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Trillions of dollars every year, for decades. That’s what we need to spend on green technology and infrastructure to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, experts calculate. As negotiations continue beyond this year’s UN climate summit (COP27), join Future Tense, Knowable Magazine, and Annual Reviews for a conversation about how governments, banks, and investors can fund a greener future - and why that’s a smart investment."

Profound changes in state and federal policy are shaping the landscape for carbon capture, use, and storage in real time. Throughout the United States, these changes may be felt most in Wyoming, where extractive industries have long contributed to the economy, the culture, communities and tax base. As the energy transition mounts, Wyoming’s leaders, companies, and experts will help determine the rate and magnitude of deployment of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS), which will affect every aspect of life and commerce in the Equality State.

The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program is delighted to announce the fourth event in the Women in Energy CCUS Roadshow series. This initiative aims to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of women in the CCUS field and empower a workforce that is equitable, diverse, and strong by advancing equality and opportunity. The WIE program seeks to address institutional barriers to entry, help organizations and companies recruit women and improve retention, and empower women to achieve career growth through educational programming, enhanced visibility, and broader networks. The Center works in collaboration with local universities, non-governmental organizations, and public institutions to design cross-cutting, innovative programs that aim to improve the understanding of global challenges through a transdisciplinary, transcultural and applied perspective.

Please join us for a discussion of the changes in federal and state laws concerning CCUS and how those changes might affect investment, development, climate, and communities in Wyoming. The conversation will feature energy experts from Wyoming who will also discuss ways to grow women’s share of the energy workforce and what organizations in the public and private sectors are looking for in new recruits.

Moderator:

Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

Dr. Holly Krutka, Executive Director, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Sarah Forbes, Director, Carbon Capture and Storage, Center on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director, United States Energy Association Deepika Nagabhushan, Client Project Manager, Carbon Direct

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

This University Seminar will feature the interdisciplinary research from a panel of experts working on issues related to climate change and global mental health. Brief presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the priorities, challenges, and opportunities to address climate change and mitigate its impacts on mental health.

Advanced registration is required (click here to register). This seminar is open to the Columbia community and the Public.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations. Tribes have been working toward a more sustainable future for many years. This webinar will highlight projects across Indian Country and rural Alaska that demonstrate successful steps toward a cleaner energy future."
The collection of high-quality data is of critical importance when tackling global issues like climate change, disaster response, and public health. But some groups have access to high-quality data about themselves and their communities and others don’t. Critical gaps in data hinder collaborative action on key global challenges. For example, countries vary in the quality and quantity of meteorological data collected, meaning climate risk prediction models for a given area may be inaccurate. High-quality climate data is also essential for disaster response and means early warning systems are less effective for the communities at greatest risk. Meanwhile, many countries are still years behind in adequate data collection for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, meaning some nations can make evidence-based decisions concerning national development while others lack information about their areas of greatest need. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the impact of the data divide on critical global policy challenges and the ways reducing these disparities might help drive global data-driven innovation and prosperity.",
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The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy invites you to virtually attend the Fall 2022 Final Workshop Briefings. During the Final Briefings, students will present their findings as a part of ENVP U9229 The Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II. Students enroll in small, faculty-advised project teams. Each Workshop faculty member selects a piece of proposed, but not yet enacted, state, federal, or local environmental law (or a U.N. resolution), and students are asked to develop a plan for implementing and managing the new program. In the fall semester, the Workshop completes the operational plan for implementing the program.

In the next installment of USEA's Energy Management webinar series hosted by USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), we are pleased to host experts from NREL, CAISO and XM. Joining us will be from NREL will be Omar Guerra, a research engineer in the within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center; from CAISO will be Guillermo Bautista, Director, Market Analysis and Forecasting, and from XM, the planning office will join. Together they will discuss:
  • + Role of the aggregator and the distribution system operator (DSO)
    • • Interaction among these players, including, possible conflicts of interest if operating in multiple roles,
    • • Interaction between DSO and bulk markets
  • + ISO role in DSO market
  • + How to incorporate DERs in ISO planning, modeling, scheduling and operations
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VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event that will provide you with deep dives and how-to guides on the strategies, technologies and partnerships key to accelerating your organization’s net-zero transition. Advance your career by connecting with and learning from thousands of private- and public-sector leaders - including professionals in sustainability, supply chain, facilities, fleets, finance, policy and manufacturing - building a profitable and climate-positive future.",
Join us on December 7 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CET) for an overview of UNICEF’s latest research brief “Child-Sensitive Climate Policies for Every Child” to explore how Nationally Determined Contributions can be more inclusive and rights-based for children and young people and ensure child-critical social services are climate and disaster resilient. A youth representative will open the session, and experts from UNICEF will share the key findings from the research brief. Next, WRI staff will give a live demonstration of Climate Watch to explain how the tool can be used to visualize data from the brief. Following the demonstration, a youth representative will moderate an open Q&A."
Information on counting, tracking, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions is required for society to meet climate ambitions of keeping ambient temperature rise under 1.5 °C. In the annual COPs, nations are working toward international, national, and subnational regimes for reducing emissions. These efforts have been accompanied by a growing number of corporate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the emergence of regulatory disclosure requirements and a greenhouse gas trading market. To ensure that the numbers determining compliance, on which companies stake their finances and reputations, are real, greenhouse gas emissions verification is critical. The elephant in the carbon accounting room has been the lack of direct proof in verifying emissions. Verification has been done by indirectly tracking business operations, reading electricity meters, or surveying changes in tree cover, among other activities. However, firms like Floodlight use global remote sensing data to scientifically determine near real-time GHG concentrations at the asset and area-wide levels. Join SSF, Floodlight, and Smart Contract to learn how to use a combination of sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, aerial assessments, and satellite-based assessments to measure and validate real data. This science-based approach can inform targeted compliance strategies for each asset and pinpoints problem areas, such as fugitive emissions or assets in high-risk storm zones."
Join GWRCCC and leaders from the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP), an organization that supports and fosters regional electric vehicle (EV) ecosystems in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia allowing all sizes of electric vehicle (EV) use for fleets, Transportation Network Companies and consumers."
New Global Carbon Budget (GCB) projections - recently released at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - showcase not only how much progress has been made in the past year to reduce CO2 emissions, but also how many years of “carbon budget” we have left. Join us to learn about the latest GCB, last year’s carbon emissions trends, and how leaders can use this date to drive net zero strategies. The webinar will be led by University of Exeter Professor and leading author of the GCB Pierre Friedlingstein, who will discuss:
  • Current trends and sources in global carbon emissions
  • The biggest emitters - and what can be done
  • How leaders can use this data to build and support their net zero plans
  • What emissions trends mean for the remaining carbon budget
  • Challenges and recommendations to reach net-zero CO2 emissions, and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • How we can demystify climate science and apply it to decision-making
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The Biden Administration recently took the powerful step of invoking the Defense Production Act to increase the production and installation of heat pumps. The International Energy Agency projects the installed heat pump stock to jump from 180 to 600 million by 2030. In this Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call, hear what is happening on the ground to make this a reality."
The funding coming available through IRA and IIJA will be instrumental in helping cities meet clean electricity goals, but the number of opportunities may be overwhelming, and cities don’t know where to start or what projects and funding streams are most relevant. Enter the Local Energy Action Framework. Over the past year the City Renewables Accelerator team, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has worked with six U.S. cities & counties to create a model that demonstrates how different energy actions influence and interact with each other & provides a more integrated picture of the set of solutions that cities can use to meet their municipal energy goals. Some questions that we will answer during this webinar:
  • • Which sector or facility should municipalities prioritize in decarbonization efforts?
  • • Which energy action is the most impactful and should be focused on first?
  • • How will energy actions impact daily load curves and how can we mitigate the impacts by smartly implementing demand flexibility strategies?
  • • What are some federal funding opportunities that can support our energy action priorities?
During the webinar we will walk you through the steps of the framework and highlight specific insights & trends from our 6 cities that could be helpful in your own climate action planning & identifying energy projects for federal funding opportunities. We will also be joined by a panel of city cohort members who will share their lessons learned and how they are utilizing the insights in their day-to-day work."
Solar+storage programs provide a multitude of customer benefits, from cost savings to energy resilience. This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the development of solar+storage projects in their state. The Maryland Energy Administration's Resilient Maryland / Resiliency Hubs Grant Program are helping local organizations develop resilient energy system projects that bolster their operations, protect communities, enhance sustainability, and achieve energy affordability. The Oregon Department of Energy's Solar+Storage Rebate Program offers rebates to residential customers and low-income service providers that install solar or solar paired with battery storage systems. In this webinar, representatives from the Maryland Energy Administration and the Oregon Department of Energy will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. CESA’s Todd Olinsky-Paul will moderate. These programs were recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Learn more at https://www.cesa.org/projects/state-leadership-in-clean-energy/2022-awards/. "

China is the world’s largest energy consumer, energy producer and greenhouse gas emitter. Its patterns of energy use have profound impacts on energy markets, geopolitics and the global climate. The Chinese government has committed to dramatic changes in its energy systems in the decades ahead, including an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.

