Philadelphia’s Clean Energy Future is Now!

ECA's fall conference, Philadelphia's Clean Energy Future is Now, was a hit! We were proud to host representatives from utilities, neighborhoods, city and state government, healthy homes initiatives, climate activism, clean energy companies, and other groups. ECA's Executive director Liz Robinson was interviewed directly after the conference by KYW news, and a preliminary article is available here.

Coming Soon: Release Event for Philadelphia's Climate Adaptation Plan! The Mayor's Office of Sustainability will roll the plan out on December 1st. 

Referenced Documents:  80 by 50 Study80 by 50 Study Summary

Relevant News: Water Department's Bill Payment Assistance Program Passeed in City Council!

Speaker Slides: 

8:45 How does Pennsylvania Plan to Comply with the Clean Power Plan?
Commissioner Andrew Place, PA Public Utility Commission


9:20 80 by 50 Study: Reducing Philadelphia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80% by 2050
Patrick Gurian, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University

10:00 Update on Regional Energy Efficiency: Utility Sponsored Programs
Val Bullock, PECO; Kathy MacWilliams, PECO; Stu Jerue, PGW; Steve Luxton, Facilitator

10:45 Healthy Homes: What Is Working and How Can We Take It to Scale?
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Palak Raval-Nelson, Director, Environmental Health Services, Phila Dept. of Public Health

11:30 Energy Fit Philly Results and Lessons Learned
Liz Robinson, ECA

1:00 New Bill Payment Assistance Program for Low Income Water Customers
Joanne Dahme, Philadelphia Water Department
Rob Ballenger, Community Legal Services

1:45 Philadelphia’s Climate Adaptation Planning Process
Rich Freeh, City Energy Project Manager, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability