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W&J's Center for Energy Policy and Management Convenes

OCTOBER 4, 2022 

Sponsored By

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While hydrogen energy and carbon capture utilization/storage present tremendous opportunities for the tri-state region, the path forward is unclear. Several economic, regulatory, and technological challenges to development and deployment exist. Furthermore, local and regional governmental bodies lack a knowledge base to assess the costs and benefits of the burgeoning industry. 

Harnessing Hydrogen is a day-long event that will feature individual talks, panel discussions, and interest-specific breakout sessions related to the development of hydrogen energy within the Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia area. The event will be held by the Center for Energy Policy & Management, which strives to provide credible, impartial, and accessible information on the region’s most salient energy topics.

Attendees will gain valuable information about land use impacts, permitting issues, regional economic development, and more!

Recent Hydrogen Highlights: 

Pore Space: The Next Leasing Frontier for Pennsylvania Landowners? By Robert J. Burnett

Development of Hydrogen Hub offers benefits, obstacles PA House

Event Details

October 4, 2022.

Opening remarks will begin at 9:00 am. The event will conclude at 3:00 pm.

The event will be held at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA in the James David Ross Family Recreation Center.


9:00      Welcome
9:10      Panel Discussion 1: Fundamentals of Hydrogen Energy and Carbon Capture
10:00    Panel Discussion 2: Challenges & Opportunities for Creating a Regional H2/CCS Hub
10:45    Break
11:00    Panel Discussion 3: Governance Issues and the Regulatory Landscape
12:00    Lunch
12:45    Keynote Address, Dr. Deborah D. Stine
1:10      Break Out Sessions
              Group A: Discussion about local/regional governmental bodies and their roles in hydrogen                energy development
              Group B: Discussion about industry affairs, finance, and technology deployment
2:15      Next Steps: Developing a Research and Policy Agenda
3:00      Dismiss

**Continuing Legal Education for attorneys has been accredited by the Washington County Bar Association for 5 hours of substantive CLE credit for the states of PA, WV, and OH. Register for CLE credit at www.washcobar.org, 'Upcoming Events.'**

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

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Harnessing Hydrogen will convene stakeholders from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Non-profit leaders, academic institutions, public officials,  businesses, and industry professionals are encouraged to attend.