How can China meet this ambitious goal? What steps can China take in this decade to transform its energy system while also pursuing other goals, including economic growth and energy security? Please join us for presentations on two leading analyses of these topics – the China Energy Transformation Outlook, by the Energy Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research (ERI) and the Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China, by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Following the presentations, two leading experts will offer thoughts and commentary on the analyses.

Moderator:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

Wang Zhongying, Director General, Energy Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research Timur Gül, Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency Valerie Karplus, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Kevin Tu, Non-Resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Please join the Americas Program for a virtual discussion on Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay. In recent years, green hydrogen has emerged as a possible mitigator to the global energy crisis. Green hydrogen can maximize the use of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar to decarbonize carbon intensive sectors like transportation and mining. Among the world’s regions, Latin America is uniquely positioned to produce large volumes of green hydrogen given its abundant and competitive renewable energy resources. Although the novelty of the industry creates a series of challenges and uncertainties, it also offers opportunities for innovation, and a path for countries in Latin America to become pioneers in green hydrogen development. This public event will present the challenges and opportunities faced by Latin America in developing green hydrogen. In particular, the discussion will focus on Chile and Paraguay, two countries that are positioned to benefit greatly from unlocking economies of scale within their markets and enable South America to become a hub of hydrogen production and expertise."
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The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.

The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate and social sciences as they relate to climate. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.

Climate change is a defining issue for the African continent and is sure to feature prominently at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this month. Synergies exist between the United States’ strategic interests in global climate action and African priorities for a just energy transition to a low-carbon future. These shared goals offer potential for job creation, increased productivity, and shared prosperity. What other opportunities and risks are involved in the pursuit of these shared goals? How can the U.S. and African countries advance this energy transition meaningfully for all nations? The Carnegie Endowment is honored to welcome presidents from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and senior U.S. government officials for a program on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. His Excellency President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia and the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory Meeks, will share in a lively discussion on the United States’ global leadership in clean energy technology and African priorities for a just energy transition. Reception to follow."
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The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.

The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate and social sciences as they relate to climate. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.

As the changing climate poses mounting threats to the quality and reliability of power systems, electric utilities in the United States are taking necessary steps to identify and manage these risks. Utilities in developing countries must likewise take action to protect critical infrastructure and maintain reliable service amidst an uncertain climate future. This webinar will highlight the experiences of two U.S. utilities that are leaders in climate risk management and resilience planning: Con Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Con Edison and PG&E will deliver presentations focusing on key lessons learned and recommendations for utilities in developing countries to consider in their own climate risk management processes. The webinar will conclude with an engaging panel discussion and Q&A session."
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocates billions of dollars toward low-embodied carbon material procurement, documentation, and labeling as new policies seek low-carbon solutions. As materials and construction account for 11% of global carbon emissions, the building community must reduce this carbon source across the supply chain to achieve a low carbon future. This session covers embodied carbon basics, provides up-to-date information on embodied carbon codes and policies in California and beyond, and showcases perspectives from manufacturing and case studies from building design professionals. Speakers will examine how materials manufacturers are planning to reach carbon neutrality, and what decisions are designers making to meet embodied carbon policies? These actionable lessons will empower designers, manufacturers, policymakers, and building owners to curb embodied carbon in the building industry and prepare for codes and policies. This webinar is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission."
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, for the second installment of ASP’s Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on hydrogen. According to the International Energy Agency, demand for hydrogen has grown threefold since 1975 and has recently gained popularity as a potential source of clean energy. But with an extremely high cost and high energy consumption for production, what role can green hydrogen play in the clean energy transition? Join us for a discussion on how industry is tackling these problems and how federal policy can help. "
Residential PV projects in the U.S. typically require several weeks to several months from contract signing to operation. Integral to PV adoption timelines is the permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) processes administered by the local jurisdiction and utility. The PII process ensures safe and reliable system installation, but can be a major contributor to project timelines and costs. NREL has collected project-level data from 14 small-to-large installers; it contains approximately 337,000 projects from 2017-2021 and covers 10-25% of U.S. installs across 1,400 jurisdictions in 30 states. Join NREL to hear about their most recent findings, including changes in PV adoption timelines over the last five years and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. We also report on our 2021 survey of 180 jurisdictions on the impacts from the pandemic."
Community Renewables: Solar Energy
November 28 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rapidly transitioning from fossil fuels towards renewable energy is essential to reduce climate impacts and build healthy and resilient communities. As local governments look for ways to reduce community emissions, one of the cheapest sources of new electricity is solar energy. Community solar energy projects can provide an opportunity for municipalities to meet climate targets, reduce homeowner energy costs, and enhance residential energy efficiency while further creating local jobs. During this webinar, you will see our new Community Energy: Solar Energy Handbook and learn about practical solutions, best practices, tools and critical initiatives that communities can undertake to adopt solar technology. Our speakers will provide an overview of community solar energy initiatives, highlighting inspiring case studies, including the Métis Crossing Solar Project & Halifax Solar City Program!"
Organization: Climate Caucus
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Breakthrough - Consent-Based Siting: U.S. Department of Energy Climate Action & Spent Nuclear Fuel Management
November 29 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nuclear energy is essential to tackling climate change. Maintaining the nation’s current fleet and deploying advanced reactors is crucial in achieving the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s ambitious goals of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by the end of the decade, 100% clean electricity by 2035, and a net-zero economy by 2050. However, to meet those goals, progress needs to be made in the management of spent nuclear fuel. Inaction on this issue has already cost taxpayers more than $9 billion in settlements and judgments. The DOE is committed to a consent-based approach to siting spent nuclear fuel management facilities that enables broad community participation and centers on equity and environmental justice. To support that effort, the DOE recently issued a $16 million funding opportunity to provide resources to communities and foster the development of innovative community ideas and feedback specific to siting one or more federal consolidated interim storage facilities for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel. Moderated by Breakthrough Institute’s Dr. Adam Stein, this webinar will feature a discussion between DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Kathryn Huff and the Good Energy Collective’s Dr. Jessica Lovering on the Department’s progress toward developing an equitable, consent-based process for siting a federal consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. The conversation will then open up for a live Q&A session."
Organization: Breakthrough Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Product Feature Webinar: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure
November 29 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Since propane is a clean, low-carbon fuel that is easy to use, transport and store, there is an emerging opportunity to use propane to not only fuel propane vehicles, but to also charge EV vehicles providing resiliency for EV fleets. Companies, like Propane Fueling Solutions, are developing innovative solutions to provide stand-alone dual-purpose propane autogas fuel station with level 2 EV charging. Please join us on Tuesday, November 29th, from 2:00p-3:00p EST for a session featuring Jim Bunsey, director of commercial business development with the Propane Education Research Council, and Mauricio Morafiallos, CEO of Propane Fueling Solutions, to learn more about propane autogas infrastructure options. "
Organization: NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
UPenn - Carbon Removal & Solar Geoengineering Through the Lens of Justice
November 29 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Governance is defined as the structures, processes, and actions through which private and public actors interact to address societal goals. Good governance is deeply and directly tied to justice - a multifaceted concept that includes a complex set of principles. Decisionmakers must consider emerging climate intervention in the context of these principles to ensure equitable and responsible outcomes. Carbon removal and solar geoengineering are extremely different but are tied to justice and governance in similar ways. In this presentation, Shuchi Talati delves into these two case studies - exploring how technologies might evolve while breaking away from unjust mechanisms. See what’s working and what’s not. Discover why a cross-sectoral effort is essential in addressing whether and how new technologies are built and where impacts are felt."
Organization: Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
“I was at COP27 and Here is What U.S. Local Leaders Need to Know” - Reflections from the ICLEI USA Delegation
November 30 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ICLEI USA brought nine delegates to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27 this year. Join this webinar to learn their key takeaways and what they learned from attending this event!"
Organization: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Beyond Red and Blue: EV Policy in 2023
November 30 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
A post-midterms webinar on upcoming policy opportunities to advance the deployment of electric vehicles. While the past year was historic for transportation electrification, the EV era has just begun. Join the Electrification Coalition and ZETA Education Fund for a nonpartisan recap of 2022’s EV policy developments and major industry milestones. Our panelists will also discuss their post-midterms predictions and goals for legislation in 2023. EVs are no longer a red or blue issue; they’re a red, white, and blue solution!"
Organization: Electrification Coalition
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Gutman Library VIRTUAL Book Talk
November 30 | 12:00 PM
Peter Sutoris, Environmental Anthropologist, Assistant Professor in Education at the University of York, and Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College, London, will discuss his latest book, Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling and Activism in the Face of Slow Violence.... Read more about Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Harvard-China Project Research Seminar
November 30 | 3:00 PM
"Global Renewable Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) - Including Socio-Economic Factors in Assessment of Resource Potential" with Xiaoming Kan, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.... Read more about Harvard-China Project Research Seminar
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Sack Lunch Seminar (SLS) - Sara Beery (Caltech)
November 30 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Auto Arborist: Towards Mapping Urban Forests Across North America About this series: The Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Sack Lunch Seminar Series is an...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
The Hydrogen Revolution and the Energy Transition
November 30 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for an exploration of the role of hydrogen in the energy transition. The discussion will focus on the role of low-carbon hydrogen in meeting the world’s climate goals and energy needs, as well as why hydrogen presents a profound business, social, and health opportunity (and how green hydrogen may be cheaper than many fossil fuels within five years). The event will feature opening remarks from Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, and serve as the U.S. release of his book, The Hydrogen Revolution.

