Apr 3: PennFuture's Clean Energy conference

PennFuture will host two global warming conferences at opposite ends of the Commonwealth. First, we’ll be in the Southwest talking about how clean energy can lead to a cool Pittsburgh. Then we’ll be in the Northeast to discuss global warming and its potential to wreck recreation. Details on our region's event are below.

Southwest Pennsylvania
Clean Energy for a Cool Pittsburgh
Sunday, April 3, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Registration, networking and refreshments
from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Duquesne University
Power Center, 1015 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Space at this conference is limited, so register today.

For information about exhibit space, contact Tiffany Hickman at 412-258-6682.
(free for allied public interest organizations)

Changing how we use energy and what kinds of energy we use are the most important things we can do to combat global warming and clean our air. The Pittsburgh region can lead and build our clean energy economy and create green jobs or we can ignore the problem and lag behind, continuing our legacy of creating deadly pollution that causes our children and jobs to leave the area.

This conference provides a road map for a cleaner future, with national and local experts in clean energy, electricity generation, transportation and buildings leading the charge. You’ll leave the event empowered with the information you need to take action personally and to create the vitally needed new policies in the Pittsburgh region, statewide and nationally.

Our speakers include:

  • Kate Gordon, vice president for energy policy at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, DC-based organization that addresses 21st century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education and health care. Most recently, Gordon was the co-director of the national Apollo Alliance, where she still serves as senior policy advisor
  • U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-Allegheny), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the subcommittees onCommunications and Technology and Energy and Power. Doyle is one of the founders and co-chairs of the House Distributed Generation Caucus
  • John Hanger, Esq., former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; former commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; founding president of PennFuture
  • Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., director of sustainability at the Beard Institute, Duquesne University
  • Jim Spencer, president and CEO of Everpower, a developer of utility-grade wind projects with offices in Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore. and Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Christine Mondor, co-principal of Evolve Environment Architecture; called a “warrior” for cutting-edge environmental architecture who seeks in her words “the Holy Grail of design -- affordable, contemporary, green”
  • Illah R. Nourbakhsh, professor of robotics, head of the Robotics Masters Program and director of the CREATE Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colin Huwyler, CEO of Fossil Free Fuel
  • Joe Morinville, owner of Energy Independent Solutions
  • Jan Jarrett, president and CEO of PennFuture

Conference is free to PennFuture members and students (with ID); $10 for all others. Space is limited and registration is required.

Parking is available at the facility. Click here for full details.

Register today so you don’t miss it!

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