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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A Conversation with Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

Recharge, the Christian Science Monitor's energy section, will host EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for a talk on the morning of July 7, 2015 in Washington DC. The theme of the discussion will be US energy and climate policy on the path to Paris negotiations.

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Making Solar Energy Accessible to Everyone

The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) will hold a forum Tuesday, July 7th at Noon at Energetics looking at designing a successful transition to clean, renewable energy. Nicole Steele, Executive Director of GRID Alternatives’ Mid-Atlantic office will discuss the success stories of providing community-scale solar access at the local and regional scale, where there are often different rules, permitting and incentives. Join Nicole Steele, Executive Director of GRID Alternatives’ Mid-Atlantic office to learn about the success stories of providing community-scale solar access at the local and regional scale, where there are often different rules, permitting and incentives.  She will discuss how GRID works with community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, and describe what works in which areas and why, including low income solar rebate programs, single-family versus multi-family and community solar models, homeowners  versus renters, and innovative job training workforce development approaches involving schools or veteran communities.   Ms. Steele will also address challenges and opportunities in elevating the solar access conversation to the national level, including policy development and implementation, working with affordable housing developers, renewable energy credits, net metering programs, and GRID’s National Women in Solar Initiative, as part of the effort to transfer what has been learned from the great successes at the smaller scale to clean energy access for all nationwide!           

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Energy as an Investment in Our Schools: Sustainable Energy Finance Forum

Please join the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) for a discussion about how investing in sustainable energy is not just valuable for reaching societal goals, but can also help schools reach their core education goals.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

The 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus are honorary co-hosts of the Expo.

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Middle East Energy: Beyond an Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term? Energy experts will explore these issues in this eighth event in the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series.

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A Big Picture Look: Developing a Robust Power Generation Portfolio to Minimize Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This presentation on "Developing a Robust Power Generation Portfolio to Minimize Greenhouse Gas Emissions" includes information on currently available technologies, some of the rules and regulations proposed to support renewable integration, and potential unintended consequences of this clash of regulation and technology.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2015

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program will host Jean-François Gagné, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division with the International Energy Agency (IEA), to present the IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015). 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Current Energy and Environmental Legislation: A Vision from the Hill

  This year, Congress is contemplating a variety of legislative initiatives in spite of a calendar that threatens to be constrained by must-pass legislation and the annual budget debate. What are the consensus areas among the +100 proposals offered for Senate Energy Chairman Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) energy bill? What direction might the House Energy & Commerce’s legislation take in the context of the new energy vision laid out by Chairman Upton’s Architecture of Abundance? In addition, Congress awaits EPA’s finalization of the Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants this summer.    Join WCEE for a conversation about these topics over breakfast on Monday, July 13th! We will be joined by key Congressional staffers who will offer their insights and opinions on the busy summer and fall that lie ahead. - See more at: http://www.wcee.org/events/event_details.asp?id=654806&group=#sthash.TxUE8FYm.dpuf   Join WCEE for a conversation about current energy and environmental legislation over breakfast on Monday, July 13.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How Green is Your Gasoline? An Examination of Recent Developments in EPA's RFS Program

The D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section will host a panel of distinguished government, private sector and non-profit experts that will explore recent developments in EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program. Topics will include an overview of the RFS program, the impact of EPA's recently proposed 2014 and 2015 RFS production targets, the impact of fraud in the renewables fuel market, the so-called blend wall and legislative developments.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 Sulfur Emissions Limits for Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters

  ELI invites you to join us for an in-depth examination of the implications of the new rule. Our expert panel will explain the rule’s workings and answer questions such as: How can the regulated community comply? What are the civil and criminal enforcement mechanisms available to regulators? How can attorneys help their clients minimize liability for violations? How important are compliance programs to avoiding liability? What happens when EPA sends a “request for information” or the Coast Guard boards the vessel looking for evidence of compliance? What is the public’s role when it comes to finding and reporting violations? What happens if fuel is unavailable and how does the “Fuel Oil Non Availability” or FONAR work?   The Environmental Law Institute will hold an in-depth examination of the implications of the new rule for sulfur emissions limits for vessels operating in U.S. waters.  

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