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Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

The Institute of the Americas and the Latin America and Caribbean Program at The University of Texas at Austin will host a discussion on how the U.S. energy revolution and natural gas can be most effectively utilized to increase diplomacy and support economic development across the Western Hemisphere. Panelists will also analyze where the export question, as well as social and environmental concerns, fit into the broader debate on the U.S. shale revolution.

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How Can Organizations Use Big Data to Achieve Sustainability Objectives?

The environmental challenges facing today's organizations have become clear and more data than ever are being generated from many different sources (from satellites to smart phones), leading to the concept dubbed "Big Data". Can Big Data change how we solve environmental problems?

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Re-Examining Smart Power - How Electric Utilities Can Respond to Climate Change Challenges

The Energy Security Initiative (ESI) at Brookings will host Peter Fox-Penner for a discussion of the future of the electric utility industry. This event serves as a follow-up to Fox-Penner’s initial book launch at Brookings in April 2010.

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High Energy Happy Hour

Meet, network, and enjoy an exclusive night out with highly influential real estate and energy professionals, including presenters and participants from the World Energy Efficiency Conference 2014 (hosted in DC earlier that day!).

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Tomorrow

The Case for New Climate Change Metrics

During this webinar, the presenters will bring participants up-to-speed on the latest climate science, explain the limits of current climate accounting methods, then describe how new, updated climate metrics can not only overcome these hurdles, but also provide new insights into the identification of effective climate mitigation solutions.

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Fracking - Technology, Impacts & Regulation

Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy; Amy Mall, senior analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Jan Mares, senior advisor at Resources for the Future, will discuss “Fracking: Technology, Impacts and Regulation.”

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Metropolitan Washington DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes

Visit over 50 solar and green homes from MD, DC and VA October 4 and 5. The homes feature the latest in solar and energy saving technologies. Talk to the owners about their experiences and how they are saving money by going green.

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Monday, October 06, 2014

U.S. LNG Exports – Why & Why Now?

The U.S. is undergoing an energy renaissance, due in part to newly discovered shale plays and advances in technologies that enable us to extract natural gas that was previously unobtainable by conventional extraction methods. Join to hear Majida Mourad, Vice President - Government Relations for Cheniere Energy, provide a background on LNG and discuss why natural gas exports are important to the U.S. and its economy.

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Cellulosic Ethanol - A Technology Update

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will host a briefing examining the technologies that are making commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production a reality.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Politics & Process of Keystone XL

As the mid-term elections approach, one of the biggest questions this November will be about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. On October 7, the Canada Institute will convene a panel of experts to discuss the environment that has made KXL the political football it is today, what the proposed project means for the upcoming elections, the legal underpinnings of the approval process, and where the pipeline goes from here, both in Nebraska and in Washington.

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