Pennsylvania Climate Change Action Plan 2018

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:15pm-7:30pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Joshua Marteny
1025 Reese Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
United States

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Program: Kerry L. Campbell of PA DEP will give our Section a presentation titled: “Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2018 – Strategies to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change.” The meeting will be held at the Hershey Technical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Description: The most recent Climate Action Plan update was released on April 29, 2019, with an announcement by Governor Wolf that Pennsylvania has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance. This is an agreement between U.S. states to commit to reducing emissions 26% by 2025 and 80% by 2050, goals in line with the Paris Climate Accord and the Governor’s Executive Order 2019-1. This presentation will outline the Energy Assessment Report that provided a business-as-usual baseline for Pennsylvania’s energy landscape from 2000- 2050, given existing state and federal policies, and evaluated the technical and economic potential of all energy resources in order to guide the strategies in the Climate Action Plan. This presentation will also provide a summary of strategies and actions presented in the Plan, and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions and the economy.

For more information, please refer to PA DEP's dedicated climate change website.

Speaker: Kerry L. Campbell is an Environmental Program Manager in the Energy Programs Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He oversees the Pennsylvania Climate Change Program, the State Energy Program, and the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, and develops and implements programs to meet Pennsylvania's energy efficiency and renewable energy, energy security, and climate goals. He previously worked in the Air Quality and Waste Management Programs for DEP and as a Research Assistant at Penn State University. Kerry received an M.S. in Agronomy, a B.S. in Biology, and a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management, all from Penn State.

Location: The Hershey Company Technical Center, 1025 Reese Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

Upon arrival at the Technical Center, since it’s after 5:00 pm, use the side 'employee' entrance, ring the buzzer to be let in, sign in with security (our organization name is AIChE, and the person you are meeting is Lou Felice), obtain a visitor's badge and directions to the Tech Center Café meeting room.


  • 5:15 – 5:30 pm Arrival and Networking in the Hershey Company Tech Center Café (please arrive by 5:30 pm)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm Introductions and Dinner (salad and assorted sandwiches from Panera Bread)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Feature Presentation
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm Q&A and Adjournment

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday October 18 via the link below. Costs are as follows:

  • $10 for students, unemployed and retiree members
  • $15 for all other Susquehanna Local Section members
  • $20 for all non-members

Please note that (if you have not already done so for a meeting at the Tech Center), you will need to read, sign, and complete the enclosed “Visitor Acknowledgement - Training Compliance NDA” form when you RSVP and you will need to scan & email it to - Lou Felice at before you can be admitted to the Technical Center. The ‘Technical Center HOST’ is Lou Felice. Be sure to fill out your employer company name or school affiliation.

A 1-hour PDH certificate is available by request as part of your RSVP. It will be sent by email following the meeting.

Membership Type
PDH Requested?

If you would prefer to pay via check, please RSVP to Peter Kabatek at, and bring a check made out to "AIChE Susquehanna Local Section" to the meeting.

Hold the Date: Our November meeting is planned to be a tour of the World Energy LLC biodiesel plant in Camp Hill on November 14, 2019.