FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lindsay Baxter, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Date: November 30th, 2016
Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) announced today that it has received a $7,500 grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) in support of its upcoming conference “Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future.” The event, to be held March 15th & 16th in downtown Pittsburgh, will feature national speakers and Pennsylvania-based experts to discuss deep decarbonization of Pennsylvania’s electricity sector.
“Deep decarbonization focuses on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80% or more by mid-century, which is in line with what the world’s top scientists recommend,” said conference organizer Lindsay Baxter, PEC’s Program Manager for Energy and Climate. “The conference will drive home why this target is so important, and how Pennsylvania might get there in a way that balances environmental, economic, and equity impacts.”
Speakers will explore four potential paths to decarbonizing the state’s power sector: renewable energy, nuclear power, energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage. A key goal of the event is to bring together practitioners from all sectors, including industry, higher education, government, and NGOs.
“The Sustainable Energy Fund is excited to be a partner in this conversation,” SEF President John Costlow said. “Our work with energy efficiency, renewable energy, and education pairs well with the intent of this event.”
SEF joins several other Pennsylvania sustainable energy funds in supporting the conference, including the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, the Metropolitan Edison Sustainable Energy Fund, and the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund.
Online registration and more information are available at www.pec-climate.org. Early-bird pricing is available through January 3rd.
About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real world solutions for environmental challenges. These solutions bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. PEC was founded in 1970 and serves the entire state through offices in Luzerne, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
For more information, visit www.pecpa.org.
About the Sustainable Energy Fund
Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that assists energy users in overcoming educational, financial and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future: a future in which energy is harvested, converted, distributed and utilized in a manner that allows all to meet their energy needs now without compromising the ability of their children and grandchildren to meet their needs.
For more information, visit www.thesef.org.
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