September 21-23, 2022

Regional Offerings

Pittsburgh is a town that exemplifies how a legacy energy and industrial-dependent economy can be transformed into a technology and innovation powerhouse. Participate in the ultimate Pittsburgh experience by visiting one of the many landmarks or taking advantage of GCEAF affiliated events happening in September.

Thanks to Visit Pittsburgh for providing information about business events, sports events and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is thrilled to provide free admission to each of its four museums (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum) to Global Clean Energy Action Forum participants from Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, September 23, 2022. To take advantage of this offer, please show your Forum credentials or email proof of credentials to the visitor service desks at each of the museums. Hours of operation and addresses are as follows:

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Open Daily: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Eden Hall Campus, Chatham University

6035 Ridge Road,
Richland Township, PA 15044 (
approximately 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh)

Limit: 40 participants

Nestled on 388 acres of rolling woodlands and fields just north of Pittsburgh, you will find the world’s first university campus designed to be a showcase for sustainable solutions.  Inspired by Chatham’s alumna Rachel Carson (Class of 1929), the campus is home to Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, a place where faculty, students, and the public engage in an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning while developing tomorrow’s leaders in sustainability. Eden Hall is a cornerstone of Chatham University’s nationally-recognized commitment to sustainability (ranked #4 ‘Green College’ in the United States by the Princeton Review). 

Visitors will:

  • Tour the LEED platinum buildings, the glycol geothermal, ‘living machine’ wastewater processing, and microgrid systems
  • Learn about the Falk School’s graduate and undergraduate programs and how students use the campus to develop hands on skills and prepare for professional practice  

Please reserve 2 hours for this tour (inclusive of transport). Registration for this visit is required to secure transportation, which can be done here.

Sustainable Pittsburgh | Multi-Sector Decarbonization Insights

Virtual via Zoom

Sep 19, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

During the summer of 2022, Sustainable Pittsburgh and CEOs for Sustainability hosted “The Regional Economic Development Opportunities of Multi-Sector Decarbonization” with the goal of organizing, expanding, and furthering our regional conversation around a comprehensive, equity-driven, long-term, multi-sector decarbonization strategy.

To continue building and broadening our regional conversation, Sustainable Pittsburgh and CEOs for Sustainability invite you to join us for “Multi-Sector Decarbonization Insights” where we will report findings from the feedback we received during the Summer meeting and from our Regional Decarbonization Strategy Survey. We’ll also review sector-specific decarbonization resources found in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the recent Inflation Reduction Act as well as programs, tools, opportunities, and next steps that can support multiple sectors. This event will also provide important regional context and learnings as activities ramp up for the Global Clean Energy Action Forum happening later the same week in Pittsburgh.

Click HERE to register.


Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University | Distinguished Lecture with Sally Benson

Simmons B, Tepper Quad, Carnegie Mellon University

4765 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sep 20, 2022 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Imagine a future where most of our electricity comes from carbon-free sources, where electric vehicles are the car of choice, where clean hydrogen is fueling long-haul trucking, and entirely new industries are growing new and good jobs here in America, and our energy and related supply chains are more secure than ever, and the air and water is getting cleaner everywhere, and for everyone, especially for people who have borne a disproportionate share of historic pollution burdens. With the historic legislation and executive actions taken over the past 1 ½ years, we don’t just have to imagine that anymore. In this lecture, Dr. Sally Benson will discuss the provisions and scale of these actions that will launch a transformational decade of climate action that will make this future a reality.

Moderated by Jay Whitacre and Valerie Karplus from the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

Click HERE to register.


Duquesne Light Company and the Energy Innovation Center | Larger than Light

Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sep 21, 2022 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 

Join us at Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center for “Larger than Light,” a welcome reception and networking event.

As the international energy community convenes in Pittsburgh for the 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) and the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) are hosting this event as an opportunity to gather clean energy advocates and stakeholders working to tackle the energy transition.

For more than 140 years, DLC has powered Pittsburgh’s progress from heavy industry to education, advanced medicine, and technology. Now, DLC is ready to enable SW Pennsylvania’s next transformation, a clean energy future for all.

The EIC, a 200,000 sq ft LEED Platinum facility, owned and operated by Pittsburgh Gateways, co-locates energy sector corporations, national energy research laboratories, political and community leaders, economic development organizations, and leading academic institutions.

Come join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, bright ideas and great company.

Click HERE for more information. 


Ecotone Renewables | ZEUS System Tour

Industry Public House

140 Andrew Dr

Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Sep 21, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The ZEUS system is placed beside our partner Industry Public House and processes all the food waste produced at the restaurant. Come join to see in-person innovation happening in Pittsburgh and you’re welcome to stay after for great food and drinks at the restaurant.

Click HERE to register.


Fifth Season | Fifth Season Clean Energy Microgrid Inside Look and Farm Tour

Fifth Season

1050 Talbot Avenue

Braddock, PA 15104

Sep 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Fifth Season, Scale Microgrid Solutions and Clean Energy for America are hosting an inside look into the systems leading the way for our climate future.

Join us as we bring together government officials, the cleantech community, and members of the press for exclusive interview opportunities and access to this ground breaking energy system at Fifth Season.

