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Women's Council on Energy and Environment presents:

WCEE Job Skills Fair

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The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) is a non-partisan, policy-neutral organization that focuses on women, energy and the environment. In the WCEE Job Skills Fair WCEE members will be joined by Energy and Environment and human resource professionals in the local area. Participants will include professionals from Deloitte, Energetics, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner (NARUC), Venable LLP, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Georgetown University Law, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Energetics Incorporated and more!

Detailed information on WCEE Job Skills Fair, agenda, and registration information can be found at the event web page.

To register you may follow the link: http://www.wcee.org/wcee/events/rsvp1.asp?eventid=3557245

RSVP:

No later than September 20th, 2010. Space is limited. Please, bring your ID

Where:

Venable LLP, 575 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004

When:

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., September 21st, 2010

 

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White House Holds Green Government Conference at GW

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Please visit http://www.fedcenter.gov/calendar/conferences/greengov2010/ for more information.

Registration:

General registration or GW affiliated registrants

Where:

Hosted by the George Washington University,

730 21st Sreet, NW, Washington, D.C., 20052

When:

October 5, 6 and 7, 2010

 

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The Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing:

Can Oil Production Meet Rising Global Demand?

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute will hold a briefing on challenges facing the oil industry to keep pace with rising global demand, and the potential implications for oil prices, national security, and the world economy. This briefing will examine the economic, technical, and political factors that influence the rate at which oil is extracted and processed, and how patterns of global oil production are changing. Speakers will include:

* Tad Patzek, Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas

* Robert Hirsch, Senior Advisor, Management Information Services Inc.; Author, DOE-commissioned report Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management

* Guy Caruso, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

* Franklin Rusco, Director of Energy, Government Accountability Office

* Daniel Davis, Lieutenant Colonel, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, U.S. Army (invited)

Registration:

This briefing is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Where:

SVC 203/202 Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.

When:

Thursday October 7th, 2010. 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

 

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Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas - USA (ASPO-USA) will launch its 6th traditional peak oil conference in October, 2010. Former CIBC Chief Economist Jeff Rubin, Rear Admiral Lawrence Rice, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, Dr. Bob Hirsch, Dr. Roger Bezdek, Dr. Tad Patzek, Chris Skrebowski, Charlie Maxwell, Jeffrey Brown, Ken Zweibel from the George Washington Solar Institute, and other prominent energy analysts will discuss socioeconomic and geopolitical implications of global peak oil crisis.

Detailed information on 2010 Peak Oil Conference, agenda, and registration information can be found at the event web page.

Registration:

Early - ends on 9/14/2010; regular - ends on 9/21/2010; on site.

Where:

Capitol Hill Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.

When:

October 7-9, 2010

 

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USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo

Event Information:

The Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin, will be the countrys first national science festival and will descend on the Washington, D.C. area in the Fall of 2010. Opening on 10/10/10 with a gala concert of amazing science songs performed by over 200 children and adults at the University of Maryland, the Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States. The culmination of the Festival will be a two-day Expo in the nations capital that will give over 500 science and engineering organizations from all over the United States the opportunity to present themselves with a hands-on, fun science activity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Please visit http://www.usasciencefestival.org/ for more information.

Where:

Washington, D.C.

When:

Festival Dates: October 10th - October 24th, 2010

Expo Dates: October 23rd and 24th, 2010

 

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Global Climate Solutions Luncheon & Panel

On October 21, 2010, the George Washington University Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy will present a complimentary luncheon panel on Global Climate Solutions. Climate change experts familiar with this issue in one or more countries around the world will describe the climate change challenges and opportunities faced by individuals, organizations, and societies in and beyond their respective country contexts. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Mark Starik, Director of the Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy and Department Chair of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the GW School of Business.

