Harnessing Hydrogen: Exploring Local & Regional Opportunities in Appalachia

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Harnessing Hydrogen: Exploring Local & Regional Opportunities in Appalachia

Harnessing Hydrogen will feature several talks on hydrogen energy and carbon capture by thought-leaders and professionals.

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Rossin Ballroom 60 S Lincoln St Washington, PA 15301

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Harnessing Hydrogen: Exploring Local & Regional Opportunities in Appalachia

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, local government responsibilities, permitting issues, regional economic development, and more!

Event Details:

When: Tuesday October 4, 2022 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Where: Rossin Ball Room @ Washington & Jefferson College


9:00 Welcome from CEPM Director, Corey Young, DPA

9:10 Panel Discussion 1: Fundamentals of Hydrogen Energy and Carbon Capture

Dr. Nate Weiland, Senior Fellow, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Kristin Carter, Assistant State Geologist, Pa. Geological Survey

10:00 Panel Discussion 2: Challenges & Opportunities for Creating a Regional H2/CCS Hub

Moderator: Michael Docherty, Executive Director, In-2-Market

Stphanie Curran, Energy Transition Solutions, Equinor

Adam Walters, Senior Advisor, Pa. Office of Energy

Matt Cybulski, Managing Director, Energy and Chemicals, JobsOhio

10 50 Break

11:00 Panel Discussion 3: Governance Issues and the Regulatory Landscape

Part 1 - Overview of emerging federal and state governance and regulatory Issues

Jesse Richardson, lead land use attorney, WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic

Kevin Garber, Energy Management Team, Babst Calland

Max Kieba, engineering supervisor, U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

11:40 Part 2 - Governance and Regulatory Issues in Pa. and on the Local Level

Rep. Josh Kail, member, Pa. House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Rep. Nick Pisciottano, member, Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee

Dr. Kenya Johns, Mayor of the City of Beaver Falls

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Keynote Address

Dr. Debbie Stine, founder, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Analysis

1:45 Break Out Session Overview and Logistics from CEPM Director, Corey Young, DPA

1:50 Break Out Sessions

Group A: Discussion about local/regional governmental bodies and their roles in hydrogen energy development

Moderator: Joy Ruff, Executive Director, Local Government Academy

Group B: Discussion about industry affairs, finance, and technology deployment

Moderators: Corey Young, DPA, CEPM and Max Drickey, Energy Policy Fellow, Team PA Foundation

2:50 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.'**

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