The National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion with key state and federal officials and leading experts from the environmental and labor communities. There is a growing awareness that methane pollution must be addressed if we intend to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This panel will examine state and federal approaches to capturing the potential economic and environmental benefits of methane pollution control strategies.
The Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, the Energy Charter Secretariat, and the Brussels Energy Club will host a public event featuring Ambassador Urban Rusnák, secretary-general of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Russia, currently in an economic crisis, was ordered by international arbitration tribunals in July 2014 to pay fifty billion dollars to former shareholders of Yukos. Ambassador Rusnák will discuss how the ruling affects the current state of energy relations between Russia and the West, as well as the repercussions of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine on European energy security.
Søren Hermansen, a world-class Danish energy magician, will discuss what his community and country are doing to become 100% energy independent. The subject of his talk will be how a society can move from the current energy environment to one completely free of mineral fuels without subsidies, tax advantages or any other special incentives -- and without sacrificing economic growth -- as demonstrated by Denmark in its ambitious program launched in 2008.
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Kick-Start Your 'Race to Zero' Competition Entry!" The webinar will introduce the Department's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition.
Gordon Fox and Bruce Kendall will speak on their current research on wildlife population dymanics.
Landscape-scale Identification of Actually Restorable Wetlands: This talk will outline a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Mexican energy industry is set for transformation after President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law the reform’s secondary legislation in August. The Atlantic Council will host the first major policy address in the United States by one of the top Mexican officials leading this reform.
The Energy Department Vehicle Technologies Office will present a live webcast titled "Updates on Energy and GHG Emissions Accounting Tools for Transportation." The webcast will describe how two macroeconomic tools provide estimates on energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector.
The Southeast Innovation Summit showcases the region’s cleantech innovation and convenes key stakeholders from investors, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 managers, policy makers, and academia. Innovation is catalyzed when market participants from different geographies and focus areas have regular dialogue and establish working relationships. The Summit provides an annual platform for these connections to be fostered.
The Managing Our Planet series brings a special edition where Jonathan Foley will discuss his vision for the California Academy of Sciences and discuss issues related to food security, demographics and sustainability.