Events - 26 Jul 17

Future Markets Workshop on Flexibility

The Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Siebel Energy Institute (SEI) will host its inaugural Future Markets Workshop on July 26, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  The Workshop is designed to highlight innovative ideas that will facilitate changing trends in electricity markets (

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Crossing the “Valley of Death” – How to Design & Run Successful Clean-Energy Demonstration Projects

Transformational clean-energy innovations are required to achieve the nation’s economic, environmental, and national security goals. Smart grids that can integrate massive distributed resources, power plants that can capture and sequester carbon emissions, and other advanced technologies must be demonstrated at scale before they can be fully commercialized. Public-private partnerships are needed to cross this “valley of death” between prototype and commercialization and strengthen investor confidence in the affordability, reliability, and practicality of such innovations. But demonstration projects pose many policy and management challenges, and the historical record of the Department of Energy running them is uneven.

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Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing entitled “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets.”

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Renegotiating NAFTA – Energy Opportunities & Challenges

In fulfillment of a campaign promise made by then-candidate Donald Trump, the administration has made preliminary steps to revisit the provisions of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On May 18th, 2017, Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, delivered a letter to Congress providing official notice of this intent. Despite attempts to move toward renegotiation, little is yet known about the administration’s plans, particularly as they relate to energy. Given the level of market integration and energy trade within North America, a renegotiated NAFTA could have major consequences for the region’s – and world’s – energy markets.

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Genetically Modified Food and Trade

WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents

Genetically Modified Foods and Trade

Globally 18 million farmers in 28 countries grow biotech crops; about 180 million hectares is grown annually. The vast majority of corn, soybeans and cotton grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered.

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Young Professionals in Energy Reception Hosted by AGA

Please join Young Professionals in Energy – DC for a reception hosted by the American Gas Association.

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