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Monday, June 01, 2015

The Renewable Energy Transition: The Impact on Climate Change, Energy, and Economic Development

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.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

America’s Nuclear Energy Future – A Policy Briefing

From nuclear energy to renewables like solar and wind to new sources of fossil fuels, the energy landscape in the U.S. is transforming as new technologies continue to develop. These developments have vast implications –– from economic prosperity and jobs, to international relationships, national security and the environment.

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House Energy Committee Hearing on DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power has announced that a hearing has been scheduled with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the Quadrennial Energy Review and related legislation.

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The Rush to Renewables: How to Make the Grid Both Clean and Reliable

The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment's Lunch & Learn Series will host Matt Wald, Senior Director, Policy Analysis and Strategic Planning of the Nuclear Energy Institute in a conversation about "The Rush to Renewables: How to Make the Grid Both Clean and Reliable."

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program Success

Join this webinar to learn how local environmental health programs achieved integration between sustainability and environmental health in this free event on June 3rd from 1:00-2:15 pm EDT. Brought to you by The Security and Sustainability Forum in cooperation with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), this webinar will feature past NEHA Sustainability Award winners and is a great way to open the discussion around the sustainability-environmental health nexus with other like-minded professionals.

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House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy and power hearing

The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hold a hearing titled, “Discussion Draft on Accountability and Department of Energy Perspectives on Title IV: Energy Efficiency.”

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a discussion on the future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) under changing leadership.

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In the Hot Seat: Drilling into the Administration's Plans to Regulate Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

This summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to propose rules addressing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. This action is anticipated to be the first direct regulation of methane emissions as a greenhouse gas, which, in addition to being the primary component of natural gas, has an EPA global warming potential much more significant than that of carbon dioxide. To meet the Obama Administration’s goal to cut oil and gas sector methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025 from 2012 levels, EPA is targeting new and modified oil and gas production sources, as well as natural gas processing and transmission sources.

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Post-Combustion Carbon Capture from Flue Gas

One of the most urgent challenges faced today, with the apparent advent of global warming, is the capture of CO2 from coal fired power plants, which is the largest single source of global CO2 emissions. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.  and Southern Company Services, Inc. have successfully completed a demonstration test program of a 500 tpd fully integrated CCS plant applied to a coal-fired power plant for the past 4 years. In addition, MHI has received an order for the world’s largest post-combustion CO2 capture plant of 4,776 tpd from an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project mainly promoted by NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation, which is now under construction.

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Zero Net Energy Buildings

  – Zero Net Energy Buildings – How to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Slash Utility Bills and Enhance Comfort Residential and commercial buildings consume a whopping 41% of all energy in the United States. And the majority of that energy is used to heat, ventilate and cool our buildings throughout the year. We have the technology and techniques today that can significantly reduce building energy consumption to virtually zero, which drastically reduces monthly utility bills and carbon emissions.   This briefing will provide an overview of what's behind the growth in the Zero Net Energy building market, its economic and environmental benefits, and why Zero Net Energy is important to your district. Speakers will highlight current and future ZNE projects and identify stakeholders' roles in these efforts, including small businesses, builders, developers, State and local committees, technology producers and NGOs.

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