MOVCA promotes ‘WV3C’ webinars during transition

Jun 24, 2021 Marietta Times

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s usual Third Thursday programs will resume when protocols for safe, in-person, indoor public programs are clearly established. Until then, MOVCA is pleased to attend and promote the Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series, “Putting Together the Pieces of a Fair Energy Transition – Leaving No One Behind,” as programming for MOVCA this July and August.

Sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”), the WVU College of Law Center on Energy and Sustainable Development, and the WV Climate Alliance, (and supported by the Dunn Foundation and by Rafe and Lenore Pomerance), the series of free, expert-led, live/interactive online hour-long webinars – each with different speakers and panelists – will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13; and Tuesday, Aug. 10. For more information, or to register, go to Post-event recordings will be available to registrants who are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

“The theme of these webinars ties in well with our support for the THRIVE Act and agenda, as well as relating to the goals of our new subcommittee, New Jobs Appalachia.,” said Jean Ambrose, who leads the NJA committee.

Information for webinar on Tuesday, July 13:

Speaker – Chris Hansen, PhD, Co-Founder and Director at the Colorado Energy & Water Institute. He represents District 31 in the Colorado State Senate, where he chairs the Appropriations Committee. He will discuss the “Colorado Just Transition Action Plan” to assist fossil fuel communities in the transition to a clean energy economy

Panelists – Angie Rosser, Executive Director, WV Rivers; Ann Eisenberg, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law; Evan Hansen, represents District 51 in the West Virginia House of Delegates and is President of Downstream Strategies.

Information for webinar scheduled for Tuesday, August 10: TBA

Leadership team member Adeline Bailey said, “We are also hoping to schedule some additional programming of our own – either in-person or on Zoom – as well as tabling at events this summer, to be announced.”

At this time, MOVCA’s regular business meetings held on the first Thursday of each month will continue on the Zoom platform. Members and guests are welcome to attend these meetings and get involved in the many activities and projects of the group.

Contact Eric Engle ( to receive the link to access the group’s Zoom meetings.