Wilkes University


Transition Away from Coal: Perspectives for Pennsylvania

Wilkes University will host European energy policy expert Timon Wehnert for a presentation on The German Energy Transition: Lessons for Pennsylvania. The event is Thursday, July 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Stark Learning Center, Room 101. The program is free and open to the public.

The presentation, focusing on a matter of great local and national interest, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring regional and economic leaders from Pennsylvania Environment Council, Penn Future, PA Watersheds and Wilkes University. The event is co-hosted by Wilkes University Institute for Energy and Environment Research and Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mineland Reclamation. The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds for generously provided financial support for this event.

Wehnert is from the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Berlin, Germany. He is the vice-head and project coordinator of Energy, Transport and Climate. Wehnert’s research is on European energy policy and international climate policy with a focus on developing countries. He has also authored numerous scholarly papers on energy and climate change policy.