Upcoming Events

Friday, July 31, 2015

Webinar on “Industrial Energy Efficiency & the CPP – Tools for States”

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.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Organic Farm Tour – Rodale Institute

Join GoodSoil Events on Saturday, August 1st for an all-day organic farm tour of Rodale Institute. A group of us will leave from DuPont Circle Metro on a shuttle and will road trip to Rodale, located in Pennsylvania.

GoodSoil Events is a developing social enterprise that celebrates sustainable agriculture, advocates for healthy soil, and raises awareness through food-focused experiences.

The cost is $100 per person and must be purchased in advance. The ticket price includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation from Washington, D.C. to Rodale Institute on a shuttle
  • Travel pack of goodies for the road
  • Networking with awesome individuals who share similar passions
  • Presentation at Rodale about their organic farming and soil practices
  • Tour of Rodale Institute
  • Vegetarian lunch (vegan meals can be accommodated, along with gluten-intolerant options)
  • Freedom to roam the farm on your own and make purchases at their on-site store
  • Bragging rights that you visited one the BEST farms in the region!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars

How can cars be redesigned to meet the air quality needs of tomorrow?  What does it take to set up a legislative framework to ensure reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions for the future?  Join WCEE  for a discussion on these questions and more with Margo Oge, author of the book Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars, and architect of EPA’s recent historic air quality regulations for the transportation sector.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Making Solar Energy Accessible to Everyone

How do we design a successful transition to clean, renewable energy in a way that includes everyone, particularly low income families who need it most? GRID Alternatives has developed and implemented a proven model that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Join Nicole Steele, Executive Director of GRID Alternatives’ Mid-Atlantic office to learn about the success stories of providing community-scale solar access at the local and regional scale, where there are often different rules, permitting and incentives.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Politics, Promise, and Potential

The hype and media noise around grid-scale energy storage in the U.S. is reaching saturation levels. California’s energy strategy is a forcing function for more storage but what about the rest of the country? While ISOs like PJM have instituted competitive frequency regulation procurement, storage is only one of many options that can compete for this service. This presentation will summarize results from independent, competitive assessments focused on life cycle costs and commercial readiness of the various options.

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