Events - 20 Jun 17

Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Mobility – What Is the Role for Government?

Emerging digital technologies are enabling connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs). These technologies will reshape the future of mobility, reducing accidents and producing an estimated $1 trillion-a-year economic benefit in the United States alone. But to achieve that vision, policymakers will need to create a regulatory environment that encourages experimentation while ensuring high standards of road safety, as Germany has recently done by developing a policy framework for autonomous vehicle research and experimentation.

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Oil Pollution Act Update

Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) in 1990, following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, to strengthen the federal government’s ability to prevent and respond to oil spills, establish financial resources to aid response, and raise standards for contingency planning. It is an area of law that is still evolving and garnering high profile attention.

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Partners in Ingenuity – Inventing the Future

President Trump’s recent budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 has sparked a conversation about the appropriate federal role in supporting the nation’s innovators. As the congressional appropriations process begins in earnest, energy research programs within the Department of Energy are among those under scrutiny, despite a history of broad, bipartisan support. As Congress deliberates the appropriate level of investment in these programs, it is important to understand how the dynamics of the energy sector — including growing competition for multi-trillion-dollar global energy markets — should factor into their decision.

Please join AEIC for a conversation about the energy innovation process, with leading industry voices discussing whether smart, targeted approaches for limited federal resources can complement private sector investments in pursuit of advanced energy technologies.

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USGBC National Capital Region – 2017 Existing Building Series: #2 Smarter Buildings: Key Engineering and Technologies for Energy Use Reduction in Existing Buildings

Do you live, work, learn, or play in an existing building? If so, this series could be for you.

ABOUT THE EXISTING BUILDINGS OPERATIONS + MAINTENANCE EDUCATIONAL SERIES

Do you live, work, learn, or play in an existing building? If so, this series could be for you.

To most people, “green building” connotes sustainable construction practices, but we can have a much greater impact on the environment if we focus on the 98 percent of buildings that are already up and running.

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Litigation Roundtable and Wine & Cheese Reception

Please join WCEE’s Third Annual Litigation Roundtable with the women Administrative Law Judges of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Judges will discuss their experience as Administrative Law Judges, interesting developments in their careers, who mentored them along the way and who they themselves mentored, and share the “Dos & Don’ts” regarding hearings and settlement conferences.

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