Fifth Season – based in Pittsburgh – is one of the key players in the growing vertical farming space. The indoor farm uses 97% less land and 95% less water than traditional farming, and the advanced AI robotics that operate the farm are bringing costs in line with traditional crops.

In order to create an optimal indoor farming environment, Fifth Season needs to ensure affordable, clean and reliable power.

The microgrid at Fifth Season utilizes a combination of solar, battery, and a dispatchable generator outfitted with advanced emissions control technology.

Click HERE for more information.


Jones Day | Leveraging Lessons Learned at the Intersection of Law and Business to Achieve Corporate Clean Energy Objectives

The Duquesne Club (Founder’s Room)

325 Sixth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sep 22, 2022 | 8:30 AM, breakfast; 9:00 AM, program

Jones Day’s Future of Energy, Renewables+ & Sustainability Initiative has over 100 lawyers worldwide working on cutting-edge transactions to help companies maximize opportunities and navigate legal challenges in their transitions to carbon neutral futures.  Our lawyers have led almost 600 Energy/Sustainability transition engagements with a combined transaction value in excess of $100+ billion, including a diverse array of groundbreaking renewables initiatives, including among others wind, solar, battery storage, V2G/demand management, hydrogen, waste to energy, RNG/biofuels, cleantech, voluntary and compliance carbon credits, clean energy exchange development, hydrocarbon facilities transition, carbon capture and sequestration, fuel cells, demand response, smart networks/microgrids and the development of industry-leading virtual power purchase agreements.  Please join leaders of Jones Day’s energy transition team and representatives from CNX Resources Corporation and United States Steel Corporation for a discussion on leveraging lessons learned at the intersection of law and business to achieve corporate objectives in decarbonization and clean energy.

Click HERE to register.


Holtec International | Guided Tour (Transportation Provided; Registration Required)

750 Braddock Avenue
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112
Sep 22, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for a tour of the Holtec Manufacturing Division (HMD), located in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The HMD fabrication plant occupies over 400,000 square feet of heavy fabrication shop space in the Keystone Commons Industrial Facility. HMD has differentiated itself as a distinguished manufacturer by maintaining a total commitment to nuclear quality, a first-rate manufacturing infrastructure, and a vigorous program of developing and nurturing high quality craftsmanship. Guests will tour the shop floors and witness heavy manufacturing of Holtec’s spent nuclear fuel dry storage and transportation systems, and heat transfer equipment. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 people. Please visit the link below to register.

Click HERE for more information.


Pittsburgh Region. Power of Now. 

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Union Trust Building

501 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Sep 22, 2022 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers are invited to an exclusive reception at the historic Union Trust Building in the area’s downtown district. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute are hosting this to celebrate how the Pittsburgh region is impacting the future of energy around the globe.

Click HERE to register.


Eos Energy Enterprises | 4 C’s Celebration: Clemente, Community, Commerce & Climate

Roberto Clemente Museum

3339 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Sep 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Roberto Clemente’s athletic career and humanitarian work outside of baseball made him a hero in Pittsburgh and all over the world. 50 years after he notched his 3000th career hit, the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) has come to Pittsburgh bringing global advocates together to share ideas on how to accelerate the pace, scale, and deployment of clean energy technologies to achieve a net-zero energy system. This transition will help solve the climate crisis, but like Clemente who looked beyond baseball to advance humanitarian causes, climate and energy advocates must also focus on workers and communities to ensure that the future zero-emissions economy creates opportunities for everyone.

So, please join us as we recognize both Clemente’s legacy and recent climate and energy policy breakthroughs. We’re on a path to net zero while creating clean energy careers that will invigorate communities like Pittsburgh all over the world—it’s time to celebrate!

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Module | (Re)Building Sustainable Futures

51 Bridge Street Building
51 Bridge Street
Etna, PA 15223
Sep 23, 2022 | 4:40 PM – 6:30 PM 

Pittsburgh is fostering a culture of reinvention to make way for sustainable, advanced manufacturing. Join us for this evening cocktail hour, which will include a building tour of the under construction tech flex space, brief remarks from several Pittsburgh industry leaders, and light bites. Building tour by Principal of the AM Group followed by brief remarks from CEO of Module, a local sustainable prefab manufacturing startup, and from ADL Ventures on how cleantech can scale throughout Appalachia.

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Green Building Alliance | Downtown Pittsburgh Green Building Walking Tour

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh region is home to some of the greenest buildings in the world, and several green building firsts, demonstrating more than three decades of leadership in developing healthy and high performing spaces for people to live, work, learn, play and convene. The team at Green Building Alliance has developed a self-guided walking tour that you can take to see some of our city’s green buildings on your own time. Use our map and choose either the full route or shorter option to explore and learn! We also provide additional resources, including highlights of buildings outside of Downtown that you will not want to miss! This tour will give you a taste of our region’s MANY wonderful green buildings, on your own schedule!

Click HERE for more information. 

The Global Clean Energy Action Forum may have come to a close, but the work continues beyond Pittsburgh! Our library of content has everything from the event you need right at your fingertips to continue guiding and inspiring your climate and clean energy ambitions. All items will be available through June 2023.