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Pennsylvania's Climate Moment
Pitt's Center for Energy hosts forum to discuss the role of nuclear power in decarbonization plans
Three Mile Island (pictured) is scheduled to close this year. Beaver Valley Power Station is set for closure in 2021. (Shutterstock)

Forty-two percent of Pennsylvania’s electricity is generated by nuclear plants, but that percentage may decline as a result of the announced closure of two of Pennsylvania’s five nuclear plants in 2019 and 2021, respectively. To explore what impact those closures will have on the Commonwealth's energy portfolio, as well as on decarbonization plans, the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy will host a special forum, "Pennsylvania's Climate Moment," on Friday, March 8 from 11:00am - 12:30 pm in Posvar 3911

  • Heng Ban, PhD
    R.K. Mellon Professor in Energy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Director of the Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program
    University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
  • Hillary Bright
    Director, State Policies
    Blue Green Alliance
  • Sam Ressin
    Former President
    University of Pittsburgh Climate Stewardship Society
  • Kathleen Robertson
    Senior Manager of Environmental Policy and Wholesale Market Development
    Exelon
  • John Walliser
    Senior Vice-President, Legal Affairs
    Pennsylvania Environmental Council

For more information, contact the Center for Energy at 412-624-7476 or centerforenergy@engr.pitt.edu.

 

2/26/2019

Contact: Paul Kovach