Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Environmental Criminal Enforcement – Addressing Hot Topics in Environmental Law

Addressing a hot topic in environmental law, Pete Anderson, leader of Beveridge & Diamond’s White Collar and Compliance Group, will discuss the typical factors that often turn environmental violations into criminal investigations, as well as what companies can do to reduce those risks.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

NRC Meeting on Yucca Radioactive Waste Disposal Site

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Aug. 21 announced in the Federal Register the publication of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the controversial Yucca Mountain, Nevada high-level radioactive waste dump proposal. This began a 60-day public comment period, which ends on Oct. 20.

This meeting represents an opportunity for citizens to submit public comments orally, and/or to hand written testimony to NRC officials.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Politics of Climate Change & Clean Energy in the 2016 Election

Please join Climate Nexus for a moderated discussion about how climate change and clean energy will factor into the 2016 election season.

Panelists will include:

  • Darren Goode, Senior Energy & Environment Reporter, POLITICO Pro
  • Amy Harder, Energy Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ed Maibach, Professor and Director, George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication
  • Kate Sheppard, Senior Reporter, Environment & Energy Editor, The Huffington Post
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Next Steps for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Joseph Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to discuss current and expected Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, to take place in Paris later this year. Sarah O. Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will moderate.

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ACORE-KIER-GABI Renewable Energy Roundtable – Energy Storage: Current Issues and Developments

Please join ACORE, the Korea Institute of Energy Research, and the Global America Business Institute for a discussion on renewable energy storage, featuring remarks by Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association.

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Energy Storage – Current Issues & Developments

Please join the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the Korea Institute of Energy Research, and the Global America Business Institute for an energy roundtable discussion on renewable energy storage, featuring remarks by Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association.

Contact Risa Edelman, edelman@acore.org.

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Reforming Today’s Conservation and Environmental Policies for Tomorrow’s Scarcity (and Abundance)

This RFF First Wednesday Seminar will feature the release of a new report from the Breakthrough Institute, Nature Unbound: Decoupling for Conservation, and discuss several of its key themes: how humans destroy nature, how they save nature, and what this implies for conservation. Panelists will discuss the following questions:

  • What has been learned from past instances of nature-sparing technological change?
  • In which ways can technology complement other efforts to halt biodiversity loss, including protected areas and payments for ecosystem services?
  • In looking further toward the future, can we assume the continued capacity to save nature by innovation?
  • How can economists, conservationists, policymakers, and others contribute to accelerating positive trends while dealing with inevitable trade-offs?
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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals: September 2015

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Examining Vulnerabilities of America’s Power Supply

Joint Oversight Subcommittee and Energy Subcommittee Hearing on Examining the Vulnerabilities of America’s Power Supply.

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Air Capture’s Role in Decarbonizing Global Energy Systems

This presentation will outline strategies for economically deploying air capture and discuss its role as one of the sustainable solutions to climate change. With speaker Christophe Jospe, Chief Strategist for the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE) at Arizona State University.

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