Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Film Screening – “Bikes vs. Cars”

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Climate Change and National Security: Protecting the Integrity of Threat Assessments

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, the American Security Project, and the Center for Climate and Security on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a conversation on climate change as a national security threat and the need for independent, objective science to inform threat assessments.

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An Evening with Steve Hearn, Project Manager at Lilker EMO Energy Solutions

Steve Hearn, Project Manager at Lilker EMO Energy Solutions, will discuss green building and energy conservation.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

West African Energy Sector Briefing

WAPP and ERERA executives will outline specific generation and transmission projects currently underway and in the pipeline for development and the opportunities for private investment to support and advance the economic and electrical goals of a thriving and growing region.

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Lunch & Learn with Edison Electric Institute

Join the Women’s Energy Network for a lunch presentation on current policy and legal issues in the electric utility power sector hosted by and featuring experts from the Edison Electric Institute.

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The Future of Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic Regions

While the Arctic is rich in energy resources, many Arctic communities depend on imported diesel, experience energy poverty and environmental vulnerability. Renewable energy (RE) offers a solution to enhance local energy security. Yet, the uptake of RE varies significantly between the regions. Among the regions that have beyond-average per capita RE installed is the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the largest subnational unit in the Russian Federation located in Eastern Siberia. This presentation will use the case of Yakutia to examine subnational tendencies in Russian energy governance and clarify the role of local authorities and non-state actors in RE development.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Environmental Security in the Middle East

To discuss these important issues, the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on environmental security in the region and the implications for regional stability. Peter Gleick, a world-renowned expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues will frame some of the most impending challenges today. Kaveh Madani, an environmental scientist, educator, and activist, and former Iranian government official, will discuss Iran’s challenges in this area. Caitlin Werrell, co-founder of the Center for Climate and Security will discuss the implications of climate change, water stress and natural resource mismanagement in Syria and North Africa. Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative, will moderate the discussion. The event is open to press and on the record.

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The Future of Renewable Energy and the Role of the Free Market

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and K&L Gates on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a lively conversation on the future of renewable energy and the role of the free market in efficiently and effectively advancing the energy transition.

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Sea Level Rise & What We Should Do About It

How are melting ice sheets causing sea level rise and what can we do about it? The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, along with glaciers and ice caps around the world, are melting faster than anticipated as a result of climate change caused by greenhouse gases from human activities. This rapid evolution–resulting from complex interactions between the atmosphere, the ocean, and ice–has been captured in great detail by a growing body of observational platforms that include satellites, aircraft, underwater floats, and autonomous gliders.
In this talk, Dr. Eric Rignot will cover how and why the ice sheets are melting and what we can do about it. Practical solutions exist that are economically viable and ethically desirable, including transforming our energy production system and developing scalable carbon sequestration strategies. At stake is whether the world will be irreversibly committed to a multiple meter rise in sea level with potentially catastrophic consequences.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Department of Energy (DOE) will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure, to provide a forum to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.

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