For years, hydrogen was outcompeted commercially by abundant and cheap fossil fuels which were freely available and not bound to other molecules. Hydrogen was (and is) made mostly from fossil fuels for fertilizer production and refining, contributing to global warming. Recently, low-cost renewable energy, advanced technologies, and commercial tests demonstrating the ability to transport it in some existing pipelines have lowered the cost of producing and using hydrogen for heat, power, and transportation. Hydrogen offers a realistic path to decarbonize and has the potential to displace fossil fuels, even in “harder to abate” sectors. If so, it could rapidly and profoundly lower industries’ carbon burden, boost economic growth, provide greater climate and energy equity, and encourage nations to address climate change collectively.

Moderator:

Valeria Robecco, President, United Nations Correspondent Association (UNCA)

Panelists:

Marco Alverà, CEO, Snam Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA Mark Gallogly, Co-Founder, Three Cairns Group Amy Myers Jaffe, Managing Director of the Climate Lab, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
US DOE - Gasification Technology Status and Pathways for Net-Zero Carbon Economy Workshop
November 30 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On November 30th, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will host the Status of Gasification Technology of Biomass and Solid Wastes (Waste Coal, Waste Plastics and MSW) and Pathways for Net-Zero Carbon Economy workshop. The workshop will assess the state of gasification technologies currently used or being developed for biomass and solid wastes, in addition to helping BETO, FECM, and NETL address barriers in gasification technology through federally funded research and development (R&D). Gasification of solid carbonaceous feedstocks is an established route to produce syngas enabling production of usable chemicals and viable transportation fuels/hydrogen from inexpensive materials such as wastes and biomass. The gasification process for conversion of a feedstock to syngas involves high temperature, high pressure. and multiple steps, including feed processing, oxygen separation from air, and syngas clean-up. The cost of this complex process remains high despite continuing advances in technology. Current efforts to improve technologies for gasification vary in approach and perspective. Economies of scale must be balanced against high system costs for larger plants, while deployment of more modular/distributed gasification may dovetail with availability of regional biomass resources and provide a disposition route for liability/legacy waste materials. Flexible feedstock gasification technologies using biomass combined with carbon capture allow for achievement of net-zero carbon or even net-negative carbon energy systems, helping to enable the widely decarbonized economy of the future. "
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
WRI - How Behavioral Insights Can Shift EV Charging Habits and Boost EV Adoption in the U.S.
November 30 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise in the United States - a necessary and exciting development that recent legislation (including the Inflation Reduction Act) will only accelerate. But the growth in EV adoption ushers in an urgent challenge: How can the United States manage its electric grid to sustainably charge millions of new EVs? The answer to this question, and realizing the transformative potential of EVs, will depend in part on human behavior. Optimizing the way EV owners charge their vehicles, through smart charging, is a promising solution, and success depends on widespread acceptance by consumers. But there is scant research to understand smart charging from a consumer perspective and in particular, how this differs across various demographic groups. New research from WRI and Honda aims to help close that research gap. This webinar will highlight the report's main findings, and include a facilitated panel discussion on what's needed to accelerate smart charging in the United States, including interventions from electric utilities and vehicle manufacturers, ways to address consumer concerns, and ensuring EV infrastructure meets the needs of all drivers."
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Building a pipeline to energy sector careers through service years
December 1 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are launching new investments to advance the nation’s climate resilience and clean energy goals. One key to achieving these goals is developing new strategies to recruit, train, and hire people to carry out the work. Service year programs - including service and conservation corps programs funded through AmeriCorps and other federal agencies - have long played a role in environmental resilience efforts in local communities. These local service year programs, state energy agencies, and state service commissions can work in partnership to develop a talent pipeline to fill new clean energy infrastructure positions. On Thursday, December 1, Brookings Metro and Service Year Alliance will host an event to explore this infrastructure workforce opportunity, with an emphasis on clean energy workers. The event will examine how current service year programs are undertaking energy transition work and have established strong relationships with state partners. It will dive deeper into what is working well and how programs, state energy agencies, and state service commissions can better work together to accomplish shared goals around infrastructure investment, clean energy transitions, and workforce development. Speakers from the local, state, and federal levels will provide more context on the clean energy talent pipeline in light of the current wave of investments and explore steps toward greater collaboration.",
Organization: Brookings
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
CESA - Energy Storage in the Southwest: Battery Case Studies from Albuquerque Public Schools and the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
December 1 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New solar+storage systems have been installed at Atrisco Heritage Academy (AHA) High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Arizona. Both projects will be presented in this ESTAP webinar. AHA is a bilingual education facility rich in diverse ethnicities and higher education college prep programs. It is the largest school in the Albuquerque Public School District, serving 2,200 students of which 14% come from disadvantaged households. The installation, which includes an 850 kW solar array combined with a 721 kW Tesla Megapack 2 battery storage system, will reduce school energy costs by $3.5 million over the system’s 25-year lifetime. In the future, the school may update the system to provide backup power in case of power outages. The NTUA has installed and is assessing a new battery technology, the Zinc-Manganese Oxide battery, for household use. Prior to this project, the NTUA had deployed turn-key solar photovoltaic and flooded lead acid battery storage systems to off-grid rural residents. However, those systems require regular maintenance, and even with these systems, there still are currently over 18,000 residents on the reservation without electricity. The Zinc-Manganese Oxide battery has the potential to decrease operational and maintenance costs and make powering more Tribal homes possible. These battery systems are among the most recent demonstration projects jointly supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories, and Clean Energy States Alliance.",
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Demanding Climate Justice: Vanuatu's Groundbreaking Advocacy...
December 1
Demanding Climate Justice: Vanuatu's Groundbreaking Advocacy at the UN

Facing Climate Change as a threat to their national existence, Vanuatu is leading a campaign for the International Court of Justice to issue legal advice clarifying state responsibility for Climate Change.

Vanuatu Ambassador Ode Tevi and Legal Adviser Kevin Chand will speak with Professor Michael Gerrard of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law & HRI Senior Fellow Professor Richard Dicker about the significance of this effort to the fight against climate change and to human rights.

Please click here for more information and to register for this event; https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A5QylNNwRMy7mxdhWzG1yA


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
SFT Webinar Series: The Rise of Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Transportation
December 1 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Please join the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and the NAFA Fleet Management Association on Thursday, December 01, 2022, from 2:00p-3:00p EST/11:00a-12:00p PST for an SFT Webinar on the rise of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation. We are in a phase of disruption in transportation with the objective of reducing transportation’s environmental impact. Learn the drivers and applications of how hydrogen fuel cells fit in the quest for reduced carbon intensive transportation."
Organization: NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
US DOE - Carbon Management Day Webinar
December 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is excited to celebrate its second annual Carbon Management Day on December 1 (12.01). The atomic mass of carbon is 12.01, which is why FECM celebrated the first-ever Carbon Management Day last year. Carbon management is an integral part of meeting the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Carbon Management Day celebrates the progress that has been made to date and recognizes the work that still needs to be done. The webinar will provide updates on key initiatives, take a closer look into FECM-funded carbon management projects, and inform stakeholders on how to get involved. This webinar will be recorded and posted on FECM’s website."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
USEA - Business Innovation Process (BIP) Conference
December 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In 2021 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the U.S. Energy Association (USEA), launched the Business Innovation Partnership (BIP). The program created a global network of utility thought leaders, designed to assist USAID partner utilities as they navigate some of the most pressing challenges within a rapidly evolving industry. Over the past year, USAID utility partners have had access to these experts and mentors, as well as online courses. Participants have been prepared for certification in change management and business process innovation, and have elaborated on an action plan to apply the techniques they have learned to a project inside the company. The BIP Conference will celebrate the achievements of these groups, provide updates on action plans and a forum to share lessons learned. In this session, moderated by Jim Hicks, Opening remarks will come from USEA’s Acting Executive Director, Sheila Hollis, and USAID’s Director of the Center for the Environment, Energy and Infrastructure, Jaidev Singh. Linda Apple of Southern California Edison and Tracey Evers of Tetra Tech will present their business innovation and change management experiences and updates on the latest action plans. "
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar
December 2 | 12:00 PM
Zoom & 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge

