Events - 24 Apr 19

House Science Committee World Oceans Month Events

On June 4, please join us for a screening of the award-winning Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, followed by a Q&A with Dr. James Porter of the University of Georgia, a Scientific Advisor to the documentary. On June 6, please join us for an Ocean Exploration Expo to showcase breakthrough ocean technology, including footage from ocean exploration missions and other hands-on experiences from the start-ups, researchers, philanthropists, and government agencies at the front lines of modern ocean exploration.

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Getting to 1.5: How Non-State Actors Drive Climate Action

Join WCEE to learn about the catalytic role of the Alliances for Climate Action — a global network of domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions — in accelerating climate action and championing opportunities to put us on a 1.5 pathway.

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Disaster Relief in an Era of Extreme Weather

Join POLITICO for a high-level conversation on how extreme weather is prompting a renewed look at disaster relief and response in Washington and in affected communities.

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CHP Tour USA – Combined Heat & Power Informational Day

Join us as we host the 2nd stop of CHP Tour 2019 in Montgomery County, MD! The Combined Heat and Power informational day will be followed by a site visit to a CHP facility.

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Getting to 1.5 – How Non-State Actors Drive Climate Action

Join WCEE to learn about the catalytic role of the Alliances for Climate Action — a global network of domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions — in accelerating climate action and championing opportunities to put us on a 1.5 pathway. The event will also discuss the work of the We Are Still In (WASI) coalition, one of the first domestic alliances from the United States that represents over 3,600 organizations across different non-state actors and its role in creating a new form of climate leadership in the United States.

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Nigeria’s Energy Future – Uh Oh

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country and biggest economy. Yet, per capita electricity consumption is the lowest in the world relative to income—nearly 80 percent below where it should be given other economic conditions. Residential access to electricity is just 59 percent, while nearly all businesses have to rely on generators for power. At the same time, Nigeria is a major energy producer and is forced to flare gas. Successive presidents have promised to solve the country’s electricity problem, but progress has been utterly dismal. Todd Moss will highlight the key issues affecting Nigeria’s energy future—and why failing to solve this conundrum will have profound consequences for the country, region, and far beyond.

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Briefing: Hydropower – A New Look at Opportunities for America’s First Renewable Energy Resource

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and National Hydropower Association (NHA) invite you to a briefing on the role of hydropower in meeting U.S. climate and electric grid reliability and resiliency goals.

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Fashion in Full Circle: An Evening of Conversation About Circularity in DC\’s Textile Industry

Join us for an evening of conversation with Joelle Frizli Co-Founder of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and owner of Tribute; Kaveri Marathe Co-Founder of the DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and Founder of Texiles; and Rosalie Ferris of Pattern Sample Sew and others as we explore solutions to connect the global imperative to move textile production and consumption toward a more circular model with local efforts.

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