The US Energy Association proudly presents the first of its premier events for 2018! The 14th Annual State of the Energy Industry Forum will bring together executives from the energy industry’s leading associations, lawmakers, regulators, energy industry influencers, diplomats, thought leaders, and journalists to discuss the latest developments impacting the industry and the most significant energy issues facing our country and our world.More Details
The House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will meet for a hearing titled, “Engaging Energy: Small Business Resources at the Department of Energy.”More Details
The full Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will meet to examine the nominations of Melissa F. Burnison, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs), and Anne Marie White, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary (Environmental Management), both of the Department of Energy.More Details
The House Committee on Natural Resources will convene an oversight hearing entitled “Examining the Department of the Interior’s Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens.”More Details
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) for a presentation of the IEEJ’s Energy Outlook 2018, a report on the future of global energy. The 2018 edition of the outlook broadens its analysis out to 2050.More Details
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program is pleased to host Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) for a presentation of the IEEJ’s Energy Outlook 2018, a report on the future of global energy.More Details
A live webinar of the event will be available here.
Improving adaptive capacity to climate change through conflict resolution: lessons from Ethiopia
In recent decades, arid and semi-arid rangelands in the Horn of Africa have experienced the effects of two related threats: 1) increasingly frequent and severe droughts amplified by climate change, and 2) outbreaks of conflict among pastoralist groups whose access to natural resources has been squeezed by population growth, land development, administrative boundaries, rangeland degradation, and erratic and extreme weather. Development practitioners are giving increasing attention to the idea that collaborative community activities, focused on building key institutional relationships, may contribute to conflict prevention, and that lower levels of conflict can provide the opportunity to enhance the scope and quality of climate adaptation.
The January 18th Adaptation Community Meeting will feature Jeff Stark, a conflict and climate change specialist, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of addressing the climate-conflict nexus in programming. Mr. Stark will specifically speak to lessons learned from a recent assessment he conducted of the USAID-funded Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience (PCCSR) pilot project. This project, which ran from 2014 to 2017, endeavored to reverse patterns of pastoral conflict over natural resources in several districts in southern Ethiopia.
More about the speaker:
Jeffrey Stark is an expert on issues of governance and environment and has written extensively on the subject of climate change and conflict across Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, Mr. Stark served as the director of research and studies at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS), where he led several environmental security assessments. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Stark was a visiting professor at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. He previously taught political science at St. Thomas University in Miami and served as a program officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency in New York City.
Please join Resources for the Future (RFF) for the Washington, DC book release of Daniel Raimi’s “The Fracking Debate,” part of the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy series from Columbia University Press.More Details
Clean Energy Project Financing: Where the rubber meets the road
Energy and sustainability solutions are often sold through complex financing arrangements such as power purchase agreements (PPAs), sale-leaseback, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and other mechanisms. So, what does that mean to those of us trying to launch products into the market, build startups, and change the world? We need to get a project financing MBA yesterday!
Join us on January 18, for the Leaders in Energy and Potential Energy DC co-sponsored social-panel event at the WeWork Wonder Bread Factory. We will be bringing together the dream team of energy project financing.
Come listen to and meet experts from across the region to help get your products and solutions into the market by understanding the levers of project finance.
Our speakers include:
—Tom Deyo, Chief Executive Officer, Montgomery County Green Bank;
— Jon Powers, Co-Founder and President, CleanCapital;
— Cullen Kasunic, Distributed Generation/Cleantech Project Financing Expert and Principal, Kasunic Consulting;
— Abby Johnson, President, Abacus Property Solutions, a commercial real estate advisory firm specializing in developing and financing energy solutions for building owners; and
— Rich Dooley, Community Energy Coordinator, Office of Sustainability and Environmental
Management, Arlington County.
Tickets include program, pizza, and beverages.More Details
Join young professionals from across the energy industry at this month’s YPE DC networking happy hour.More Details