Jan. 25 “What Now?” Webinar

A free webinar program that was held on Monday, January 25, 2021, from 7:00-8:30 PM USET:

“What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.”

A YouTube Video will be available soon.

Program details:

   In 2021, the USA will have a new President and a new Congress.  It’s the beginning of a new era in many ways.   A big question in many minds is: “What Now?”

   One thing is certain: in 2021 and beyond, people in West Virginia and around the world will have a wide range of opportunities to support and participate in effective climate solutions – solutions that can meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis. 

   To learn more about and discuss some of these opportunities, the WV3C hosted a free, live, expert-led, interactive Zoom webinar –– on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM USET — titled: “What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.”

   A great lineup of webinar speakers explored: (1) opportunities for legislative solutions in Washington DC; (2) support for climate solutions among evangelicals; and (3) securing a just energy transition in states like West Virginia.

  Here are the webinar speakers: 

   Molly Christian is a senior energy policy reporter for S&P Global Market Intelligence based in Washington DC, covering the intersection of federal policy and the utility sector, with a particular focus on Congress. She previously reported on U.S. coal markets at S&P and at Argus Media, where she served as editor of Argus Coal Daily. Molly is native of Lancaster, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

   Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, located in Grand Rapids MI, is the National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. Kyle holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Calvin College, a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, and is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He works to combine theology, science, and action and a deeper awareness of the Christian responsibility to care for God’s earth — and to love one’s neighbors, both at home and around the world.

   Evan Hansen is the President of Downstream Strategies, a West Virginia environmental and development consulting firm. He earned an M.S. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley in 1997 and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT in 1988. He has been a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2018, where he led in passing landmark renewable energy legislation.

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   This program is sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”), partnering with the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. The webinar host was Michael Jones, JD, PhD student in Political Science at West Virginia University.

 For more information, visit the WV3C website, WV3C Facebook page, or contact WV3C Project Director Tom Rodd, thomasrodd@wvclimate.org, 304-541-4494.