Friday, February 16, 2024

Ohio River Valley Institute Feb. 22 Webinar To Announce A Roadmap For Industrial Decarbonization In Pennsylvania

On February 22, the
Ohio River Valley Institute will host a webinar to announce a new Roadmap for Industrial Decarbonization in Pennsylvania starting at 3:00 p.m.

Strategies identified in a new industrial decarbonization roadmap would slash carbon emissions by 84% by 2050 in Pennsylvania, achieving crucial climate goals, yielding billions in annual savings, growing jobs, and improving public health, according to a new analysis prepared for the Ohio River Valley Institute. 

The roadmap describes how to transition away from fossil fuel generation, fast-track electrification, increase energy efficiency, and leverage new technologies, including material efficiency, fuel switching, and carbon capture.

“Continuing business-as-usual means sacrificing the health of our families, the well-being of our climate, and the strength of our economy,” said Joanne Kilgour, Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Institute. “Decarbonizing our industrial sector helps us build a better future for all Pennsylvanians, and our new analysis outlines how we can achieve unprecedented emissions reductions with an appropriate sense of urgency.”

Join the Ohio River Valley Institute, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Strategen Consulting for the release of “A Roadmap for Industrial Decarbonization in Pennsylvania,” the state’s first industrial decarbonization plan

Speakers will include--

-- Joanne Kilgour, Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Institute

-- Louie Krak, Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator for DEP

-- Joe Goodenbery, Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting

Click Here to register for the webinar and for more information.

For more information on their research, upcoming events and more, visit the Ohio River Valley Institute website or follow them on Facebook and TwitterClick Here to sign up for regular updates (bottom of the page).

Upcoming Event:

-- February 20-- Agenda Posted.  DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Committee webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Lindsay Byron, at or (717) 772-8951.  Read more here on the agenda.

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[Posted: February 16, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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