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Video Recording


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About the Program











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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 an in-person conference that will feature individual talks and panel discussions 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!

Program Outline

8:15 to 9:00

Registration, Networking, and Breakfast


9:00 to 9:15

Quick Update: Revisiting Hydrogen Energy and CCUS – Where Are We Today?

     Adam Walters, Senior Advisor, Pa. Office of Energy


9:15 to 10:00

Panel Discussion 1: Hydrogen Energy and Appalachia

     Moderated by Michael Docherty, Executive Director, Allegheny Energy Future              

     Jean Mosites, Energy Attorney, Babst Calland

     Eric Rondeau, Head of North American Innovation Center, Alstom

     Adam Walters, Senior Advisor, Pa. Office of Energy


10:00 to 11:00                         

Panel Discussion 2: Carbon Capture- Points Source, DAC, and Storage

     Moderated by Dr. Corey Young, Director, W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management                   Kris Carter, Assistant Pa. geologist, Pennsylvania Geological Survey 

     Timothy Fout, Senior Research Engineer, National Energy Technology Laboratory

     Richard Negrin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


11:00 to 11:15                       



11:15 to 12:00

Panel Discussion 3: Transforming the Regional Economy

     Moderated by Grant Ervin, Pittsburgh Director of ESG and Innovation, S&B USA Construction

     Mike Butler, Mid-Atlantic Region Director, Consumer Energy Alliance

     Rich Cleveland, Development Director, Greene County

     Joy Ruff, Executive Director, Local Government Academy

     Kevin Sunday, Policy Advisor, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


12:00 to 12:15                        

Closing remarks      

Speakers and Moderators

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Weren't Able to Attend in 2022? 

If you weren't able to attend our event on Oct 4 or if you need to reference materials discussed, please feel free to access the presentations and documents below. 

Hydrogen Fundamentals- Dr. Nate Weiland

Hydrogen/CCUS in PA- Kris Carter

Keynote Address- Dr. Debbie Stine

PA Roadmap Fact Sheet

Harnessing Hydrogen Final Report

Read the final document summarizing key findings from the CEPM's inaugural summit on hydrogen energy and CCUS

Harnessing Hydrogen Policy Brief

Read the policy brief based on research and information gathered at the CEPM's inaugural summit on hydrogen energy and CCUS

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