Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

California’s Climate Action

California has implemented some of the toughest policies to curb GHG emissions in the country to confront climate change, recently extending until 2030 its landmark cap-and-trade program. In response to projections for future impacts, the state is also taking steps to adapt to a changing climate that will likely bring conditions for more frequent and severe droughts and wildfires. This event will provide insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment. Panelists will discuss the process for crafting and building support for the climate law and its impacts on industry as well as lessons to be drawn for similar efforts.

Lunch will be provided.

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Canada’s Energy Future – Supply & Demand Projections to 2040

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a presentation of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) Canada’s Energy Future 2017: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040.

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6th Annual WCEE Lunch & Learn Brainstorming Event

As the New Year kicks off, the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment would like to kick off its “Come Dream with Us!” Lunch & Learn planning. Please join us to help us decide what topics to cover in 2018!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Focus on Green Technology

The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is excited to invite you to attend an event to explore and discuss emerging technologies that will help District businesses, institutions, and residents save energy. You’ll hear from companies whose products can help generate onsite renewable energy, conserve energy through internet of things (IoT), and be more resilient by combining energy storage solutions with solar technology. A panel discussion on Challenges and Trends for Smart Buildingswill follow the presentations.


Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO
MeteoViva, Inc.
With a combination of technology, business development, and finance experience, Jean-Marie has accompanied the development of several technology companies in the last few years. In 2016, Jean-Marie was hired to head MeteoViva’s efforts in the U.S. The German company, which entered the U.S. market only recently, has developed a technology that helps building HVAC systems use weather forecast data to optimize usage. Read more about MeteoViva.

Drew Adams, Head of Strategy and Partnerships
A.F. Mensah

A.F. Mensah is an energy technology and project development company based in Hamilton, New Jersey. They use battery storage technology and advanced controls to improve the economics and grid impacts of distributed solar generation. Drew leads A.F. Mensah, Inc.’s strategy and partnership development for the integration of energy storage to existing solar PV projects. Read more about Drew and A.F. Mensah.

Sandra Sassow, CEO and Co-Founder
SEaB Energy

Sandra Sassow is the CEO and co-founder of SEaB Energy. SEaB Energy was founded with the purpose of working towards a future in which cities or remote communities can capitalise on their waste to create renewable sources of energy and curb the negative impacts of waste collection processes. SEaB Energy’s shipping container devices can be placed behind community locations such as grocery stores and hospitals, where they use bacteria to anaerobically digest organic waste created at that location and produce usable fertiliser, electricity and water as a result. Read more about Sandra and SEaB.

Eric Abramson
Arc Skoru
Eric supports the technical development and deployment of the Arc platform; a data driven global building performance platform. The Arc platform allows users to measure performance, benchmark against itself and projects around it, enable incremental improvements, and put projects on track for LEED or other rating system certification.

Challenges and Trends for Smart Buildings

Anmol Vanamali
, Financing Strategies Director, DCSEU

Jean-Marie Bergeal
Drew Adams
Sandra Sassow
Pepco Representative

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Driving Automotive Innovation & Federal Policies

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee field hearing titled, “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies.”

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Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop

The Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop will provide you with insights on your career strengths and preferences and how these can be tailored for application to the new “green” economy, e,g, clean energy, sustainability, circular economy, resiliency, etc.

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What’s Your Green Career Plan?

What’s Your Green Career Plan?

The Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop will provide you with insights on your career strengths and preferences and how these can be tailored for application to the new “green” economy, e,g, clean energy, sustainability, circular economy, resiliency, etc. It provides experiential activities designed to guide you in developing an actionable career plan.

This 120-minute career management workshop is designed for people at all career levels who want to make the world a better place – whether you’re looking to enter the Green Jobs field, move up, or over.

In this workshop you will:

  • Complete activities that guide you in identifying your core career assets – your strengths, skills, abilities, and knowledge – that you can offer a potential employer
  • Begin to develop a career plan appropriate for your career level
  • Network with fellow Leaders in Energy members who can be a career resource for you
  • Engage in group discussion about the context around your career in the Green Economy
  • Review useful resources

We will network with others about our mutual career journeys, focus on what inspires you about the Green Economy and the marketplace needs/opportunities right now, discuss your work values as they relate to your career needs, begin to develop a career plan, and identify the next steps you need to take on your career goals.


Workshop Instructor: Beth Offenbacker, Ph.D., HR Consultant and Coach, Waterford, Inc.

Program includes a workbook, pizza, and light beverages.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is thrilled to partner with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to host the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional CCL ConferenceCome and engage in conversations with politicians, scientists, medical professionals, community activists, environmental justice experts, and many others; and learn about resources for climate change adaptation and mitigation and develop skills to help create the political will for a livable world.

The conference will discuss region and state specific strategies to mitigate climate change, help network with other volunteers in our region to encourage each other and provide advanced training in lobbying, working with the media, and other specific skills. The conference hopes to accomplish these goals through performances, panel discussions, breakout sessions, sustainability tours and presentations.

The program is still being developed and some changes may occur prior to the event. The agenda will be updated here as speakers are confirmed.

Friday, January 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness Campus)
Student Center
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008

The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours; $20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available.

Early registration (through January 14):
January 26 only: $28
January 27 only: $58
Both days: $68

Regular registration (January 15-24):
January 26 only: $35
January 27 only: $68
Both days: $90

We are happy to offer a 50% discount for students. Please use the Offer Code STUDENT when you register. Be sure to click the green check mark once you type in your Offer Code.

If you would like to register by check, please use the Offer Code CHECK when you register. Be sure to click the green check mark once you type in your Offer Code. Mail your check to Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 1330 Orange Ave #309, Coronado, CA 92118. Please put “2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference” in the memo.

Registration includes snack and reception on January 26, and breakfast, lunch, and snack on January 27.

Registration will close January 24th.

For questions about conference programming or logistics contact Beth Chajes at beth.chajes@gmail.com.

For information on becoming a vendor or having a booth at the conference contact Sabrina Fu at sabrina.fu@citizensclimatelobby.org.

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2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is thrilled to partner with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to host the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional CCL Conference.

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The 2018 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

On January 26 at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) will launch its annual report, “The Journalists’ Guide to Energy and Environment,” which previews the top stories of 2018, with comments from a roundtable of leading journalists.

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