Featured speakers include:

Neville Williams, Founder, Standard Solar (and formerly of Solar Electric Light Fund - SELF)

Linda Yarr, Director of Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)

Taryn Sullivan, Energy Auditing Specialist, Efficiency Exchange (China)

Friedo Sielemann, Counselor on Environment and Energy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Registration:

Required, free

Where:

City View Room at 1957 E Street NW, 7th floor

When:

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., October 21st, 2010

 

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Sustainable GW Urban Task Force Presents: FRESH

An Eye on Food: 2010 Food Documentary Film Series

The Urban Task Force invites you to join Ana Sofia Joanes, Producer & Director for a screening and discussion of her film FRESH.

FRESH is the second in a series of films related to urban food issues to be screened on campus this fall. Refreshments will be served following the film screening.

Where:

Funger Hall, 108 (2201 G Street, NW)

When:

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

 

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Small Hydro Power USA 2010 .

Supported by the National Hydropower Association, the 2nd Annual Small Hydropower USA conference will be held on December 6th and 7th in Washington, DC. The conference will provide an overview of the small and micro hydropower market in North America, focusing on the market potential and how best it can be realized.

With recent interest and activity in small hydro soaring and being driven by federal incentives, the market for small hydro power continues to grow and is now recognized as one of the most cost effective and environmentally friendly forms of renewable power. The challenge now facing the industry is to meet the potential offered by small-scale hydropower in the USA. Now is the time to get involved in this nascent industry and take advantage of the chance to meet the decision makers and discuss the future of SHP. The full event brochure is now available. You can register here to take advantage of this excellent networking opportunity.

Where:

Marriott at Metro Centre, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

When:

December 6th and 7th, 2010

 

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Ecobuild America 2010 Conference and Exhibits

The Ecobuild America offers exceptional learning and networking opportunity for professionals in architecture, engineering, construction, facility management, development, and other disciplines.

The 3-day conference will address the following topics:

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Information Technology

Building Performance and Energy Efficiency

Green Building and Sustainable Design

Sustainable Sites and Infrastructure

The 2-day Ecobuild America exhibit will introduce attendees to new suppliers and the latest products and technology for sustainable design, high performance building, collaboration, and interoperability.

Detailed event schedule can be found here

Registration:

Early registration ends on 10/31/2010.

Registration fee will be waived partially or fully for volunteers. Please, follow the link to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Where:

Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

When:

December 6-10, 2010

 

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World Energy Engineering Congress

The biggest energy engineering event of the 2010, the World Energy Engineering Congress, will offer vast range of seminars, workshops, special events, and exhibits.

Comprehensive list of the events can be found at the WEEC website.

Registration:

In order to register for this event, please follow the link.

Where:

Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

When:

December 6-10, 2010

 

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Phase II of Renewable Energy in America National Policy Forum

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This annual Forum communicates the role of renewable energy in the nation's energy needs, specifically focusing on the 2011 US renewable energy supply, energy efficiency, sustainable development, job creation, climate and environment.

Registration:

In order to register, please follow the link.

Volunteering opportunities are also available for students and recent graduates.

Where:

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

When:

December 8-9, 2010

 

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DC Area Water Issues Program (DCAWIP) Fall 2010 Weekly Seminars

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DC Area Water Issues Program (DCAWIP) - a feature of UDCs College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences - is a comprehensive set of university events open to all students, faculty, and area stakeholders who are interested in water. DCAWIP is designed to be a multi-disciplinary program, exploring issues related to the science and engineering, policy, and socioeconomic aspects of water and watersheds in the DC area. Funded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) through a DC Water Resources Research Institute (DCWRRI), this Program is being developed with the goal of creating a more cohesive water research community in the DC area.

Every Thursday, at the DCAWIP Fall 2010 Weekly Seminar, speakers from water stakeholder organizations provide insightful, practical information about their efforts to address local water issues. Students, scholars, professionals, community leaders and others interested in water issues in the District are encouraged to attend the seminar and stay for refreshments and announcements of community building activities.

Seminar schedule:

Remaining seminars ( December 2, 9, and 16) may include: Water Grant Announcements and Internship Opportunities; Members of City Council on DCs Government Structure and its impact on water project decisions; River Restoration and the Chesapeake Bay; Water, Agriculture, and Gardens in DC; Water Scarcity and Drought Preparedness; Wastewater, Reuse, and Communications; Greening the DC Universities: On Campus and in Courses.

