By March 10 2015
As the chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT), Philip Rinaldi is striving to establish the region as an energy hub.
GPEAT is a coalition of about 80 executives, government officials and leaders from higher education who are pushing for expansion of the energy, petrochemical and manufacturing sectors in the region.
Rinaldi addressed the economic impact and importance of establishing an energy hub in Philadelphia during a Tribune editorial board meeting this week. The energy action team seeks to attract businesses to the area and create a hub by highlighting the region’s six refineries, strong manufacturing history and transportation infrastructure, including the highway system, rail access, seaport and close proximity to Marcellus Shale gas.