The CEPM organizes and sponsors events across southwestern Pennsylvania geared toward education citizens and public officials on various aspects of energy development. Learn more about what the SGKH has to offer below.


High Demand, Uncertain Supply: Critical Minerals in Renewable Energy (Webinar)

The hour-long webinar will feature Dr. Nedal T. Nassar, chief of the Materials Flow Analysis Section at the National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

With the continuing increase in the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and batteries for electric vehicles and storage, the need for critical minerals such as arsenic, magnesium, graphite, lithium and rare earth metals will also rise. While the energy produced by renewables is carbon-free, the minerals needed to build the solar panels, wind turbines and batteries still must be mined, and the U.S. is wholly or heavily dependent on foreign countries, including China, Canada, and Mexico, for much of the supply. This presents both national security and environmental concerns.

Dr. Nassar will discuss these critical minerals, and the national security challenges that the U.S. faces in securing an adequate supply, finding new technologies to produce them, and ways to meet environmental goals and recycle

The Washington County Bar Association will offer continuing legal education credit for its members attending the seminar. 

To register for the program, please click HERE


6/23 Webinar- Part 2 of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Shale Gas Development Series

The Shale Gas Knowledge Hub hosted a webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, that featured Pittsburgh-area attorney, Joseph Morascyzk. During the program, Attorney Morascyzk discussed current and future economic conditions and how they will impact property owners whose land is leased for gas development and land owners who are receiving royalty payments from gas development. This was the second installment of a three-part series on the effects of COVID-19 on shale gas development.  

6/16 Webinar- Part 1 of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Shale Gas Development Series

The Shale Gas Knowledge Hub hosted a webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, that featured Daniel J. Weaver, president and executive director of the Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association, the state’s largest and oldest oil and gas trade association representing the full industry.Weaver provided an overview of the shale gas industry in our region, the evolving economic situation, and the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. The program was the first part of the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub's three-part series on the impacts of COVID-19 on the shale gas development. 


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