Jessica Neu, Scientist at JPL, will present "Using Satellite Measurements to Understand Changes in Atmospheric Composition from Earth’s Surface to the Stratosphere."... Read more about Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard

Building a pipeline to energy sector careers through service years
December 2 | 0:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are launching new investments to advance the nation’s climate resilience and clean energy goals. One key to achieving these goals is developing new strategies to recruit, train, and hire people to carry out the work. Service year programs - including service and conservation corps programs funded through AmeriCorps and other federal agencies - have long played a role in environmental resilience efforts in local communities. These local service year programs, state energy agencies, and state service commissions can work in partnership to develop a talent pipeline to fill new clean energy infrastructure positions. On Thursday, December 1, Brookings Metro and Service Year Alliance will host an event to explore this infrastructure workforce opportunity, with an emphasis on clean energy workers. The event will examine how current service year programs are undertaking energy transition work and have established strong relationships with state partners. It will dive deeper into what is working well and how programs, state energy agencies, and state service commissions can better work together to accomplish shared goals around infrastructure investment, clean energy transitions, and workforce development. Speakers from the local, state, and federal levels will provide more context on the clean energy talent pipeline in light of the current wave of investments and explore steps toward greater collaboration.",
Organization: Brookings
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
CESA - California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing Program: Effective Collaboration for Equitable Solar
December 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program shows how state energy agencies (SEAs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and nonprofits can collaborate to create impactful solar policy for underserved communities. In this Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar, speakers from the California Public Utilities Commission, GRID Alternatives, and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) will discuss how each of their organizations partook in SOMAH’s development and implementation, and how they prioritized community engagement in that work. The speakers will present on strategies for success that can be employed by SEAs, CBOs, or nonprofits in other states seeking to develop a solar incentive program for affordable housing communities that maximizes tenant and community benefits. This webinar builds on material shared in a recently published CESA case study."
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
COG3 Seminar - Mohammed Hashim (WHOI)
December 2 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
On the reliability and fragility of the carbonate paleoclimate archive Sedimentary carbonate minerals represent a vast, continuous, and high-resolution...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Columbia Energy Tech Revolution Forum - Wind Energy: How Did We...
December 2 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Columbia Energy Tech Revolution Forum – Wind Energy: How Did We Get Here and What’s Next?

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for the Columbia Energy Technology Revolution Forum, a new webinar series hosted by Paul Dabbar, CGEP Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. The series will focus on frank, practical, scientific and technological discussions on the prospects of new technologies in the energy world. Each session will bring together experts to focus on a different energy technology.

Energy technologies in the last twenty years have advanced significantly, and much of what is currently being deployed, including now-prevalent technologies such as solar, wind, batteries, and advanced drilling, was not commercially available in the not-so-distant past. In the last 10-15 years, public and private R&D has significantly advanced a long list of new technologies that are now competitive without government incentives.

Much of the current dialogue from energy policy makers focuses on existing technologies; this forum will instead address what is next in new and emerging technologies. The forum will help inform the audience of the state of various technologies, their prospects to make further contributions to the energy mix, and how these technologies should be further invested in, from basic discovery through deployment.

The discussion will examine how wind technology evolved from the technology failures and bankruptcy era of 2000 to the industry we see today. Speakers will explore the evolution of U.S. wind policy and technology over the last twenty years, the future of wind technology, and policies that would support further deployment.

For speaker information and to register for this event, please click this link: https://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/events-calendar/columbia-energy-tech-revolution-forum-wind-energy-how-did-we-get-here-and-what-s-next?utm_source=Center+on+Global+Energy+Policy+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9826a5f899-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_15_01_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0773077aac-9826a5f899-102426007


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
EESI - Climate Summit Recap: Key Outcomes and What Comes Next
December 2 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to join us for a briefing to review what took place during the international climate negotiations in Egypt (COP27) and why it matters for Congress. With dozens of events and negotiating sessions happening at any one time during the two weeks of a U.N. climate summit, it can be challenging to keep up with all the details. This briefing will review the key outcomes of COP27 - and what they mean for Congress - and provide context and nuance to the main headlines coming out of the meeting. Panelists will provide perspectives and key takeaways from the federal government, U.S. states, philanthropy, and nongovernmental organization perspectives."
Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Keeping the (Decarbonized) Lights On: US Housing, Equity, and the Energy Transition
December 2 | 12:15 PM
Carlos Martín, project director of the Tabuman Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will discuss the multiple - and often overlapping - approaches to decarbonizing housing: energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy.... Read more about Keeping the (Decarbonized) Lights On: US Housing, Equity, and the Energy Transition
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Radcliffe Institute Science Lecture
December 2 | 12:00 PM
Fernanda Viégas, Sally Starling Seaver Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard SEAS, and Martin Wattenberg, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard SEAS, will present "Hurricanes and Breezes: Visualizing Climate Change."... Read more about Radcliffe Institute Science Lecture
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Book Launch Series: Curriculum and Learning for Climate Action
December 3 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Toward an SDG 4.7 Roadmap for Systems Change

About this event

Meet the Authors:

Curriculum and Learning for Climate Action: Toward an SDG 4.7 Roadmap for Systems Change

Series:

IBE on Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment, Volume: 5

Volume Editors: Radhika Iyengar and Christina T. Kwauk

The world is on a track to true climate catastrophe, with unprecedented heat, floods, wildfires, and storms setting new records almost weekly. To avoid a climate disaster, we need rapid, transformative, and sustained action as well as a major shift in our thinking - a shift strong enough to make the climate crisis a center of our social, political, economic, personal, and educational life.

Curriculum and Learning for Climate Action is one of the best scorecards in comparative education for keeping track of this drama as it unfolds, shedding light on the global climate crisis like no other education writing today. This book turns to our curricula, our education systems, and our communities for a response on how to effectively achieve Target 4.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Universal Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and Global Citizenship Education (GCED). The message from key stakeholders, including students, educators, and leaders of civil society, is driven home with passion and uncommon clarity: We can and must stave off the worst of climate change by building climate action into the world’s pandemic recovery.

Will send zoom link to the registrants before the event.

For more information and to register for this event, please click link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-series-curriculum-and-learning-for-climate-action-tickets-203408850347


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
USEA - A Practical Guide to Asset Recovery and Circular Economy for Electric Utilities
December 5 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
While many electric utilities have ambitious power generation decarbonization goals, few consider resource circularity in climate targets, financial models, supply chain, and inventory management. Traditionally the electric utility sector has utilized the standard “take-use-make” approach of the linear economy in its supply chain and inventory planning processes. The circular economy model, which emphasizes a “make-use-reuse-refurbish-recycle” approach, has emerged as an alternative to reduce costs and mitigate supply chain disruptions for assets such as transformers, meters, and more. Refurbishment can also avoid emissions generated from electrical asset fabrication, supply chain, and disposal to meet targets in USAID’s Climate Strategy. Further, a utility or vendor that can refurbish and remake assets will have greater “storm stock” available, and hence have increased readiness to respond to natural disasters with benefits to reliability metrics and resilience goals. Asset reuse also enables lower-cost connections for low-income customers, thereby increasing energy access. These actions can provide immediate financial benefit for utilities and customers, and motivate the broader energy economy to transition towards a circular future with benefit to all stakeholders. The Advancing Modern Power through Utility Partnerships (AmpUp) Program will hold a panel discussion including Arizona State University to introduce a practical framework for asset circularity for an electric utility, utility Salt River Project will focus on transformer shortages and mitigation strategies for grid-connected customers, and energy solutions provider Engie Energy Access will discuss circularity for solar home systems and mini-grid assets for off-grid customers. An actionable guide to asset circularity will be shared with attendees."
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
[EI LIVE K-12] Seeking Climate Justice - Past, Present, and Future
December 6 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
K-12 Education Seeking Climate Justice – Past, Present, and Future

This session will review and reflect on overlapping socio-economic, racial, and environmental/climate injustices faced by marginalized communities in the past and present times, as well as identify and address their vulnerability to future risks as acerbated by climate change.

Presenters: Melody Braun, Senior Staff Associate and Dannie Dinh, Program Officer, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Target Audience: Grades 6-12

This event is free but registration is required.

