Upcoming Events

Friday, May 10, 2019

COG 2019 Climate and Energy Leadership Awards

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) recently launched its 2019 Climate and Energy Leadership Awards! These awards recognize organizations in our region that are undertaking innovative climate stewardship projects. Here are three ways that you can get involved:

  • Apply for an award;
  • Nominate a school or NGO in your community; and
  • Help get the word out by sharing this information with your colleagues and friends!

Please visit our website for more information.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Addressing Energy Poverty in the U.S. – A Federal/State/Utility Collaboration

This session will bring together experts from the federal, state and utility sectors to discuss how this patchwork of services attempts to address energy poverty in the U.S. and the ways in which it falls short.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Grid Innovation & Infrastructure Expo

At the biennial “Grid Innovation and Infrastructure” EXPO, leading manufacturers and electric companies from across the U.S. will be showcasing the latest innovative technologies and projects that are making our electric infrastructure smarter, more reliable, resilient, flexible, and secure. In this context, exhibits will focus on transportation electrification, “smart” buildings, and more.

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US Nuclear Energy Leadership: Innovation and the Strategic Global Challenge

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Mike Crapo, the honorary co-chairs of the Task Force, will deliver keynote remarks, followed by a panel to discuss nuclear energy’s role in US national security,

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Disaster Security – Using Intelligence & Military Planning for Energy & Environmental Risks

Please join us for a discussion with the authors and reflections by former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security, Sherri Goodman.

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Career Design 101: Build an Environmental Career You Love

Join Mission Collaborative and Green Drinks DC for a special environmental career workshop.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

South Africa’s Energy Storage Program

The Integrated Resource Plan released in August 2018 calls for a significant increase in renewable energy. To support the increase in intermittent resources, South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom has unveiled its Distributed Battery Storage Program and environmental and social management framework study (ESMF), committing to solar-plus-storage and energy storage projects totaling 1,400MWh. The plan calls for storage in all nine provinces and has two phases of development and construction

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Briefing: Biogas: Pro-Economy and Pro-Climate Growth in All Shades of Green

The American Biogas Council (ABC) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing about the many benefits of renewable biogas.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

How Fuel Cells Could Impact Vehicles, Buildings& Utilities

Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, this policy briefing will provide guidance to policymakers who make decisions related to energy, transportation and buildings. Breakfast will be available.

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New Puerto Rico Public Policy on Energy – Implementation & Challenges

Content:

**Welcome: 11:00 to 11:30AM
**Panel 1: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Impact of the Proposed Puerto Rico Electric System’s Integrated Resources Plan
**Panel 2: 12:30 to 1:30 PM – New Puerto Rico Public Policy on Energy: Implementation and Challenges
(Note: Lunch Boxes will be available starting at 12:30pm)
**Q & A: 1:30 to 2:00PM
**Closing: 2:00PM

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