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January 26 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Summit is organized by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). The Summit will engage energy educators at all levels and students to build, improve, and expand energy education and serve the needs of diverse populations of students and citizens. The Summit will cover what we teach in energy education, how we teach it, how we can collaborate to teach it better, and how we can overcome critical challenges.
January 26 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join the Wilson Center for a discussion of cities and climate change, urban resiliency, and measures to ensure inclusive cities. Winning authors of the 2014 Graduate Student Urban Poverty Paper Competition will present their solutions-oriented research, with commentary offered by experienced professionals working in the urban sector.
January 27 - January 29
The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system.
January 27 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 27 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Nature Conservancy will host staff, supporters and friends at Eatonville Restaurant on January 27. Learn more about the Conservancy's global fisheries work from Jeremy Rude, who is a Fisheries Specialist with the Conservancy. Mix and mingle with friends and colleagues, all for a good cause!
January 28 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
America's Natural Gas Alliance invites you to a Recharge Conversation with Adam Sieminski, administrator of the US Energy Information Administration. The theme of the talk will be global energy after the oil price fall. How do plummeting oil prices change the international energy industry, and, specifically, the role the US plays in it? What does the future hold for all types of energy in a new era of cheaper oil?
January 28 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The electric grid is increasingly a digital communications network. Indeed many of the leading technologies to enable the integration of renewable energy sources onto the grid are dependent on the digital and real time sharing of information. However, recent, well-publicized corporate cyber hacks have illustrated an inherent weakness of the technology – it is possible to inflict significant economic and property damage anonymously and from a great distance. What are the security, technological and legal implications of cyber hacks and cyber terrorism on the operation of electric networks? In this webinar we will hear from security, engineering and privacy experts will explain the existing framework and discuss the lessons and warnings for the future.
January 28 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
At this RFF seminar, experts will examine recent research on this important topic and discuss how the United States and other countries are addressing the challenge. Panelists will present new methods to quantify the climate vulnerability of farm households, demonstrated in major studies in Africa, South Asia, and the US Pacific Northwest. They will also address recent work currently underway at the US Department of Agriculture and the World Bank.
January 28 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The American Water Works Association and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will host a discussion of water and wastewater utility energy efficiency programs, both today and potential for the future. This workshop will highlight successes and challenges in the region, with an emphasis on how water and wastewater utilities could participate in state and energy sector efficiency incentive programs.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act
January 29 | 10:00 AM
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on The LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act (S. 33). The hearing will take place Thursday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. in room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment
January 29 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
This webinar addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy.
January 29 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
February 4 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, countries have committed to gather in Paris in December 2015 to finalize a new international agreement to take action on climate change. To prepare for Paris, each country must outline Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), the actions it will take to reduce its emissions. At this Resources for the Future First Wednesday Seminar, experts will discuss a new method for comparing the INDCs, based on work by a team from Harvard University, Duke University, Japan's Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, and Resources for the Future. They will also present a preliminary assessment of mitigation actions announced by several key jurisdictions, and a negotiator from the US State Department will offer comments.
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