Join Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment for an RFF First Wednesday Seminar, where leading experts will examine offshore oil and gas leasing reform in the US Arctic. Panelists will explore how these new regulations and strategies meet the need for integrated Arctic management and what work remains to be done to design a regulatory approach that appropriately balances resource development, environmental protection, and community livelihoods.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining the recommendations of the White House State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
The Washington Post will gather leaders from the energy, defense and technology sectors to discuss and debate innovative solutions for securing the country’s energy resources. This live event will explore threats to national security, including cyber attacks, as well as efforts to mitigate the effects of natural disasters on the energy ecosystem.
On January 9, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the administration to conduct the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) to help the Federal Government better meet the nation's energy goals. With a focus on energy infrastructure and US energy and climate security, the QER assists the government in translating energy policy goals into a set of integrated actions through improved interagency dialogue and increased engagement of external stakeholders.
How do we know what we know about global warming? Scientific knowledge is never perfect, but there is ample evidence of significant change in the Arctic and Antarctic and cutting-edge technologies are continuing to improve our understanding. Dr. Meier will discuss compelling observations in the polar regions, much of it collected by NASA, and the implications of these data on future climate change in the U.S. Following a Q&A, members of Citizens Climate Lobby will talk about their work to build support for climate action in Congress.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Every year the National Park Service attempts to predict the timing and peak of the gorgeous cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC. How do they do this? How is climate change affecting bloom times and predictions and what are the other consequences of climate change on these DC treasures? Join the National Park Service Climate Scientist, Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, and Park Ranger, Dorene Ruffing, as they lead a private tour of the blossoms and explain how they can sometimes be fooled by the cherry trees!
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining key policy and legal issues associated with the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants, which account for 38.7 percent of domestic carbon emissions. According to the EPA, its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) would lead to a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from the power sector by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. How will these cuts be implemented? And will the CPP hold up in court?
The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section will host a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Join the Worldwatch Institute for the release of its latest edition of the annual publication State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, on Monday, April 13, in Washington, D.C. Reception to follow.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Horizons 2015 is a day of education for utility consumers seeking to connect to service providers that will present information about a new world of technology and service options available to them. Horizons 2015 will demonstrate how our relationship to energy is changing the way we live work and play in our communities.