David Althoff, Jr.

Director of Energy Programs Office, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

David has worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for over 26 years.   David’s office, the Energy Programs Office, is involved in supporting, designing and implementing energy focused programs to encourage the development and deployment of energy efficiency and alternative energy projects in Pennsylvania.  The Energy Program’s Office’s mission is to support energy activities which result in environmental improvements including mitigating the effects of and adapting to climate change.

During his career with DEP, David has led the development and implementation of several significant energy incentive programs including deployment of $125 Million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Stimulus funds, the $100 million Pennsylvania Sunshine Program, a $20 million Program focusing on encouraging natural gas use in on-road heavy duty vehicle fleets and a $15 million Green Energy Revolving Loan Fund.

David and his staff lead the very popular Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Programs distributing nearly $5 Million annually to support alternative fuel use in the transportation sector in Pennsylvania.  In addition, Dave and a few key staff persons have spent the last two years developing Pennsylvania’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap and leading a stakeholder group, the Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition. David is also the primary point of contact for the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority.

Dave is a life-long Pennsylvanian, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Hummelstown, PA.

My Sessions

GreenGov Council Fireside Chat

York Lebanon Ballroom

In January of 2019, Governor Tom Wolf released an Executive Order that, among other things, named energy efficiency as the leading solution to climate change and established the GreenGov Council to guide the state to its carbon reduction goals. Nine months into the Council’s tenure, we’ll sit down with the Deputy Secretaries to discuss their […]