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Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy

July 29 - July 30
Location: Washington Convention Center
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy

Biomass 2014 will bring together top government officials and members of Congress—with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain—to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. The event will focus on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future.

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Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

July 29 - July 30 | 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: William Jefferson Clinton East Building
Sponsors: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA will hold public hearings in four locations for the proposed Clean Power Plan the week of July 28, 2014. The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views or arguments concerning the proposed action.

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National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

July 29 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center 6th floor
Sponsors: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

What do a White House senior advisor, a member of Congress, scientists, military planners, and business people have in common? At a June 4 symposium in Seattle organized by the Jackson Foundation and PNNL, they all agreed that climate change is having an impact on national security that will only increase with time. Thirty-six leaders from federal agencies, state and local government, research organizations, business, and academia participated in the symposium titled “The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change – What do Decision-makers Need to be Prepared?”

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17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

July 31 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Sponsors: Environmental and Energy Study Institute

The 17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, and government agencies to showcase the status and growth patterns of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Can DC be 20% cooler?

July 31 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Union of Concerned Scientists
Sponsors: Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists' (UCS) book, "Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living", shows you the most effective strategies for reducing the global warming emissions from your daily life and helps you to "sweat the right stuff"—make the smartest choices for protecting the climate. The book's co-author, and UCS Senior Climate Scientist, Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, will talk about how you can lower your global warming emissions by 20 percent this year.

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