Upcoming Events

Monday, July 24, 2017

Competitive Enterprise Institute Discussion on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a panel discussion on “the federal government’s proposed vehicle-to-vehicle communications regulation and and its implications on automotive innovation, safety, cybersecurity, and privacy.” RSVP here by July 21.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

National Transportation Safety Board Meeting on Crossing Collisions and Passenger Vehicle Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting on “Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Collision” and “Safety Study Report-Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles.” Webcast here.

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Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities, Part II

The House Transportation Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee holds a hearing on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities, Part II.”

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Surface Transportation Board Listening Session

The Surface Transportation Boards holds a regulatory reform task force listening session.

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Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives

Threats to aviation security on both passenger and cargo flights are constant and evolving. This hearing will examine the current challenges to air cargo security and assess DHS policies and industry perspectives in order to better protect air cargo.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Future Markets Workshop on Flexibility

The Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Siebel Energy Institute (SEI) will host its inaugural Future Markets Workshop on July 26, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  The Workshop is designed to highlight innovative ideas that will facilitate changing trends in electricity markets (http://futuremarkets.govtools.us).

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Crossing the “Valley of Death” – How to Design & Run Successful Clean-Energy Demonstration Projects

Transformational clean-energy innovations are required to achieve the nation’s economic, environmental, and national security goals. Smart grids that can integrate massive distributed resources, power plants that can capture and sequester carbon emissions, and other advanced technologies must be demonstrated at scale before they can be fully commercialized. Public-private partnerships are needed to cross this “valley of death” between prototype and commercialization and strengthen investor confidence in the affordability, reliability, and practicality of such innovations. But demonstration projects pose many policy and management challenges, and the historical record of the Department of Energy running them is uneven.

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Renegotiating NAFTA – Energy Opportunities & Challenges

In fulfillment of a campaign promise made by then-candidate Donald Trump, the administration has made preliminary steps to revisit the provisions of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On May 18th, 2017, Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, delivered a letter to Congress providing official notice of this intent. Despite attempts to move toward renegotiation, little is yet known about the administration’s plans, particularly as they relate to energy. Given the level of market integration and energy trade within North America, a renegotiated NAFTA could have major consequences for the region’s – and world’s – energy markets.

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Genetically Modified Food and Trade

WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents

Genetically Modified Foods and Trade

Globally 18 million farmers in 28 countries grow biotech crops; about 180 million hectares is grown annually. The vast majority of corn, soybeans and cotton grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

USEA 10th Annual Energy Supply Forum

USEA will hold its 10th Annual Energy Supply Forum in the Ballroom of the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  This annual gathering brings together the country’s top energy industry and policy leaders to examine the current state of energy exploration and production, electricity generation, and global and domestic fuel supply.

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