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Upcoming Virtual Events

Optimizing Clean Energy for Cities, Companies, & Campuses with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – Three Leaders’ Perspectives| April 22, 11AM ET


You’ve heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – the SDGs – but how can you make them actionable for your company or your city? What does it mean for an organization to work towards “affordable and clean energy?” Join us to learn how Covestro, an international industry leader based in Pittsburgh, has leveraged the SDG framework to drive change and climate action, and how CMU is not only breaking new ground with the first Voluntary University Review but how we’ve been quietly and steadily increasing our procurement of sustainable, clean energy as part of our SDG commitment.

Panelists include: 

  • Rebecca Lucore, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility – Covestro 
  • Steven GuentherAssistant Vice President for Facilities Management and Campus Services & University Engineer – Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Alex Hiniker, Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives – Carnegie Mellon University


Batteries and the Future of Energy Storage | May 6, 11AM ET


Energy Storage will be key to numerous use cases affecting the complete electricity value chain from power generation to transmission & distribution to the electrification of transportation, buildings, and industrial applications. Long-duration energy storage technologies like hydrogen storage and thermal energy storage are becoming more popular given their potential for supporting grid reliability, and addressing seasonal energy shifting and curtailed renewable energy. Join us to discuss what technology, policy, and economic shifts are needed on the local and national levels to secure a homegrown energy storage industry that competes worldwide will create jobs and economic vitality here in the U.S.

Panelists include: 

  • Jay WhitacreTrustee Professor in Energy, Engineering and Public Policy; Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Briggs White, Technology Manager – National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Anouck Champsaur, VC Analyst, Sustainable Biotechnologies – Sofinnova Partners
  • David Althoff, Director, Energy Programs Office – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Anna J. Siefken, Executive Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation – Carnegie Mellon University (moderator)