Upcoming Events

Friday, June 23, 2017

Energy Demand Disruptions – Aspirations vs. Reality

The proposition that we are nearing an era of “peak energy demand” requires believing that innovation is over, and similarly that we’ve seen the end of normal economic and social behaviors. Technology and demographic trends in fact suggest that the recent past is in an interregnum, not a “new normal” when it comes to energy demand.

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Vote Solar’s Climate Ride Happy Hour

Come raise a glass in the name of solar progress! Vote Solar invites you to join them in Adams Morgan for their Climate Ride happy hour: Beers for Bikes.

The easiest way in town to support Vote Solar’s work!

This September, eight intrepid Vote Solar supporters will be cycling from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to D.C. to raise funds and awareness for their cause.

Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan will generously donate a portion of the evening’s bar tab to support the riders on our 210 mile journey. Every beer you drink will get us one pedal stroke closer to their fundraising goal – so bottom’s up! They’ll also have a raffle and welcome all other support – learn more & donate here!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nationals Park Tour and Baseball Game | USGBC National Capital Region EPs

Calling all young professionals!

Join USGBC National Capital Region’s Emerging Professionals for a customized tour of National Park, the first major professional sports stadium in the United States to earn LEED Silver certification. The tour will highlight the stadium’s green features, including the home bullpen and Center Field Plaza, stormwater management challenges and mitigation, and energy efficiency strategies. The tour will feature speakers National Stadium LEED tour team and Anica Landreneau, HOK.

Stick around after the tour and connect with fellow young professionals over a beer (or two!) while cheering on the Nationals.

Registration price includes a tour, and your ticket to the Nationals vs Cubs game. While tickets last– we only have spots for 70 participants!

Emerging Professionals are a group of young professionals who are 30 and younger and just beginning their careers in the green building industry.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Energy Security, Transition & Dialogue

The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), for a presentation and discussion on the forces impacting the security of global oil and gas supplies. Adam Sieminski will moderate the session that will focus on three key aspects of current markets: (1) why the volatile nature of the energy markets continues to pose many challenges for producers and consumers and (2) how, despite policy shifts in Washington, tightening greenhouse gas emission thresholds around the world could continue to shape many long-term decisions made by policy makers.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Energy Efficiency – The Prosperity Fuel

Discussions about energy efficiency often revolve around its ability to lower energy consumption, lower energy expenditures, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, but in many emerging economies, the focus is first on economic growth and poverty alleviation. This panel will look at the opportunities and challenges in shifting the energy efficiency discussion to how it can deliver more goods and services efficiently while also bringing greater prosperity and ensuring sustainability.

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Protecting America’s Water Amid Growing Threats

 

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and Clean Water Action invite you to a briefing on federal protection for clean water, which is increasingly under threat from steep proposed EPA budget cuts and recent decisions rescinding key federal rules (including the rules that applied the Clean Water Act to smaller waterways and wetlands or prohibited discharge of coal mining waste into streams). Meanwhile, aging infrastructure, population growth, and climate change—with its droughts and floods—put an ever-increasing strain on America’s waterways and drinking water. This requires increased investment and sharper focus on science-based policy simply to maintain existing water quality—let alone improve it—and protect water resources from systemic failures like the ones experienced in Flint, MI, Newburgh, NY, and many other places across the country. Speakers will discuss impacts of proposed funding cuts and rollbacks in clean water protections on public and environmental health, and how to undo the damage.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

This year’s EXPO will bring together over 40 organizations showcasing a cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies. Attendance at the EXPO + Forum is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017 Resilient Virginia Annual Conference

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