Hello & welcome
Hello and welcome to Philly Talks Climate — where we talk about the climate crisis, how it affects Philadelphia, and how we solve this for our region. I’m Meenal Raval, and I’ll be your host.
Last week we talked about the fire at our local refinery in South Philly, owned and operated by Philadelphia Energy Solutions, or PES. Owners have since shut down the refinery, and laid off the workforce. The workers are demanding their jobs back, while residents, relieved that the hydrofluoric acid remained contained and there were no casualties — demand — Pay up, PES! And clean up on your way out!
This independence week, I’d like to air a podcast about how Philadelphia and our suburbs are pursuing energy independence with 100% renewable energy. Though an interview with me, I have to say it’s a good summary of where we are now with local and state climate action.
Engage with your elected representatives
Having a commitment to 100% renewable energy would mean there’s a shared understanding between the public and the elected rep that we no longer invest in fossil fuel projects.