Pennsylvania Legacies #138

February 12, 2021
PEC Blog

Pittsburgh’s rivers made the city an industrial titan at a time when environmental damage was accepted as the price of progress. Now they’re being put back to work generating low cost, carbon-free electricity — without creating new environmental or land use impacts.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Paul Jacob of Rye Development join us for a conversation on low-impact hydropower, and why the County’s recently announced investment in a 17.8 MW hydro facility on the Ohio River is only the beginning.


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