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This Week on the GreenScene

Solar Powering Forward: A Look at the Movement, the Industry, and Innovations in the Field

December 1 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Busboys and Poets (5th & K)
Sponsors: RE-volv

Join RE-volv for an exciting panel discussion on the solar industry, the movement, and innovations in the field. The panel will feature experts in solar policy, financing and the environmental movement. The panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities in the solar industry and the relationship between the industry and popular organizing for clean energy. In addition to the panel, learn about RE-volv's innovative solar finance model as well as its partnership with the National Audubon Society.

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A National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

December 2 - December 3 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Ronald Reagan Building
Sponsors: Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

The National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Exploring the Costs of EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Closer Look at Regulatory Design

December 2 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: Electric Power Research Institute, Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future and the Electric Power Research Institute will host this webinar to explore the assumptions and methods that have led to the different cost estimates. Experts from EPRI and RFF will highlight several key challenges in calculating overall regulatory costs, providing an intellectual framework for policymakers and the power sector as they consider the impacts on their states and industries.  

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Can Housing Be Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable?

December 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Sponsors: Environmental and Energy Study Institute

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will host a briefing about how building science, renewable energy technology, creative community engagement and innovative partnerships are beginning to converge for the benefit of home owners and tenants in every income bracket.

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DOE Webinar: Transmission Planning and Interconnection for Offshore Wind

December 2 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy

Charlton Clark from the U.S. Department of Energy will moderate, and other speakers will discuss recent planning and interconnection developments related to offshore wind.

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Turn Down the Heat - Confronting the New Climate Normal

December 2 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and Environmental Change and Security Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region will host a discussion of the LAC portion of the World Bank’s new report, Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal.

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Abundance or Scarcity? Re-examining U.S. Oil & Gas Policy

December 3 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: US Capitol Visitor Center - Auditorium
Sponsors: OurEnergyPolicy.org

Recent growth in domestic oil and gas production is transforming the U.S. energy sector and challenging the paradigm of energy scarcity that has underpinned federal policy for the last 40 years. Join OurEnergyPolicy.org to hear leading energy experts discuss this topic and examine policy issues related to exports, infrastructure, natural gas as a transportation fuel and the climate.

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Buildings of the Future Research Project Launch and Virtual Panel Discussion on Building Technology Trends

December 3 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy

This webinar will investigate the technology trends that will revolutionize the built environment across energy, water, environment, resilience, health, productivity, and security.

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The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

December 3 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Best-selling author Alan Weisman will give a keynote presentation on his experience researching and promoting his landmark book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" Following his presentation, a roundtable panel of environment and health reporters will discuss their surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience, population, and health.

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India Energy: The Struggle For Power

December 3 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

This event marks the launch of India Energy: The Struggle for Power. Written by Raymond E. Vickery, a foremost expert on India’s energy situation, this new volume explains India’s chief energy challenges and considers what policies India might pursue to promote greater energy security.

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Growing Solar Energy for Virginians

December 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch
Sponsors: Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association

In less than an hour, enough solar energy hits the earth to meet the world’s energy needs for an entire year. The Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association will host a discussion about solar technology, current policies and incentives in Virginia, and much more. The session will run approximately 30 minutes, providing ample opportunity for Q&A at the end, as well as a presentation by special guests. Refreshments will be provided.

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How to Kickstart the Solar Revolution - Building a Clean Energy Future?

December 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: American University - Mary Graydon Center
Sponsors: American University

How do we scale up solar energy throughout the world? This presentation will describe a unique effort to expand solar energy by placing panels on the roofs of nonprofit organizations and creating a revolving fund to sustainably finance additional projects.

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WCEE and Energy Bar Association Happy Hour

December 4 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: PJ Clarke's
Sponsors: Energy Bar Association, Women's Council on Energy and Environment

Join Women's Council on Energy and the Environment and Energy Bar Association at a hapy hour. 

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Bipartisan Energy Policy: The Solution or the Problem?

December 5 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Sponsors: Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute will host a debate on the feasibility of bipartisan energy policy in the 114th Congress and the likely paths forward. Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow Lee Lane will moderate a panel with Professor Grossman featuring Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Christopher DeMuth and NERA Economic Consulting Senior Vice President W. David Montgomery.

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Leaders in Energy Holiday Happy Hour: Four Generations - Leadership in Energy & Sustainability

December 5 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Bier Baron Tavern
Sponsors: Leaders in Energy

Leaders in Energy Holiday Happy Hour will feature four speakers who represent exemplary leadership in the energy and sustainability arena from each generation including World War II, Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial.

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Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

December 7 - December 10
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington
Sponsors: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using thtat knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.

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This Week on the GreenScene

Harnessing the Potential of Natural Gas: Addressing Methane Emissions

December 8 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sponsors: Center for Strategic & International Studies

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will co-sponsor an event addressing fugitive methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

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WCEE Holiday Breakfast featuring U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

December 9 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Capitol Hill Club
Sponsors: Women's Council on Energy and Environment

Women's Council on Energy and the Environment will host its holiday breakfast featuring U.S. Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, an expert on energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future.

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

December 10 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: The Laughing Man Tavern
Sponsors: Environmental Law Institute

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section will host a free networking event.

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