To register for this event, please click this link: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/seeking-climate-justice-past-present-and-future


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Better Buildings - The Thrill of Bills: Understanding Your Water Bills to Save Money and Energy
December 6 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The amount of details, varying charges, calculations, and lack of explanations in water bills can be confusing. Join this webinar to learn about how understanding your utility bills and water rates can empower you to achieve greater cost savings through energy efficiency."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
CJDF Open Lecture
December 6 | 4:00 PM
Join the Climate Justice Design Fellowship group for a presentation by Abby Spinak.... Read more about CJDF Open Lecture
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Discussion - How Can We Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future?
December 6 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Governments and companies are acknowledging and acting on climate change like never before, offering hope that major economies have set their sights on a clean energy future. With this shift, what’s possible? The conceptual phase of the clean energy transition is over, and we can make this the decade we turn the tide on climate change. RMI must inspire the world to act faster, and our innovative experts are all in. Join our new CEO, Jon Creyts, and three emerging RMI leaders to hear how we can accelerate our clean energy future by acting on one of our core convictions: Hope, Applied."
Organization: RMI
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Fix Live: Climate Leaders Share Stories of Mentorship
December 6 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grist and Back Pocket Media are teaming up for an evening of music, art, and live storytelling. Join us as we push the boundaries of what a virtual event can be by sharing astonishing true stories from the Grist Fixer community. The theme of the night is Mentorship. You’ll hear stories of unlikely inspiration, motivation, and life-altering relationships, all told live on (virtual) stage.

Pour a drink and get cozy - we'll see you on December 6th!

Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fix-live-climate-leaders-share-stories-of-mentorship-tickets-203343655347


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Protecting Patients from Climate Risks: A Conversation with Frontline Health Clinics on Resources
December 6 | 12:30 PM
Frontline health leaders discuss the climate risks they're experiencing on the ground and how new resources on extreme heat, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods can help clinics keep their patients healthy and make them more resilient to climate shocks.
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
The 2022 Climate Risk Scorecard: Assessing U.S Financial Regulator Action
December 6 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The 2022 Climate Risk Scorecard, published in June 2022, benchmarked U.S. federal financial regulator progress on climate-related financial risk and communicated progress to various stakeholders, including state and federal regulators, Congress, the public, investors, NGOs, the media, the market, and regulated entities. The Scorecard demonstrates the rapidly changing risk management landscape, highlighting regulatory actions in the United States. This webinar will review and highlight regulator actions addressing climate-related financial risk, explore progress made in the six months since the 2022 Scorecard’s publication, and discuss important next steps. In this webinar, attendees will:
  • - Review the 2022 Scorecard results for nine federal financial regulators.
  • - Hear from federal financial regulators on why their agencies are addressing climate risk, and the major steps they have taken so far.
  • - Discover the current progress in the climate risk landscape, and the next steps necessary to effectively manage these risks.
  • - Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory and market shift that is already happening, and the importance of continued action (including finalizing OCC/FDIC’s Climate Principles, and SEC’s climate disclosure rule).
Explore the scorecard here: ceres.org/scorecard"
Organization: Ceres
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
The impact of merging climate and trade policy on global demand for nuclear energy
December 6 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
As countries around the world embrace an increasingly ambitious climate agenda, the importance of trade policy tools that prevent leakage to economies whose climate regulations are less stringent is becoming evident. Mechanisms that charge a fee at the border for more emissions-intensive imports from other countries and thus increase their price in the domestic market have gained traction. These tools, if used by the G7, would likely have enough heft to set a de facto international price on carbon. Trade policy like this would increase the attractiveness of low-carbon technologies, like nuclear energy, in countries looking to maintain their export competitiveness in a carbon-constrained market. This presents an opportunity for G7 countries to drive investment into these technologies in developing, export-oriented countries as they look for ways to maintain market share. Such policy would also incentivize developed countries that are planning to shut down nuclear reactors to consider the detrimental impact of replacing the ensuing generation shortfall with unabated fossil fuels, and it would push policymakers to assess the risks of new nuclear demand to proliferation standards, particularly if China and Russia continue to build the vast majority of new international nuclear projects."
Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
VERGE Net Zero
December 6 | 8:00 AM - 0:00 AM
VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event that will provide you with deep dives and how-to guides on the strategies, technologies and partnerships key to accelerating your organization’s net-zero transition. Advance your career by connecting with and learning from thousands of private- and public-sector leaders - including professionals in sustainability, supply chain, facilities, fleets, finance, policy and manufacturing - building a profitable and climate-positive future.",
Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
WRI - Data For 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Measurement and Tracking
December 6 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
24/7 Carbon-Free Energy (CFE), which entails matching energy load with CFE around the clock, can drive grid decarbonization, but it requires access to granular data. Accurate data underpins the necessary baselining, goal setting, measurement, and tracking for making progress on 24/7 CFE. Buyers moving toward 24/7 CFE need an understanding of their electricity load on an hourly basis and the carbon intensity of their grid’s electricity mix, as well as that of their electricity purchases. These data can be hard to come by, but data transparency and standardization efforts are advancing, buyers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their data approaches, and numerous 24/7 CFE data solutions providers have emerged. This webinar, the fourth in a series of WRI-hosted webinars on 24/7 CFE, will spotlight key data challenges surrounding 24/7 CFE, as well as approaches and solutions to these challenges. It will feature panelists from Iron Mountain, a global storage and information management services company committed to 24/7 CFE; FlexiDAO, a software and solutions provider that helps energy buyers reach their 24/7 CFE goals; and Electricity Maps, a platform for understanding the carbon impact of electricity consumption in real-time. Presentations from the speakers will be followed by a Q&A session with audience participation."
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Beyond COP27: Who Will Pay for Climate Solutions?
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Trillions of dollars every year, for decades. That’s what we need to spend on green technology and infrastructure to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, experts calculate. As negotiations continue beyond this year’s UN climate summit (COP27), join Future Tense, Knowable Magazine, and Annual Reviews for a conversation about how governments, banks, and investors can fund a greener future - and why that’s a smart investment."
Organization: New America
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Carbon Capture and Storage in Wyoming: Fill 'Er Up
December 7 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Profound changes in state and federal policy are shaping the landscape for carbon capture, use, and storage in real time. Throughout the United States, these changes may be felt most in Wyoming, where extractive industries have long contributed to the economy, the culture, communities and tax base. As the energy transition mounts, Wyoming’s leaders, companies, and experts will help determine the rate and magnitude of deployment of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS), which will affect every aspect of life and commerce in the Equality State.

The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program is delighted to announce the fourth event in the Women in Energy CCUS Roadshow series. This initiative aims to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments of women in the CCUS field and empower a workforce that is equitable, diverse, and strong by advancing equality and opportunity. The WIE program seeks to address institutional barriers to entry, help organizations and companies recruit women and improve retention, and empower women to achieve career growth through educational programming, enhanced visibility, and broader networks. The Center works in collaboration with local universities, non-governmental organizations, and public institutions to design cross-cutting, innovative programs that aim to improve the understanding of global challenges through a transdisciplinary, transcultural and applied perspective.

Please join us for a discussion of the changes in federal and state laws concerning CCUS and how those changes might affect investment, development, climate, and communities in Wyoming. The conversation will feature energy experts from Wyoming who will also discuss ways to grow women’s share of the energy workforce and what organizations in the public and private sectors are looking for in new recruits.

Moderator:

Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

Dr. Holly Krutka, Executive Director, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Sarah Forbes, Director, Carbon Capture and Storage, Center on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director, United States Energy Association Deepika Nagabhushan, Client Project Manager, Carbon Direct

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Climate Change and Global Mental Health
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This University Seminar will feature the interdisciplinary research from a panel of experts working on issues related to climate change and global mental health. Brief presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the priorities, challenges, and opportunities to address climate change and mitigate its impacts on mental health.

Advanced registration is required (click here to register). This seminar is open to the Columbia community and the Public.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
DOE - Tribes Leading the Way to a More Sustainable Energy Future
December 7 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations. Tribes have been working toward a more sustainable future for many years. This webinar will highlight projects across Indian Country and rural Alaska that demonstrate successful steps toward a cleaner energy future."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
How Does the Data Divide Impact Global Policy Challenges?
December 7 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The collection of high-quality data is of critical importance when tackling global issues like climate change, disaster response, and public health. But some groups have access to high-quality data about themselves and their communities and others don’t. Critical gaps in data hinder collaborative action on key global challenges. For example, countries vary in the quality and quantity of meteorological data collected, meaning climate risk prediction models for a given area may be inaccurate. High-quality climate data is also essential for disaster response and means early warning systems are less effective for the communities at greatest risk. Meanwhile, many countries are still years behind in adequate data collection for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, meaning some nations can make evidence-based decisions concerning national development while others lack information about their areas of greatest need. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the impact of the data divide on critical global policy challenges and the ways reducing these disparities might help drive global data-driven innovation and prosperity.",
Organization: Center for Data Innovation
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
December 7 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Online Workshop Briefings
December 7 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
RSVP Here!

