Events - 25 May 17

WIRES University Graduate School – Electric Transmission Infrastructure: Economic, Policy & Technology Benefits of Investment

This session delves into the details of why modernizing our high-voltage grid infrastructure is more critical than ever, given the age of the nation’s transmission facilities, the fundamental changes occurring in electric generation, and the demands on the system. Expansion and upgrade of the grid will make it more resilient and deliver increased economic, environmental, and consumer benefits in the range of $50 billion annually.

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on DOE & FERC Nominees

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing to consider the nominations of:
**Mr. Dan Brouillette to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy;
**Mr. Neil Chatterjee to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and
**Mr. Robert Powelson to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Vietnamese Public’s Perception & Awareness of Climate Change

As one of the countries most vulnerable to the baneful effects of climate change, the Vietnamese government has been forthright in addressing the issue through public media. How widespread is understanding about climate change and what measures is the government taking to respond? Having worked with youth and local communities on environmental advocacy, Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Ly will share her views on public understanding of climate change and its implications.

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Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. The CSLF Secretariat plans to increase stakeholder outreach and engagement to align the CSLF message alongside other voices in the industry.

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Going Big on Solar – Options for Commercial, Government & Nonprofit Customers

The gold rush is on in Virginia! Businesses, universities, non-profits, and local governments are taking advantage of low solar prices and innovative financing models to access clean, renewable electricity from the sun. Solar installations in Virginia increased ten-fold in the past year, with most of the new demand coming from large customers like these.

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