Scrapbook Photo 06/10/24 - 100 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA:
Pennsylvania Gets Charged Up For Electric Vehicles At EV Policy Virtual Bootcamp

On August 6, the Electrification Coalition brought together 120 electric vehicle policymakers, industry experts, and advocates for an informative and collaborative day-long session about how to accelerate EVs in Pennsylvania.

This session was the first in a series of state EV Policy Bootcamps the EC is holding in the coming months across six states.

Participants at the bootcamp, heard from a wide array of state, national and industry leaders, including Admiral Dennis C. Blair, member of Securing America’s Future Energy’s Energy Security Leadership Council and former Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command.

Admiral Blair talked about the national security benefits of reducing our dependence on oil and the important role that electric vehicles play in that mission.

They also got a timely update about the Commonwealth’s efforts to advance electric vehicles from Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.

Additional sessions included updates on the national EV market, manufacturers’ perspectives on vehicle technology and policy pathways, ideas for addressing EV equity considerations, and policy gaps around charging infrastructure.

In the afternoon, the Coalition led a deep-dive discussion about a wide range of policy options to accelerate EVs in Pennsylvania. This conversation utilized the unique “fishbowl” format to gather comments and input from all participants in a lively discussion format.

Click Here to watch an on-demand video of the bootcamp.

It was great to have robust participation in the inaugural EV Policy Bootcamp for Pennsylvania. The Coalition is excited to work to accelerate EVs in the Keystone State!

For more information on EV policy, informative webinars and other resources, visit the Electrification Coalition website.

Related Articles:

-- DEP Unveils Plan To Increase Electric Vehicle Use In Pennsylvania

-- Report: PA Could Leverage 350 Company Electric Vehicle Supply Chain As Part Of COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

-- Senate Passes Clean Vehicle Infrastructure Bill, Now Moves To House

Related Articles This Week:

-- DEP Posts Proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulations Covering Power Plants 4 Weeks Before Sept. 15 EQB Meeting

-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee Holds Virtual Meeting Aug. 25 On Outlines Of 2021 Climate Impacts Assessment & Climate Action Plan

-- DEP Local Climate Action Program Helps Community Leaders Address Climate Change In 139 Municipalities

-- New PUC Report Indicates Severe Storms Drive Record Number of Power Outage Events Across Pennsylvania

-- Agenda Added - Senate Environmental Committee Holds Aug. 25 Hearing On Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

-- Agenda Added: House Environmental Committee To Hold Aug. 24 Hearing On Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

-- Report: Clean Energy Is A Leading Creator Of New Quality Jobs In Pennsylvania; Pandemic Caused A 16.2% Drop In Clean Energy Jobs In PA

-- PA Conservative Energy Forum Hosts Town Hall Supporting Bipartisan Community Solar Bills; $2 Billion In Investments Waiting For Passage

-- Report: PA Colleges, Universities Get High Marks For Renewable Energy Use

-- Germantown Daycare First Solar Project Financed By Philadelphia C-PACE

-- South Mountain Partnership Joins Shippensburg University Campus/Community Climate Task Force

-- Ohio River Valley Institute Announced To Promote Sustainable Economic Strategies In Ohio Valley, Western PA

[Posted: August 17, 2020]


Go To Preceding Article     Go To Next Article

Return to This PA Environment Digest's Main Page