The biggest names in clean energy will be in Pittsburgh through the end of the week for the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.
Organizers called Pittsburgh "significant" in their mission for this week's meeting - saying Pittsburgh exemplifies how an energy and industrial-dependent economy can transition to tech and innovation.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told the Big K Morning show local leaders are proud of the progress made toward clean energy.
“Pittsburgh has more square-footage of any of their buildings of any city in North America. We’re not as big as New York or Los Angeles, or Chicago. However, we’re really moving in a good direction.”
This is the first time the forum will be held in the United States.
Experts at the forum will focus on accelerating and expanding clean energy efforts - declaring 2022 a pivotal year to implement industry goals.
“They wanted to highlight the progress that Pittsburgh has made over the last decade when it comes to dealing with energy, clean energy and the new economy that’s coming about.”