Allegheny SolarFest 2022 – Steel to Solar

PA IPL is excited to be hosting a table at Allegheny SolarFest 2022! In-Person! This year’s theme is Steel to Solar.

Join PA IPL, solar industry experts, and electric vehicle owners to learn more about our expanded work in 2022, and solar energy & electric vehicle technologies in Western PA. View the Mill 19, 2-megawatt solar installation, the largest sloped roof in the US. Celebrate SW PA’s Solar Future with local food & beverages as well as local artists & musicians!


When:

Saturday, June 18th
Noon-6pm

Where:
Hazelwood’s Green Plaza @ Mill 19
4501 Lytle St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

This year’s event is free; however, please consider donating $5 per person to help Solar United Neighbors install solar panels on energy efficient homes in Hazelwood.

There will be a priority parking lot for electric vehicle owners. Contact SolarFest if you would like to share information on your own electric vehicle at the Festival.

PA IPL’s Development Associate, Kathy Hrabovsky, will be “tabling” from Noon-6pm. Stop by to meet Kathy! Please consider volunteering at the PA IPL table for an hour or so to give Kathy a chance to enjoy a bit of the Festival. Email or call Kathy: outreach@paipl.org or 412-953-5202 to learn more and to volunteer.

Now Available: Video of Main Line IPL Chapter’s February 28th Program!

Carbon Dioxide Emission Inventory for a House of Worship with Chuck Marshall

For our February 28th program, Chuck Marshall of the Central Baptist Church in Wayne, PA presents how his church did an emission inventory of carbon dioxide as a baseline for measuring the effectiveness of future programs to control carbon dioxide emissions. Included in the emission inventory are vehicular emissions which can be equal to or exceed carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources such as buildings. Potential emission reductions from measures to reduce or offset carbon dioxide emissions can then be evaluated and goals established for programs such as getting to zero carbon emissions.

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Chuck Marshall was an environmental scientist for many years and worked for an environmental consulting firm doing projects for U.S. EPA and OSHA. He was responsible for obtaining grants for solar panels at his church, Central Baptist Church of Wayne, PA. He also managed his church’s program for getting to zero emissions by reducing and offsetting emissions. Chuck was an original board member for PA IPL and a co-founder of the Main Line Chapter of PA IPL. In Drexel University’s Environmental Management program where he obtained a masters degree, he was part of a team of graduate students who developed an emission inventory of the Philadelphia Airport.

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Email us or sign up here if you would like to join Main Line IPL!

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – February 2022

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45 via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

Carbon Dioxide Emission Inventory for a House of Worship
with Chuck Marshall

For our February 28th program, Chuck Marshall of the Central Baptist Church in Wayne, PA presents how his church did an emission inventory of carbon dioxide as a baseline for measuring the effectiveness of future programs to control carbon dioxide emissions. Included in the emission inventory are vehicular emissions which can be equal to or exceed carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources such as buildings. Potential emission reductions from measures to reduce or offset carbon dioxide emissions can then be evaluated and goals established for programs such as getting to zero carbon emissions.

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Chuck Marshall was an environmental scientist for many years and worked for an environmental consulting firm doing projects for U.S. EPA and OSHA. He was responsible for obtaining grants for solar panels at his church, Central Baptist Church of Wayne, PA. He also managed his church’s program for getting to zero emissions by reducing and offsetting emissions. Chuck was an original board member for PA IPL and a co-founder of the Main Line Chapter of PA IPL. In Drexel University’s Environmental Management program where he obtained a masters degree, he was part of a team of graduate students who developed an emission inventory of the Philadelphia Airport.

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The Main Line Chapter of PA IPL meets from 7:00-8:45pm via Zoom. The Main Line Chapter of PA IPL meeting takes place from 7:00-7:30pm. The program will begin promptly at 7:30pm for anyone interested in attending.

Those who wish to join the program with Chuck Marshall about Carbon Dioxide Emissions Inventories please enter the room at 7:30pm.

Main Line Members use the same link to access the Main Line IPL Chapter meeting at 7:00pm as well as for David’s program at 7:30pm.

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – June 2021

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45pm via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

This month, we will share ideas, activities, and programs from 7:00-7:30pm. From 7:30-8:45pm, the following program will take place:

Radnor’s Ready for 100:
100% Clean Electricity by 2035 and

100% Clean Heating & Transportation by 2050

For our June 28th program, we will hear from Dan Burnham from Central Baptist Church in Wayne. He joined the Radnor Township Ready for 100 Green Team at the invitation of Sara Pilling two years ago. Sara met him at Central Baptist when he gave a Sunday school presentation on plastics and recycling, and later on global warming and the carbon cycle.

On Radnor’s Green Team, Dan helped prepare the Request for Proposal for the township to hire an energy consulting firm. The hired firm, Practical Energy Solutions of West Chester, prepared a Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan for the township that was issued in Feb 2021. The plan is directed toward the Rf100 goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and 100% clean heating and transportation by 2050.

Dan’s presentation will summarize key points in the Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan, particularly what can be done by residential, business, institutional, and municipal sectors to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Key tactics will be building public commitment, promoting adoption of solar energy in particular and more electrical energy in general, and advocating for favorable state and municipal policies and laws.

There will be a time for questions after Dan’s program.