Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The TIDES Technology Field Demonstration features low-cost technology solutions across eight key infrastructure areas 1) Water, 2) Power, 3) Shelter, 4) Heating/Cooling, 5) Sanitation, 6) Lighting, 7) Integrated and Combustion Cooking and 8) Information Communication Technology. This free demonstration is widely attended by the Department of Defense officials, government agencies active in domestic and international disaster response, and in post-conflict, post disaster, and impoverished situations – DHS, FEMA, State Department, Red Cross and National Defense University students from around the world.More Details
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The 2nd Annual National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The Summit will aim to establish an understanding as to how smart grid can be an essential part of any climate action planning, whether in response to government emission restrictions (e.g. EPA’s Clean Power Plan or to increase resiliency to prepare for various climate change events and scenarios (e.g. severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy).More Details
The Canada Institute will host a discussion on Canadian and American attitudes toward climate change, featuring findings from the Fall 2015 round of ongoing survey work in both nations. Key themes will include public views on whether climate change is occurring, response to a range of possible policy options across levels of government, and reaction to Pope Francis’ recent engagement on the issue. The U.S. side of this work will include an early look at how Americans want their states to respond to the new Clean Power Plan.More Details
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing about the bipartisan PREPARE Act, which seeks to improve our nation’s ability to withstand and recover from the impacts of extreme weather and reduce the financial impact on taxpayers.More Details
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its final regulations setting the first limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants. Experts will offer perspectives on the final rule, including state compliance options and the nature and timing of legal challenges.More Details
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Philippe Benoit, Head of the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division at the International Energy Agency to present the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015.More Details
The D.C. branch of the People’s Climate Movement will hold a rally beginning outside the L Street headquarters of the American Petroleum Institute and culminating at City Hall. The rally plans to “show what climate injustice looks like” and “lift up and celebrate the work of local leaders fighting for climate justice here in DC through art, music and spoken word.”More Details
The EPA recently published a final rule setting national standards on greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants. States must prepare and submit plans on how they will meet the new standards.
This effort is a key element of the Obama Administration’s climate policy. But the plan faces opposition from Republicans and many businesses.More Details
The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense.More Details
Thursday, October 15, 2015
In this Energy and Environment breakfast, ICF welcomes two of the most prominent attorneys in the country who deal with this question—Bill Bumpers of Baker Botts and Kyle Danish of Van Ness Feldman—to present the pros and cons, and handicap whether the CPP needs to be modified or revamped at its core to pass legal muster.More Details