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy invites you to virtually attend the Fall 2022 Final Workshop Briefings. During the Final Briefings, students will present their findings as a part of ENVP U9229 The Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II. Students enroll in small, faculty-advised project teams. Each Workshop faculty member selects a piece of proposed, but not yet enacted, state, federal, or local environmental law (or a U.N. resolution), and students are asked to develop a plan for implementing and managing the new program. In the fall semester, the Workshop completes the operational plan for implementing the program.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Political Obstacles in the U.S.-China Nuclear...
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Tong Zhao, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Evidence shows that the main goal of China’s nuclear weapons today...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Sack Lunch Seminar (SLS) - Jane Baldwin (UC...
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"The Missing Links in Projecting Impacts from Extreme Events" In the face of ongoing climate change, there is a growing need to understand the impacts of...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
USEA - Energy Management Webinar: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Onto The Grid
December 7 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In the next installment of USEA's Energy Management webinar series hosted by USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), we are pleased to host experts from NREL, CAISO and XM. Joining us will be from NREL will be Omar Guerra, a research engineer in the within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center; from CAISO will be Guillermo Bautista, Director, Market Analysis and Forecasting, and from XM, the planning office will join. Together they will discuss:
  • + Role of the aggregator and the distribution system operator (DSO)
    • • Interaction among these players, including, possible conflicts of interest if operating in multiple roles,
    • • Interaction between DSO and bulk markets
  • + ISO role in DSO market
  • + How to incorporate DERs in ISO planning, modeling, scheduling and operations
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Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
VERGE Net Zero
December 7 | 0:00 AM - 1:30 PM
VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event that will provide you with deep dives and how-to guides on the strategies, technologies and partnerships key to accelerating your organization’s net-zero transition. Advance your career by connecting with and learning from thousands of private- and public-sector leaders - including professionals in sustainability, supply chain, facilities, fleets, finance, policy and manufacturing - building a profitable and climate-positive future.",
Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
WRI - Child- and Youth-Sensitivity in NDCs
December 7 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on December 7 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CET) for an overview of UNICEF’s latest research brief “Child-Sensitive Climate Policies for Every Child” to explore how Nationally Determined Contributions can be more inclusive and rights-based for children and young people and ensure child-critical social services are climate and disaster resilient. A youth representative will open the session, and experts from UNICEF will share the key findings from the research brief. Next, WRI staff will give a live demonstration of Climate Watch to explain how the tool can be used to visualize data from the brief. Following the demonstration, a youth representative will moderate an open Q&A."
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Ditch the Guesswork in Verifying GHG Emissions
December 8 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Information on counting, tracking, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions is required for society to meet climate ambitions of keeping ambient temperature rise under 1.5 °C. In the annual COPs, nations are working toward international, national, and subnational regimes for reducing emissions. These efforts have been accompanied by a growing number of corporate targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the emergence of regulatory disclosure requirements and a greenhouse gas trading market. To ensure that the numbers determining compliance, on which companies stake their finances and reputations, are real, greenhouse gas emissions verification is critical. The elephant in the carbon accounting room has been the lack of direct proof in verifying emissions. Verification has been done by indirectly tracking business operations, reading electricity meters, or surveying changes in tree cover, among other activities. However, firms like Floodlight use global remote sensing data to scientifically determine near real-time GHG concentrations at the asset and area-wide levels. Join SSF, Floodlight, and Smart Contract to learn how to use a combination of sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, aerial assessments, and satellite-based assessments to measure and validate real data. This science-based approach can inform targeted compliance strategies for each asset and pinpoints problem areas, such as fugitive emissions or assets in high-risk storm zones."
Organization: Security and Sustainability Forum
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
GWRCCC - Learn More About EV Charging
December 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join GWRCCC and leaders from the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP), an organization that supports and fosters regional electric vehicle (EV) ecosystems in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia allowing all sizes of electric vehicle (EV) use for fleets, Transportation Network Companies and consumers."
Organization: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
How to Use Climate Science to Drive Your Net Zero Strategy
December 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Global Carbon Budget (GCB) projections - recently released at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - showcase not only how much progress has been made in the past year to reduce CO2 emissions, but also how many years of “carbon budget” we have left. Join us to learn about the latest GCB, last year’s carbon emissions trends, and how leaders can use this date to drive net zero strategies. The webinar will be led by University of Exeter Professor and leading author of the GCB Pierre Friedlingstein, who will discuss:
  • Current trends and sources in global carbon emissions
  • The biggest emitters - and what can be done
  • How leaders can use this data to build and support their net zero plans
  • What emissions trends mean for the remaining carbon budget
  • Challenges and recommendations to reach net-zero CO2 emissions, and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • How we can demystify climate science and apply it to decision-making
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Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly Hub Meeting - Fairfax
December 8 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
US DOE - The Big Heat Pump Push: How are Programs, Contractors, and the Grid Responding?
December 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Biden Administration recently took the powerful step of invoking the Defense Production Act to increase the production and installation of heat pumps. The International Energy Agency projects the installed heat pump stock to jump from 180 to 600 million by 2030. In this Better Buildings Residential Network peer exchange call, hear what is happening on the ground to make this a reality."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Utilizing the Local Energy Action Framework (LEAF) to Create an Integrated Sustainability Plan & Identify Projects for Federal Funding
December 8 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The funding coming available through IRA and IIJA will be instrumental in helping cities meet clean electricity goals, but the number of opportunities may be overwhelming, and cities don’t know where to start or what projects and funding streams are most relevant. Enter the Local Energy Action Framework. Over the past year the City Renewables Accelerator team, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has worked with six U.S. cities & counties to create a model that demonstrates how different energy actions influence and interact with each other & provides a more integrated picture of the set of solutions that cities can use to meet their municipal energy goals. Some questions that we will answer during this webinar:
  • • Which sector or facility should municipalities prioritize in decarbonization efforts?
  • • Which energy action is the most impactful and should be focused on first?
  • • How will energy actions impact daily load curves and how can we mitigate the impacts by smartly implementing demand flexibility strategies?
  • • What are some federal funding opportunities that can support our energy action priorities?
During the webinar we will walk you through the steps of the framework and highlight specific insights & trends from our 6 cities that could be helpful in your own climate action planning & identifying energy projects for federal funding opportunities. We will also be joined by a panel of city cohort members who will share their lessons learned and how they are utilizing the insights in their day-to-day work."
Organization: RMI
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
CESA - State Leadership in Solar+Storage, Featuring Maryland and Oregon
December 9 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Solar+storage programs provide a multitude of customer benefits, from cost savings to energy resilience. This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the development of solar+storage projects in their state. The Maryland Energy Administration's Resilient Maryland / Resiliency Hubs Grant Program are helping local organizations develop resilient energy system projects that bolster their operations, protect communities, enhance sustainability, and achieve energy affordability. The Oregon Department of Energy's Solar+Storage Rebate Program offers rebates to residential customers and low-income service providers that install solar or solar paired with battery storage systems. In this webinar, representatives from the Maryland Energy Administration and the Oregon Department of Energy will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. CESA’s Todd Olinsky-Paul will moderate. These programs were recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Learn more at https://www.cesa.org/projects/state-leadership-in-clean-energy/2022-awards/. "
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
China's Energy Transition
December 9 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

China is the world’s largest energy consumer, energy producer and greenhouse gas emitter. Its patterns of energy use have profound impacts on energy markets, geopolitics and the global climate. The Chinese government has committed to dramatic changes in its energy systems in the decades ahead, including an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.

How can China meet this ambitious goal? What steps can China take in this decade to transform its energy system while also pursuing other goals, including economic growth and energy security? Please join us for presentations on two leading analyses of these topics – the China Energy Transformation Outlook, by the Energy Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research (ERI) and the Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China, by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Following the presentations, two leading experts will offer thoughts and commentary on the analyses.

Moderator:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Speakers:

Wang Zhongying, Director General, Energy Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research Timur Gül, Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency Valerie Karplus, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Kevin Tu, Non-Resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
CSIS - Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay
December 9 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Please join the Americas Program for a virtual discussion on Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay. In recent years, green hydrogen has emerged as a possible mitigator to the global energy crisis. Green hydrogen can maximize the use of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar to decarbonize carbon intensive sectors like transportation and mining. Among the world’s regions, Latin America is uniquely positioned to produce large volumes of green hydrogen given its abundant and competitive renewable energy resources. Although the novelty of the industry creates a series of challenges and uncertainties, it also offers opportunities for innovation, and a path for countries in Latin America to become pioneers in green hydrogen development. This public event will present the challenges and opportunities faced by Latin America in developing green hydrogen. In particular, the discussion will focus on Chile and Paraguay, two countries that are positioned to benefit greatly from unlocking economies of scale within their markets and enable South America to become a hub of hydrogen production and expertise."
Organization: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
December 9 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Please RSVP here


The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.

