Events - 14 Nov 19

Closing the Gap – Improving Early Warning for Climate Security Risks in the Pacific

Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program to hear from leaders and experts on the multi-dimensional weather, water, and climate-related risks that exist in the Pacific, and how improving and coordinating predictive capabilities to support U.S. decision-making can lead to actionable and effective responses in the region.

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House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Surface Mining

The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 4248.

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on DOE Secretary Nomination

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Mr. Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of the Department of Energy.

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The Economics of Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

Please join us for a talk by economist Dr. Geoffrey Rothwell, formerly with the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, on the relationships between sizes and costs of wet/dry and onsite/offsite SNF storage facilities.

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How To Build a 100 Percent Clean Future

Join the Center for American Progress, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club for a discussion on how the United States can build a 100 percent clean future. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) will join CAP Senior Vice President Christy Goldfuss to discuss pathways the federal government can take to build a 100 percent clean future. The second panel will feature advocates and state leaders focused on a discussion of progress and lessons learned at the state level.

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House Science Committee Hearing on Water & Geothermal Power

The House Science, Space & Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing entitled “Water and Geothermal Power: Unearthing the Next Wave of Energy Innovation.”

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Green Energy & Sustainable Economic Development

The purpose of this academic panel is to examine how the adoption of renewable sources of energy intertwine with economic development. Economic and environmental experts will guide us through the administrative policies, and the cultural and geographic characteristics of developing countries, to replicate the real-world achievements and challenges encountered by these countries.

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Climate Change – Women Leading Innovation

Climate change is in the news constantly, and not in a good way. But the good news is that women are at the front lines of the innovative efforts to make our communities more resilient and to avoid some of the worst consequences. Learn from key leaders from government, the media, and nonprofits as they share all they are doing in the climate change arena…and learn what you can do to help.

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