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World Energy Trilemma 2014

November 24 | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: The National Press Club
Sponsors: National Press Club

On the occasion of the launch of the 2014 Trilemma report, the United States Energy association (USEA) hosts a panel discussion, chaired by Joan MacNuaghton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma. CEOs from the energy and finance sectors along with policymakers discuss the issues raised in the report and provide insights into how the energy sector can deliver sustainable and resilient energy systems by working together with the finance community.

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IEA's World Energy Outlook 2014

November 24 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sponsors: Center for Strategic and International Studies

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program will host Fatih Birol, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA) to present the IEA's 2014 World Energy Outlook.

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Capping China's Coal

November 24 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Following the U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation deal signed in Beijing last week, new and emerging policies and international partnerships that aim to help China reach the national coal consumption cap by 2020 will be discussed.

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Entering the Homestretch: U.S. Climate Diplomacy on the Road to Paris

November 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Center for American Progrss
Sponsors: Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is hosting a conversation with the person at the center—as well as on the front lines—of the Obama administration’s international climate strategy: U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern.

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Bioenergy and Invasive Species: Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard

November 24 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
Sponsors: Environmental Law Institute

This webinar will consider emerging efforts to address invasion risks under the RFS program, with speakers representing EPA, USDA, conservation, and industry perspectives.

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What's the Deal with the U.S.-China Climate Deal?

November 25 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Security and Sustainability Forum
Sponsors: Security and Sustainability Forum

This discussion convenes global experts to give you an overview of the U.S.-China climate agreement, its historical and potential significance, and to discuss the agreement in light of existing and expected U.S. and China policy.

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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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WINDExchange Offshore Wind Webinar

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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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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