StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Amy Sisk, left, with panelists Paulina Jaramillo, Greg Reed and Ivonne Peña at a public event in Pittsburgh Tuesday Jan. 29 called "The future of energy: Can we get to zero carbon?" Sisk and StateImpact reporter Reid Frazier moderated the discussion at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh.
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‘energy, explained’ podcast: Climate change’s big question: Can we get to zero carbon?
Scott Blanchard became StateImpact Pennsylvania’s editor in November 2017.
He had been enterprise editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record, where he led the newsroom’s investigative and projects reporting. The team produced investigations with statewide impact on subjects including domestic violence, gun laws and clergy abuse.
Blanchard arrived in York in 2001 and helped lead national award-winning coverage of the 30-year-old York riots murders investigation. In years since, he has focused on narrative storytelling, ethics and training, with special emphasis on trauma journalism.
He was a 2013 Ochberg Fellow, receiving training at Columbia University in PTSD science, self-help and peer support. He led a team that created a trauma awareness/peer-support program in Digital First Media in 2014. Under new owner Gannett, he helped and/or led trauma awareness and peer support training at newsrooms in York, Wilmington, Del., St. Cloud, Minn., Wausau, Wisc. and Milwaukee, Wisc. as well as at the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association in Harrisburg.
He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (2015-16).
Blanchard grew up in Rockville, Md. and is a University of Missouri graduate.
Recent reports stress the urgency of reducing carbon emissions to check the worst effects of climate change. At a public event Jan. 29 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, a distinguished panel waded into the possibilites, obstacles and potential solutions.
Paulina Jaramillo, associate professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the Green Design Institute; Ivonne Peña, an energy analyst who has worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S. and the Colombia’s Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission; and Greg Reed, a professor of electric power engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, and director of Pitt’s Center for Energy and the Energy GRID Institute.
StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Reid Frazier and Amy Sisk moderated the panel, and this ‘energy, explained’ podcast episode brings you the best of the discussion: