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Opportunities for Curbing Methane Pollution

October 20 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Center for American Progress
Sponsors: Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion with key state and federal officials and leading experts from the environmental and labor communities. There is a growing awareness that methane pollution must be addressed if we intend to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This panel will examine state and federal approaches to capturing the potential economic and environmental benefits of methane pollution control strategies.

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Russia's Energy Relations with the West - The Energy Charter Perspective

October 20 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Atlantic Council
Sponsors: Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, the Energy Charter Secretariat, and the Brussels Energy Club will host a public event featuring Ambassador Urban Rusnák, secretary-general of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Russia, currently in an economic crisis, was ordered by international arbitration tribunals in July 2014 to pay fifty billion dollars to former shareholders of Yukos. Ambassador Rusnák will discuss how the ruling affects the current state of energy relations between Russia and the West, as well as the repercussions of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine on European energy security.

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Wharton DC Green Business Forum at Embassy of Denmark

October 20 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Embassy of Denmark
Sponsors: The Wharton Club of DC, Wharton Green Business Forum

Søren Hermansen, a world-class Danish energy magician, will discuss what his community and country are doing to become 100% energy independent. The subject of his talk will be how a society can move from the current energy environment to one completely free of mineral fuels without subsidies, tax advantages or any other special incentives -- and without sacrificing economic growth -- as demonstrated by Denmark in its ambitious program launched in 2008.

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DOE Webinar: Starting the 'Race to Zero' Student Design Competition

October 21 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Kick-Start Your 'Race to Zero' Competition Entry!" The webinar will introduce the Department's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition.

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Individual Variation and Its Effect on the Risk to Wildlife Populations

October 21 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: Environmental Protection Agency

Gordon Fox and Bruce Kendall will speak on their current research on wildlife population dymanics.

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Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin Webinar Series

October 21 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: Environmental Law Institute

Landscape-scale Identification of Actually Restorable Wetlands: This talk will outline a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales.

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Mexico's Energy Reform - Tracking Progress

October 22 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Atlantic Council
Sponsors: Atlantic Council

The Mexican energy industry is set for transformation after President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law the reform’s secondary legislation in August. The Atlantic Council will host the first major policy address in the United States by one of the top Mexican officials leading this reform. 

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DOE Webcast: Long-Term Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting Tools for Transportation

October 22 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy

The Energy Department Vehicle Technologies Office will present a live webcast titled "Updates on Energy and GHG Emissions Accounting Tools for Transportation." The webcast will describe how two macroeconomic tools provide estimates on energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector.

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The Cleantech Open - 3rd Annual Southeast Innovation Summit

October 22 | 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sponsors: Southeast Innovation Summit

The Southeast Innovation Summit showcases the region’s cleantech innovation and convenes key stakeholders from investors, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 managers, policy makers, and academia. Innovation is catalyzed when market participants from different geographies and focus areas have regular dialogue and establish working relationships. The Summit provides an annual platform for these connections to be fostered.

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The Future of Food and Climate: A Conversation With Jonathan Foley

October 22 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Managing Our Planet series brings a special edition where Jonathan Foley will discuss his vision for the California Academy of Sciences and discuss issues related to food security, demographics and sustainability.

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EnviroRun - Building a Greener World One Stride at a Time

October 22 | 7:00 PM
Location: Bar Louie
Sponsors: Envirorun

Join with your colleagues-at-large on 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.

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Reducing CAPEX for Energy-Efficient Building Controls

October 23
Location: Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency
Sponsors: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

ARPA-E will hold a workshop on "Reducing CAPEX for Energy-Efficient Building Controls" on October 23rd at ARPA-E's office in Washington, DC. This workshop will convene leading experts in building science, control systems, and computer science to identify innovative research paths to increase the adoption of energy-saving building controls by reducing one-off design and installation costs.

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DC World Green Energy Symposium 2014

October 23 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Washington Post Conference Center
Sponsors: World Green Energy Symposium

Join the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) Council, Host Ambassadors & Partners at the DC World Green Energy Symposium Executive Forum. This is the world stage for latest launches, policies, unveiling of procurement opportunities and showcase of sustainable technologies and innovations in new energy.

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Energy Efficiency - How Much? How Soon? At What Cost?

October 23 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: National Press Club
Sponsors: National Press Club

In this Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes energy experts who will discuss the substantial increase in energy use efficiency due to a variety of utility, state, and federal programs. As a result of these programs, there is more economic output for every dollar of energy expenditure.

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Leaders in Energy Happy Hour on Ocean Energy Issues & Opportunities

October 23 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Arlington Garden Hilton Inn
Sponsors: Leaders in Energy

The Leaders in Energy will be co-hosting its professional networking Happy Hour on the topic of "Ocean Energy Issues and Opportunities." Speakers will address the science and misperceptions regarding the impacts of seismic surveys and noise on marine life associated with offshore energy resource mapping as well as ocean renewable energy systems including ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal, etc.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to speak at Georgetown University

October 24 | 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Georgetown University
Sponsors: Georgetown University

The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy will host the 2014 LEAD Conference, "The Power of Opinion: How Americans' Preferences on Energy Point a Way Forward on Climate Change" on October, 24, 2014. The Honorable Gina McCarthy, current Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will keynote the event.

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GWU Sustainable Urban Planning Research Symposium on Climate Change

October 24 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: George Washington University - Media and Public Affairs Building
Sponsors: George Washington University

The Sustainable Urban Planning Program is hosting its fifth biannual Research Symposium. This year's symposium focuses on the question: Do cities hold the solution to climate change?

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FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon

October 28 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the United States Department of Energy Office of Science, in partnership with the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, cordially invite you to an all-day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S., targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon.

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Clean Coal Technologies Development in China

October 28 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: US Energy Association
Sponsors: United States Energy Association

Dr. Ren will discuss various clean coal and pollution control technologies being developed by his company.  He will also focus on how these technologies are being deployed in various China projects.

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DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Putting It All Together

October 29 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the final webinar in the 2014 Tribal Renewable Energy Series titled "Putting It All Together." The webinar will build on previous webinars to help tribes identify opportunities for renewable energy projects.

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Weatherization Day 2014

October 30 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: United Planning Organization
Sponsors: District Department of the Environment

DDOE invites will host Weatherization Day to give demonstrations and valuable tips on how to save energy and money in the winter.

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University of the District of Columbia Green Campus Tour

November 1 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Meet in front of Starbuck's at Van Ness MetroRail Stop
Sponsors: University of the District of Columbia

This walking tour will highlight campus sustainability initiatives aimed at making UDC a national leader in urban sustainability.

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