The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate and social sciences as they relate to climate. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
STARR FORUM Energy as a Weapon of War: Russia,...
December 9 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Zoom webinar | Registration required: bit.ly/RussiaEnergyWeapon Speakers: Margarita Balmaceda is the Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Carnegie - Advancing Synergies Between the U.S. and African Countries in Just Energy Transitions
December 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Climate change is a defining issue for the African continent and is sure to feature prominently at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this month. Synergies exist between the United States’ strategic interests in global climate action and African priorities for a just energy transition to a low-carbon future. These shared goals offer potential for job creation, increased productivity, and shared prosperity. What other opportunities and risks are involved in the pursuit of these shared goals? How can the U.S. and African countries advance this energy transition meaningfully for all nations? The Carnegie Endowment is honored to welcome presidents from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and senior U.S. government officials for a program on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. His Excellency President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia and the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory Meeks, will share in a lively discussion on the United States’ global leadership in clean energy technology and African priorities for a just energy transition. Reception to follow."
Organization: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
December 12 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Please RSVP here


The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.

The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate and social sciences as they relate to climate. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
USEA - Climate Risk Management: Key Lessons from U.S. Utilities
December 12 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
As the changing climate poses mounting threats to the quality and reliability of power systems, electric utilities in the United States are taking necessary steps to identify and manage these risks. Utilities in developing countries must likewise take action to protect critical infrastructure and maintain reliable service amidst an uncertain climate future. This webinar will highlight the experiences of two U.S. utilities that are leaders in climate risk management and resilience planning: Con Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Con Edison and PG&E will deliver presentations focusing on key lessons learned and recommendations for utilities in developing countries to consider in their own climate risk management processes. The webinar will conclude with an engaging panel discussion and Q&A session."
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Embodied Carbon: Deeper Decarbonization of the Built Environment
December 13 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocates billions of dollars toward low-embodied carbon material procurement, documentation, and labeling as new policies seek low-carbon solutions. As materials and construction account for 11% of global carbon emissions, the building community must reduce this carbon source across the supply chain to achieve a low carbon future. This session covers embodied carbon basics, provides up-to-date information on embodied carbon codes and policies in California and beyond, and showcases perspectives from manufacturing and case studies from building design professionals. Speakers will examine how materials manufacturers are planning to reach carbon neutrality, and what decisions are designers making to meet embodied carbon policies? These actionable lessons will empower designers, manufacturers, policymakers, and building owners to curb embodied carbon in the building industry and prepare for codes and policies. This webinar is funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission."
Organization: New Buildings Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Hydrogen
December 13 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, for the second installment of ASP’s Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on hydrogen. According to the International Energy Agency, demand for hydrogen has grown threefold since 1975 and has recently gained popularity as a potential source of clean energy. But with an extremely high cost and high energy consumption for production, what role can green hydrogen play in the clean energy transition? Join us for a discussion on how industry is tackling these problems and how federal policy can help. "
Organization: American Security Project
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
December 13 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
New NREL Research Shows Residential PV Adoption Timelines Improve Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
December 13 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Residential PV projects in the U.S. typically require several weeks to several months from contract signing to operation. Integral to PV adoption timelines is the permitting, inspection, and interconnection (PII) processes administered by the local jurisdiction and utility. The PII process ensures safe and reliable system installation, but can be a major contributor to project timelines and costs. NREL has collected project-level data from 14 small-to-large installers; it contains approximately 337,000 projects from 2017-2021 and covers 10-25% of U.S. installs across 1,400 jurisdictions in 30 states. Join NREL to hear about their most recent findings, including changes in PV adoption timelines over the last five years and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. We also report on our 2021 survey of 180 jurisdictions on the impacts from the pandemic."
Organization: SEIA
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Science and Technology in Asia Seminar
December 13 | 10:30 AM
Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, will present "Frameworks for the Future: The Environment, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene."... Read more about Science and Technology in Asia Seminar
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
US DOE - SAF Grand Challenge Roadmap: Soaring Towards Sustainable Fuel Production Goals
December 13 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) on December 13, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. ET for a webinar on the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge Roadmap. This discussion will outline the six action areas that support the Grand Challenge’s goals of:
  • - Reducing life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared to conventional fuel,
  • - Producing enough SAF to meet 100 percent of aviation fuel demand by 2050, and
  • - Enhancing fuel sustainability.
In this webinar, the director of BETO and speakers from DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss engaging with industry to achieve these goals."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
WCEE VIRTUAL Executive Exchange Series with Tom Weirich, EDP Renewables North America
December 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join WCEE’s Past President Barbara Tyran for a conversation with Tom Weirich, Marketing & Stakeholder Relations, EDP Renewables North America and author of “We Took The Risk” as he shares insights on early risk takers and the leadership traits that made them a success. Tom will talk about the inspiration for the book, the process of becoming an author, juggling a 'day job' with writing/book tours, and the clean energy transformation. A lively Q&A session is anticipated!"
Organization: Women's Council on Energy & the Environment
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Climate LIVE K12: Climate Justice in New York City
December 14 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Climate LIVE K12: Climate Justice in New York City

Climate LIVE K12 (formerly EI LIVE K12) is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Thaddeus Pawlowski, Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes & Research Scholar and Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Design and Urban Planning.

Target Audience: Grades 6-12, Educators, the Public

What lessons have we learned from ten years of recovery from Hurricane Sandy? Urban planners and designers had to think creatively to address the challenges and opportunities of local climate change adaptation. In particular, climate justice drives planners to re-thinking the way cities are built to promote equity.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Laurel Zaima-Sheehy ([email protected])


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
EESN & MIT Club of DC | Report from COP-27: Toward a Clean, Just Future?
December 14 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Do the technical and policy outcomes of COP-27 have promise for reaching net zero as quickly as needed? Join us as Jeremy Gregory, SM 00, PhD '06 and Emily Moberg '11, PhD '16 report on the recently-completed COP 27 in Africa. They'll share what they learned about how and if the world is addressing the major issues in tackling climate change, especially those facing the developing world.
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Data Access and Use Cases
December 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Please join us for a free webinar highlighting key information from the Berkeley Lab report entitled "End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Practical Guidance on Accessing and Using the Data". End-use load profiles (EULPs), which quantify how and when energy is used, and savings shapes, which quantify the difference in hourly energy use before and after an energy efficiency upgrade, assist in appropriately assessing the value of energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources (DERs). In this webinar, panelists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, New York Independent System Operator, and Synapse Energy Economics will discuss how to access the EULPs and savings shapes and examples of their use in existing projects. We appreciate the support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office."
Organization: Berkeley Lab
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Regulatory Process Design for Decarbonization, Equity, and Innovation
December 14 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To assist policymakers, advocates, and regulators in their efforts to equitably decarbonize the grid, RMI has released a series of issue briefs focusing on PUC modernization in the face of expanding policy priorities. The series explored three dimensions of PUC modernization: the role of PUCs in the context of an increasingly complex energy system, changes needed to align internal organizations to match evolving industry needs, and regulatory process design changes to support a rapid, equitable shift to a carbon-free electric grid. This webinar will focus on RMI’s insight brief, Regulatory Process Design for Decarbonization, Equity, and Innovation and feature practical examples from panelists with experience at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Illinois Commerce Commission, and Arkansas Public Service Commission. They will share changes in their regulatory processes designed to increase energy equity, accelerate grid and customer decarbonization, or enhance stakeholder engagement. Join RMI for a 1-hour webinar to hear an overview of the report findings and a panel discussion on innovative regulatory process improvements to unlock solutions for equitable decarbonization."
Organization: RMI
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Report from COP-27: Any Progress on a Clean, Just Future?
December 14 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join us as Jeremy Gregory SM 00, PhD '06 and Emily Moberg '11, PhD '16 report on the recent COP 27 in Africa. They'll share what they learned about the way the world is addressing the major issues in tackling climate change, especially those facing the developing world.
Organization: MIT Club of Wash. DC
Source: MIT Club of Wash. DC
Environmental Justice Strategies for Hydrogen Opposition
December 15 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hydrogen fuel has received a lot of hype in recent months, particularly with the rollout of new federal incentives supporting cleaner forms of hydrogen production. However, “clean” hydrogen, whether produced from renewable energy or natural gas partnered with carbon capture and storage technology, is not as clean or as low carbon as it’s purported to be. Clean Energy Group has detailed many of the environmental and public health concerns of hydrogen on our website - see https://www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/hydrogen/areas-of-concern/. This Clean Energy Group webinar will provide an overview of some environmental justice concerns that should be considered when evaluating any hydrogen proposal, including its high NOx emissions when combusted, potential role as an indirect greenhouse gas, and dangers associated with transport and storage. In addition, speakers from Western Environmental Law Center and Ohio River Valley Institute will present on their work pushing back against misinformed hydrogen proposals in the Ohio River Valley and New Mexico in coalition with local communities and environmental justice advocates. "
Organization: Clean Energy Group
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
December 15 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal, sub-seasonal and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this monthly briefing by IRI climate scientists Azhar Ehsan and Bohar Singh. For more information, please see: https://iri.columbia.edu/our-expertise/climate/
Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Online Info Session
December 15 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Please RSVP here

