Events - 2 Apr 19

Waterpower Week

Policy and regulation plays a vital role in every aspect of hydropower and marine energy. Waterpower Week provides you with an opportunity to shape current and future national policies to strengthen our industry. Also, you can make your voice heard. With the Water Advocacy 101 workshop, we visit Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Don’t miss the chance to take action!

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House Appropriations Committee Hearing on EPA’s FY’20 Budget Request

The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will convene a hearing entitled “Budget: Environmental Protection Agency.”

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House Energy Committee Hearing on State & Local Action to Combat Climate Change

The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change will hold a hearing entitled “Lessons from Across the Nation: State and Local Action to Combat Climate Change” on how state and local leaders are responding to the climate crisis in the wake of President Trump’s intent to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Climate Change & National Security

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will convene a hearing entitled “How Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security.”

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House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Offshore Drilling

The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will convene a legislative hearing titled, “Protecting Coastal Communities from Offshore Drilling.”

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on DOE’s FY’20 Budget Request

The full Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources will convene a hearing to examine the President’s FY 2020 Budget Request for the Department of Energy.

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Senate Environment Committee NRC Oversight Hearing

The Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works will convene a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”

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Energy Efficiency in Emerging Markets – Applying the Sustainable Energy Utility Model in Medellin

In partnership with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the Johns Hopkins SAIS practicum team has analyzed the application of an energy efficiency model in Medellin, Colombia. Based on the successes of the DCSEU model, the practicum team has identified the potential impacts an SEU model will have in energy and cost savings and reduction in energy burden on residents and public serving institutions.

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An Evening with Mayor Tony Giunta – Sustainable Business, Politics & Practice

Tony Giunta is the current Mayor of Franklin, NH, Director of Project Development at the Nobis Group, and founder of the American Energy Independence Company. He is a professional geophysicist by training, and has had an illustrative career in the renewable energy field spanning decades. Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly with developers, elected officials, regulators, and others to create alternative energy solutions that better communities. His talk will focus on his career bridging public service and private enterprise, his experience advancing renewable energies, the current and future states of sustainability, and how you can blossom into a successful sustainability practitioner and advocate.

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