Upcoming Events

Monday, October 5, 2015

Clean Tech Leadership Forum – Pathways to Progress

Join national experts and local leaders to examine the state of the clean tech economy and the road ahead. Sessions will explore best practices in advancing market transformation with public policy and leveraging existing programs to enhance private investment and innovation. Work with peer communities to identify challenges and strategies for supporting your local clean tech economy.

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Climate Change Governance on the Road to Paris

This conference aims to highlight the role of sub-national initiatives, such as the Quebec-California carbon market, in global climate change governance in anticipation of the upcoming UN negotiations in Paris.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

9th Annual TIDES Technology Demonstration

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.

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Preventing Global Climate Change By Economically Recycling Carbon Dioxide Into Useful Products

This talk describes progress toward CO2 recycling as a defense for global climate change.  Presently the world is making great strides in reducing CO2 emissions, but this merely delays rather than prevents CObuildup in the atmosphere. CO2 recycling, on the other hand, offers the possibility of actually stopping CO2 buildup. And it could be done economically and without people needing to make major lifestyle changes. This talk will provide an overview of the present technology, and describe a roadmap to make CO2 recycling a reality.

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to examine the potential modernization of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and related energy security issues.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WEC North America Regional Energy Forum

The WEC North America member committees of Canada, Mexico, and the United States will bring together regional executives to discuss how economies which are dependent on development of fossil resources can contribute to achieving global carbon capture goals.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

USEA 8th Annual Energy Supply Forum

USEA will hold its 8th Annual Energy Supply Forum, which will highlight a range of policy and technological developments affecting U.S. energy supplies. The forum will conclude the two-day event in which USEA will partner with the World Energy Council.

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Urban Sustainability

Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability will explore how planning for and expanding green infrastructure – parks, open space, street trees, planting by homeowners, green roofs – can help communities address and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Clean Power Plan Final Rule: Path to a Low-Carbon Future or EPA Overreach Destined for the Dustbin?

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.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.’s 2015 Climate Change Conference

In late November world leaders will gather in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference for what is viewed as the last great chance for a sweeping international agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The consequences of this gathering may be enormous. Join the Cato Institute to hear distinguished climate scientists and legal experts assess the issues sure to drive the debate before, during, and after the Paris meeting.

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