have been launched in every corner of the state, she said.

The interactive map of Pennsylvania is now online.