Monday, July 27, 2015
The U.S. nuclear industry faces significant uncertainty today – a perfect storm of economic and policy challenges brought on by the unintended consequences of market structure, government policies, and public perception. These factors challenge the potential of this reliable source of carbon-free energy and our Nation’s goal of energy security. Sen. Evan Bayh will explore these issues, discuss some of the approaches being undertaken in different states, and explain the important role that education and public engagement can play in shaping the future of the industry.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Climate Change Adaptation & Population Dynamics in Latin America & the Caribbean – Key Issues for Policy Makers
The Wilson Center will host top experts and policymakers from Latin America for a discussion on climate adaptation and population dynamics in the region, in order to encourage the development of new policy and programmatic tools that help countries of the region meet the financial, organizational, and political challenges that climate change presents.More Details
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement on July 28, 2015.More Details
The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will meet in Open Session to conduct a hearing entitled “Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban” on Tuesday, July 28.More Details
Join National Journal LIVE and Fawn Johnson, National Journal’s domestic policy reporter for an in-depth conversation with Representative Fred Upton, (R-MI), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Environmental Law Institute will host an expert panel for an in-depth discussion on the implications of new sulfur emissions limits enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new rule is meant to limit air pollution in order to prevent smog and other air conditions that impact public health. Vessels that violate these new requirements will be exposed to a number of corporate and individual liabilities. ELI will attempt to decipher the complicated language that composes the law so boat owners and other businesses are better prepared.More Details
Join Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) DC for our Summer Happy Hour and come meet our new board members at Hawk n Dove on Tuesday, July 28th, from 6pm – 8pm!
Board bios are available at: www.ypenergy.org/washington-dc
This is a great opportunity to connect with like minded young professionals from across the energy sector for networking, career development, and to learn from each other’s experiences.More Details
Thursday, July 30, 2015
join Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senator Mark Warner as they launch the task force report: Empowering America: How Energy Abundance Can Strengthen US Global Leadership.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will host a briefing featuring rural electric cooperatives which are taking significant action on energy efficiency and renewable energy. This briefing will feature leaders from distribution co-ops and generation and transmission (G&T) co-ops discussing their clean energy innovations, including community solar programs, demand response initiatives, energy efficiency financing, and more. The speakers will describe the impacts and challenges of each strategy, and why these strategies work for their members.More Details
Friday, July 31, 2015
EPA has signaled that states can look to industrial efficiency as one way to meet their emission targets under the Clean Power Plan. This webinar will profile a number of tools that states can use to help manufacturers increase their industrial energy efficiency. This in turn will make them more competitive, enhance electric reliability, and reduce emissions. To do so, however, states will have to think “outside the box” and develop compliance plans that take advantage of this opportunity.More Details