The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® is the premier event in the US focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications. It is unique in that it devotes an entire day to roundtable discussions featuring experts in demand response and smart grid, who discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments. The National Town Meeting also features panel discussions, case studies, and presentations of best practices. Another hallmark is attendee engagement, whether through Q&A sessions with top business leaders and policymakers, through formal electronic voting, or through the National Town Meeting’s reception and other networking sessions.
The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings.
New World Resources Institute research examines where greenhouse gas emissions are headed and how the US can meet its 2025 emissions target.
The “energy vulnerabilities” of Germany and the EU are presently matters of considerable attention in Europe and the U.S., including in joint forums such as the United States-European Union Energy Council, G7 Energy Ministerial Meetings, TTIP trade negotiations, and numerous bilateral meetings.
Join Resource for the Future (RFF) for an expert discussion of creativity, innovation, technology, and natural resources. Ruth DeFries, the Denning Family Chair in Sustainable Development in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and a 2007 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” award, will discuss key themes in her new book, The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis. A panel of experts in geography, conservation science, and economics will consider the advantages and limits of innovation in using and conserving natural resources.
The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment will host its May Happy Hour networking event.
The Potential Energy DC Petting Zoo is a showcase of energy and environmental solutions that you can see and touch - from entrepreneurs right here in the DMV. Innovators include: PEARL Home Certification, Tumalow, YUCK! Old Paint, ExyBox, Ecocell Energy, iRestore, Athena Power, Aquicore, Iron Goat, et al.
On March 20, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management issued a final rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. BLM developed the regulations over four years and received 1.5 million comments during the process. The new regulations will require public disclosure of chemicals used in fracking fluids, higher standards for storing water produced by wells, and the provision of more geologic information in an effort to decrease the risk of cross-well contamination. Join Environmental Law Institute for a discussion about the rule’s ramifications when it goes into effect on June 24, 2015.
Join the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and its Executive Director Carol Werner for a fun four-mile run. Network about the ins-and-outs of the environmental community and how you arrived at where you are today. Come with an open mind and enjoy the scenic DC views.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Join the Atlantic Council for a discussion on the emergence of renewable energy as an important component of US energy policy. The panel will explore the benefits that renewables can bring to domestic and international considerations on climate change, energy security, and economic developments. The panel will also discuss a recent roadmap released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) called REmap 2030 which overviews renewable energy potential in the United States and countries across the globe over the next fifteen years.