Events - 29 Jun 17

Energy Efficiency – The Prosperity Fuel

Discussions about energy efficiency often revolve around its ability to lower energy consumption, lower energy expenditures, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, but in many emerging economies, the focus is first on economic growth and poverty alleviation. This panel will look at the opportunities and challenges in shifting the energy efficiency discussion to how it can deliver more goods and services efficiently while also bringing greater prosperity and ensuring sustainability.

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Protecting America’s Water Amid Growing Threats

 

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), and Clean Water Action invite you to a briefing on federal protection for clean water, which is increasingly under threat from steep proposed EPA budget cuts and recent decisions rescinding key federal rules (including the rules that applied the Clean Water Act to smaller waterways and wetlands or prohibited discharge of coal mining waste into streams). Meanwhile, aging infrastructure, population growth, and climate change—with its droughts and floods—put an ever-increasing strain on America’s waterways and drinking water. This requires increased investment and sharper focus on science-based policy simply to maintain existing water quality—let alone improve it—and protect water resources from systemic failures like the ones experienced in Flint, MI, Newburgh, NY, and many other places across the country. Speakers will discuss impacts of proposed funding cuts and rollbacks in clean water protections on public and environmental health, and how to undo the damage.

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The Importance of R&D in Advancing Energy Technologies

Carbon capture has been practiced at the industrial scale for over 40 years, and it has the potential to be used more widely in the future if breakthrough technologies continue to be developed and commercialized.  This briefing will provide some insight into the development pathway for two of these technologies – MTR’s membrane-based approach and ION Engineering’s advanced solvent-based technology. Their developers will discuss the current status of their efforts and opportunities available given continued support of the development process.

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Hot Topics in Public Policy – Energy & Transportation

The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is pleased to announce our newest event series: Hot Topics in Public Policy. These events are a panel series focusing on issues currently — or soon-to-be — moving through the 115th Congress. These panels bring together thought leaders in the industry to discuss the state-of-play, providing insights and intel to help attendees stay ahead of the game in the current policy discussions heating up DC.

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Young Professionals in Energy Happy Hour

Meet young professionals and energy leaders from across the industry at YPE DC’s monthly happy hour.

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Climate Change & the Refugee Crisis

Join Denise Robbins, Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Communications Director, for a reception and discussion about her new book, “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the 21st Century.”

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