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State of Renewable Energy in the Region: A Focus on Wind and Solar

July 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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Featured Panelists:

Hayley Book, Deputy Policy Director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Abby Watson, Government Affairs and Commnunications Manager, Gamesa & Women in Wind Energy

Lisa Jacobson, President, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Lisa Jacobson serves as the President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Jacobson has advised states and federal policymakers on energy, tax, air quality and climate change issues.  She  is a member of the Department of Energy’s State Energy Efficiency steering committee.  Ms. Jacobson has testified before Congress and has represented clean energy industries before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Prior to her position with the BCSE, Ms. Jacobson was a legislative aide to the U.S. Congress; received a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Additional Speakers Include: Nancy Kunkle, Smart Energy Initiative and Joy Bergey, A Renewable America

Presentation Topics:

  • Overview of Key Solar and Wind Projects in the State
  • How will our regional energy sector help achieve Pennsylvania climate goals
  • Current trends and innovations in wind, solar, and other renewable energy technology compared to gas and nuclear
  • Wind energy investment trends

Light refreshments and networking will begin at 8:00 AM. The program will begin at 8:30 AM.


July 27, 2016
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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