Just Transitions – Pittsburgh Will be on 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

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This week on Just Transitions with Dr Patty DeMarco we have Eva Resnick-Day from the Sierra Club on the program to talk about how Pittsburgh is moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2035. A surprising fact given by Eva is that there are twice as many jobs in the renewable energy field than there are in the fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania.

Just Transitions – Pathways to our Sustainable Future

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On this week’s Just Transitions, Dr. Patricia DeMarco talks about her new book,“Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh.“ 

“It’s the ‘we can solve this problem’ attitude that I find in Pittsburgh that makes this a special place,” she says.

Build a sense of community around a problem, and work together to find a solution.

Just Transitions – The Future of Solar Energy and Electric Vehicles

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This week on Just Transitions we have Nathan Ruggles sitting in for Dr. Patty DeMarco and we also have Adam Rossi from Adam Solar Resources on to talk about electric vehicles. Adam’s business sells and rents electric vehicles, especially personal transportation like e-bikes and e-skateboards. He talks about how solar cells have increased in efficiency immensely over the past 10 years and has become much more affordable.

The New American Economy: How do we get chemical pollution out of our drinking water?

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Even micro-doses of hormones can have a drastic impact on the human body. How are hydrocarbons and endocrine disruptors ending up in our water supply, and what can we do about it?

This week, Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Terry Collins, Theresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.

The New American Economy: How Consumers and Workers Both Benefit by Tapping into the Renewable Energy Market

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This week on The New American Economy, Dr. Patty Demarco invites David Orr of Oberlin University and Trustee of Worldwatch Institute to discuss the process of designing a zero net energy campus, and explain how communities can adopt energy efficiency by design. He also talks to us about the efficacy of wind power in Texas and the burgeoning jobs in the renewable energy sector.