Events - 15 Nov 17

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation annual Corporate Citizenship Conference

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on November 14-15 in Washington, D.C. to learn how the business community—together with their partners—are taking action and creating solutions today that build greater opportunities and prosperity for all. There will be keynotes and breakout sessions on each of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s issue network areas–circular economy and sustainability, community health and wellness, food security, education, financial inclusion, disaster preparedness and response, and women’s economic empowerment. Register here, and use 20% discount code SAVE20 for savings up to $200.

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WildSpeak

WildSpeak 2017 is hosted by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). This two-day symposium of presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration includes some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, filmmakers, scientists, newsmakers, educators, and conservation organizations.  Together, we explore how visual media can best contribute to influential science communications and positive conservation outcomes all around the globe.

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Energy Decoded

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have committed to an “America First” energy plan that looks to lower costs and reduce regulations while fully maximizing and exploiting American resources. Roll Call Live, in partnership with the editorial powerhouse of CQ News, invites you to a packed morning of expert analysis and bipartisan discussion to examine the many questions that energy stakeholders and policymakers will face in the new administration.

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The Versatile ARPA-E – A Catalyst of Clean Energy Innovation

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) fills key gaps in the U.S. energy innovation system. Its funding yields new science that is relevant to energy innovators and leads to the creation of a significant number of new companies, services, and products. In fact, new research by ITIF shows that, contrary to the claims of the Office of Management and Budget, the private sector would not have achieved ARPA-E’s results were it not for this young agency’s contributions. These findings support and extend a recent comprehensive assessment by the National Academies.

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Powering Cities in the Global South – How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy & the Environment

Michael Westphal will present his paper on energy access – another chapter of the World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City. Millions of residents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world don’t have access to clean, reliable energy, and the challenge of reaching them is not getting easier. In 2012, only 58 percent of the urban population had access to electricity in low-income countries, and nearly 500 million urban residents worldwide used dirty and harmful cooking fuels like charcoal and wood.

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Nord Stream & European Energy

The Gazprom-led Nord Stream Two gas pipeline project supported by Russia, Germany and a consortium of five Western European companies is slated to be completed by the year 2019. Parallel to the existing Nord Stream One pipeline on the Baltic seabed, Nord Stream Two would double the system’s total capacity to 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually, all earmarked for direct delivery to Germany. This volume will constitute 80 percent of all Russian gas supplies to Europe, channeled through a single transit route. The Nord Stream project would bypass a number of key U.S. allies in Central-Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, potentially eliminating Ukraine as a major transit route to Europe.

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