Please join us for an online information session on the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, offered jointly by Columbia Climate School's Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The program prepares graduates to address the most serious and complex environmental problems the earth will face. The program integrates science with environmental policy and management, providing students with the practical knowledge and training to become leaders in this rapidly growing area. Courses are taught by the world’s foremost sustainability academics and researchers, along with leading sustainability practitioners in New York City. Graduates hold key positions in organizations worldwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

During this session, Steven Cohen, Director of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, will discuss the program's format, curriculum, outcomes, and resources with time for Q&A at the end.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
WRI - Play Your Part: Understanding How Cities Can Take Advantage of IRA Grants, New IRS Provisions and Direct Pay Models to Advance Community-wide Clean Energy Projects
December 15 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join experts from RMI and the World Resources Institute for part five of our learning series highlighting how cities can position themselves to take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act grant programs, new IRS provisions, and direct pay models to advance community-wide clean energy adoption. The first four sessions in the learning series have focused on helping local governments and community partners understand, navigate, and pursue federal funding opportunities that can advance ambitious local climate action and resilience projects. This upcoming session will focus on the key roles cities can play in support their own energy procurements, as well as key roles of local government can play to catalyze clean energy adoption community-wide. Attendees will explore examples of how different clean energy projects can “stack” IRS tax provisions and utilize direct pay models to fully take advantage of a new and improved economic landscape enabled by the IRA. Join us and explore how forthcoming IRA programs and provisions can support your community’s renewable energy, equity, and economic development goals. This session builds upon the City Renewables Accelerator's past Federal Funding Learning Series workshops and online resources for cities and local governments on our website, including new funding guidance, our recently updated Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Decarbonization (FFOLD) tool, and companion Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding resource."
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
CESA - New Federal Money for Energy Storage: the Inflation Reduction Act
December 16 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The $430 billion federal Inflation Reduction Act - the largest federal climate investment package in US history - features many new supports for energy storage development, from expanding access to tax credits to new grant and loan opportunities. This webinar will dig into what this new Act means for energy storage in the US, what types of activity will be eligible for funding, and how the new IRA funding mechanisms fit together with the previously announced IIJA funding. "
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
December 16 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston. In addition, the IRI climate group will present results of its experimental sub seasonal forecasts.
Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Monthly Hub Meeting - Prince William County
December 28 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions

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December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beyond COP27: Who Will Pay for Climate Solutions?
Trillions of dollars every year, for decades. That’s what we need to spend on green technology and infrastructure to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, experts calculate. As negotiations c ...
Organization: New America
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 7 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Carbon Capture and Storage in Wyoming: Fill 'Er Up
Profound changes in state and federal policy are shaping the landscape for carbon capture, use, and storage in real time. Throughout the United States, these changes may be felt most in Wyoming, where ...
Organization: Columbia
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Climate Change and Global Mental Health
This University Seminar will feature the interdisciplinary research from a panel of experts working on issues related to climate change and global mental health. Brief presentations will be followed b ...
Organization: Columbia
December 7 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
DOE - Tribes Leading the Way to a More Sustainable Energy Future
Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to ...
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 7 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How Does the Data Divide Impact Global Policy Challenges?
The collection of high-quality data is of critical importance when tackling global issues like climate change, disaster response, and public health. But some groups have access to high-quality data ab ...
Organization: Center for Data Innovation
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 7 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
December 7 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Online Workshop Briefings
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The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy invites you to virtually attend the Fall 2022 Final Workshop Briefings. During the Final Briefings, studen ...

Organization: Columbia
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Political Obstacles in the U.S.-China Nuclear...
SSP Wednesday Seminar with speaker Tong Zhao, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Evidence shows that the main goal of China’s nuclear weapons today...
Organization: MIT
December 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sack Lunch Seminar (SLS) - Jane Baldwin (UC...
"The Missing Links in Projecting Impacts from Extreme Events" In the face of ongoing climate change, there is a growing need to understand the impacts of...
Organization: MIT
December 7 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
USEA - Energy Management Webinar: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Onto The Grid
In the next installment of USEA's Energy Management webinar series hosted by USAID's Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), we are pleased to host experts from NREL, CAISO and XM. Jo ...
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 7 | 0:00 AM - 1:30 PM
VERGE Net Zero
VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event that will provide you with deep dives and how-to guides on the strategies, technologies and partnerships key to accelerating your organization’s net-zero ...
Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 7 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
WRI - Child- and Youth-Sensitivity in NDCs
Join us on December 7 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CET) for an overview of UNICEF’s latest research brief “Child-Sensitive Climate Policies for Every Child” to explore how Nationally Determined Contributi ...
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 8 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Ditch the Guesswork in Verifying GHG Emissions
Information on counting, tracking, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions is required for society to meet climate ambitions of keeping ambient temperature rise under 1.5 °C. In the annual COPs, nation ...
Organization: Security and Sustainability Forum
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GWRCCC - Learn More About EV Charging
Join GWRCCC and leaders from the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP), an organization that supports and fosters regional electric vehicle (EV) ecosystems in Virginia, District of Columbia, ...
Organization: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How to Use Climate Science to Drive Your Net Zero Strategy
New Global Carbon Budget (GCB) projections - recently released at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt - showcase not only how much progress has been made in the past year to reduce CO2 emissions, but also ...
Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 8 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Fairfax

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
December 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
US DOE - The Big Heat Pump Push: How are Programs, Contractors, and the Grid Responding?
The Biden Administration recently took the powerful step of invoking the Defense Production Act to increase the production and installation of heat pumps. The International Energy Agency projects the ...
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 8 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Utilizing the Local Energy Action Framework (LEAF) to Create an Integrated Sustainability Plan & Identify Projects for Federal Funding
The funding coming available through IRA and IIJA will be instrumental in helping cities meet clean electricity goals, but the number of opportunities may be overwhelming, and cities don’t know where ...
Organization: RMI
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 9 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CESA - State Leadership in Solar+Storage, Featuring Maryland and Oregon
Solar+storage programs provide a multitude of customer benefits, from cost savings to energy resilience. This webinar will highlight two well-designed and impactful programs that are supporting the de ...
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 9 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
China's Energy Transition
China is the world’s largest energy consumer, energy producer and greenhouse gas emitter. Its patterns of energy use have profound impacts on energy markets, geopolitics and the global climate. The Ch ...
Organization: Columbia
December 9 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
CSIS - Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay
Please join the Americas Program for a virtual discussion on Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay. In recent years, green hydrogen has emerged as a possible ...
Organization: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 9 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
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The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.
The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate pr ...

Organization: Columbia
December 9 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
STARR FORUM Energy as a Weapon of War: Russia,...
Zoom webinar | Registration required: bit.ly/RussiaEnergyWeapon Speakers: Margarita Balmaceda is the Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations...
Organization: MIT
December 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carnegie - Advancing Synergies Between the U.S. and African Countries in Just Energy Transitions
Climate change is a defining issue for the African continent and is sure to feature prominently at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this month. Synergies exist between the U ...
Organization: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 12 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
Please RSVP here
The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.
The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate pr ...

Organization: Columbia
December 12 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
USEA - Climate Risk Management: Key Lessons from U.S. Utilities
As the changing climate poses mounting threats to the quality and reliability of power systems, electric utilities in the United States are taking necessary steps to identify and manage these risks. U ...
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 13 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Embodied Carbon: Deeper Decarbonization of the Built Environment
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) allocates billions of dollars toward low-embodied carbon material procurement, documentation, and labeling as new policies seek low-carbon solutions. As materials and ...
Organization: New Buildings Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 13 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Hydrogen
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, for the second installment of ASP’s Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, focused on hydrogen. According to the International Energy Agency, demand for h ...
Organization: American Security Project
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
December 13 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
December 13 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New NREL Research Shows Residential PV Adoption Timelines Improve Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Residential PV projects in the U.S. typically require several weeks to several months from contract signing to operation. Integral to PV adoption timelines is the permitting, inspection, and interconn ...
Organization: SEIA
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
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