Events - 20 Jul 17

Energy & Transportation in the Atlantic Basin – Implications for the European Union & Other Atlantic Actors

This conference seeks to explore the drivers, dynamics and limits of this Atlantic Basin energy and transportation world, and to map its contemporary technical, economic, social and political contours. Current status quo configurations (geographical, technical, market, policy) and business-as-usual trajectories of these five transportation regimes – four ‘continental’ terrestrial systems and one pan-Atlantic Basin maritime transportation system which links them together – will be examined, along with the new types of energy policy and transportation infrastructure requirements (and new transnational and pan-Atlantic collaboration mechanisms) that could be demanded by any future Atlantic Basin pathways consistent with the Paris Accord’s objective to defend the 2-degree guardrail.

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Energy Nominees

The nomination hearing will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the following nominations:

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The Role of Federal Government in Clean Energy Innovation

The Global America Business Institute (GABI), in collaboration with the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), is pleased to host a clean energy roundtable on “The Role of Federal Government in Clean Energy Innovation.”

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Scaling Up Climate Services: Lessons from East Africa

Effectively scaling up climate services requires solid investment in observations, usable climate data, the development of demand–driven products, and the tools to use processed data.  One-off climate service pilots are important to test new ideas, but a more strategic approach is needed to reach scale.  Through USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project brought together key partners including national meteorological and hydrological services (NHMS), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), FEWS NET/USGS, Tetra Tech to develop demand-driven tools to develop and improve East African climate services. This presentation will highlight the experience working with these partners, which has included the the development of improved climate data sets and products with national meteorological services while also establishing user interface processes in multiple sectors and with multiple applications to maximize uptake and use.

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A Midsummer Night’s Green

For sixteen years running, USGBC National Capital Region‘s A Midsummer Night’s Green celebration has been the premier summer social event of the DC area green building community. Join this year at the Arena Stage for an evening of great company, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an open beer and wine bar, as the best of the best in sustainable building are recognized with our Community Leader Awards. Proceeds from this event support local education, advocacy, and volunteer efforts.

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Women’s Energy Network Summer Networking Happy Hour

WEN DC is an organization that prides itself on supporting the professional development and advancement of women in the energy industry through relationships and networking. Come enjoy great food, networking, and socializing with WEN members and other professionals from across the energy industry at the D.C. Chapter’s summer Happy Hour!

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