Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Indonesia – A Regional Energy Leader in Transition

The National Bureau of Asian Research will host a panel to discuss Indonesia’s energy outlook, critical policy and market challenges, and major developments in recent years.

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Offshore Oil & Gas Production

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing to receive testimony on the Well Control Rule and other regulations related to offshore oil and gas production.

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Hydraulic Fracturing: A Discussion of BLM’s Regulatory Authority

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming granted a motion for a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recently issued hydraulic fracturing rule. BLM issued the rule in March, attempting to exert jurisdiction over hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The district court’s decision prohibits the BLM from implementing the new rule while litigation over the rule’s legality is pending. The lawsuit, filed shortly after BLM issued the hydraulic fracturing rule, was originally brought by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance. The lawsuit now includes challenges from four states—Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, and Utah—and the Ute Indian Tribe.

This panel will discuss the impact of the court’s decision and their thoughts regarding future developments in the case.

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Maryland Climate Commission Public Meeting

Please attend this meeting hosted by the Maryland Climate Commission, which is charged with advising the Governor and General Assembly on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change. The Commission voted unanimously to endorse legislation that would cut Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions 40% by the year 2030.

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Panel Discussion on Offshore Wind in the U.S.

Please join the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) for a panel discussion on offshore wind in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that offshore wind could provide at least 7% of our domestic energy demand by 2050. Europe already has a full-fledged offshore wind industry with over 8 GW of installed capacity and much more in the pipeline, but development in the United States has been delayed by high costs, an underdeveloped supply chain, and local and political opposition.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Evolving US Vehicle Fleet: Responding to New Federal Regulations

Please join RFF for this First Wednesday Seminar, where panelists will analyze some of the emerging information, including consumer demand for fuel economy and how lower gasoline prices can affect future fuel savings from the regulations. Manufacturer responses will also be discussed, including how the production of different vehicle sizes and types can affect regulatory compliance strategies, and how the new markets for emissions and fuel economy credits are developing.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

How Can New Transatlantic Collaboration Overcome Barriers to Renewable Energy Goals?

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) invite you to a briefing discussing how all levels of governments in the European Union and United States can expand collaboration on renewable electricity market penetration to meet energy, economic, and environmental needs. The briefing will feature an upcoming report by CCS, funded by the European Union Delegation to the United States, which examines high-priority common challenges and opportunities in the renewable energy sector that are prime candidates for new or enhanced forms of transatlantic collaboration at the regional and Member State/U.S. state levels.

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Conservation for Cities Program

Cities are the most altered landscapes created by people, and by 2050 the world’s urban population will swell by almost 3 billion. How can we protect and restore green infrastructure – natural habitat which supplies crucial benefits to urban residents and helps cities adapt to climate change?

Senior Scientist for Sustainability at The Nature Conservancy, Rob McDonald, presents stories of cities around the world where city planners, economists and ecologists have overcome these challenges, highlighting the new science that is providing hope for cities in the future. A moderated conversation with Senior Science Director at the Wilderness Society, Greg Aplet, and a book signing with Rob will follow.

(This event will take place in the Q?rius Theater on the ground floor of the museum.)

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Four Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy and Sustainability Holiday Event

Join Leaders in Energy for Leaders in Energy’s “4 Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy and Sustainability (Leading Through Adversity)” Holiday Event on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5:30 – 9 pm.  The event will recognize clean energy and sustainability leaders from World War II (1927-1945), Baby Boomer (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1980), and Millennial (1981-2000) generations who exemplify leadership in the energy and sustainability arena.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sustainable Energy Finance Forum: Multifamily Housing

Join DC Sustainable Energy Utility on December 8, 2015, for the next installment of the Sustainable Energy Finance Forum series. On the agenda will be representatives(to be confirmed) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fannie Mae, District Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), Stewards of Housing for the Future, the National Housing Trust (NHT), and more.

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