Thursday, July 30, 2015
join Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senator Mark Warner as they launch the task force report: Empowering America: How Energy Abundance Can Strengthen US Global Leadership.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will host a briefing featuring rural electric cooperatives which are taking significant action on energy efficiency and renewable energy. This briefing will feature leaders from distribution co-ops and generation and transmission (G&T) co-ops discussing their clean energy innovations, including community solar programs, demand response initiatives, energy efficiency financing, and more. The speakers will describe the impacts and challenges of each strategy, and why these strategies work for their members.More Details
Friday, July 31, 2015
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.More Details
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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!
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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.More Details
Monday, August 10, 2015
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.More Details
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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.More Details