Where:

UDCs Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Building 41, Washington, D.C.

When:

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., every Thursday, through December 2010

 

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Our Changing Oceans

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NCSE's 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment:Our Changing Oceans will provide a forum to address the crisis facing our oceans, new knowledge and innovative tools to effectively face this challenge, and the policy and governance needed to restore and protect the oceans.

NCSE conferences include renowned speakers, topical symposia to explore issues in depth, and breakout sessions to develop a set of recommendations on how to advance science and connect it to policy and decision-making. The conference will bring together scientists, professionals, policy makers, academia people, and educated citizens from a wide range of disciplines and sectors of society. Over 1'000 participants will share their perspectives and work to address the topic at hand utilizing a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach.

Details on Our Changing Oceans 11th NCSE National Conference, agenda, and registration information can be found at the event web page.

Registration:

Early - ends on 10/15/2010. Discounted rates: Nonprofit, Students, NCSE university affiliates, Press, Members of Congress and Congressional Staff, Volunteering opportunities.

Where:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

When:

January 19-21, 2011

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Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries Conference

The Elliot School of International Affairs and the Department of Economics at GWU in partnership with the World Banks Development Research Group and UNDPs Environment and Energy Group (Global Environmental Finance Team) will host a conference on the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries.

Coverage of travel and other expenses will be available for selected paper presenters. Deadline for paper submission is January 31, 2011.

The conference will focus on autonomous adaptation, policy-making given "deep uncertainty," and case studies of adaptation in low-income countries. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Questions about the conference should be addressed to adaptation@gwu.edu.

Where:

Washington, D.C.

When:

Paper submission deadline: January 31, 2011

Conference dates: May 18-19, 2011


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The 2011 Washington Auto Show

Washington, D.C., has long been the site of the countrys greatest ambitions for progress. The 2011 Washington Auto Show not only symbolizes the brightest and boldest dreams of the auto industry but marks the shows transformation over the years. The Washington Auto Show has not only become the largest public show in Washington, D.C., its also the premier address for showcasing the latest innovations in sustainable technologies and drawing the most influential leaders in the industry.

Special feature of the show - the Advanced Technology SuperHighway, a 65,000 square foot showcase of the latest innovations in safety and sustainability. The exhibit will be sectioned by advancements in electric, diesel, natural gas, advanced petroleum, biofuels, ethanol, hydrogen and safety technologies. Displaying more green cars than any other domestic, tier-one auto show, The Washington Auto Shows Advanced Technology SuperHighway presents the shows most ambitious effort to support and promote progressive innovations for the automotive industry.

The Wall Street Journal's Joe White takes a look at the offerings at the 2010 Advanced Technology SuperHighway, including a delivery van to a tiny subcompact that runs on batteries.

Where:

Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

When:

January 28 - February 6, 2011

Registration:

Entrance fee: $12

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Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Conference and Expo

This event will be your best opportunity of the year to learn about breakthroughs, progress on commercialization challenges and network over a few days with the brightest minds and business leaders in the industry.

Conference and Expo Fast Facts:

1,000+ attendees

150+ speakers

100+ exhibitors

40+ conference sessions

Several Dynamic, executive keynote addresses

Many side events, including the popular Ride and Drive and tours

Complete conference program can be seen here.

Where:

Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

When:

February 13-16, 2011

Registration:

Regular: until 2/6/2011, on site: 2/13-2/16/2011

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The Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing:

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Development

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, House Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus, California Fuel Cell Partnership, and Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association will hold a briefing about the status of commercial deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen. Fuel cells, which can be used as stationary power sources or to power vehicles, convert fuel and oxygen into electricity, with water and heat as the only byproducts. At this briefing, experts will discuss the state of stationary fuel cell system, fuel cell vehicle, and hydrogen infrastructure development; challenges to wide spread deployment; economic and environmental benefits; and opportunities for industry and government to develop partnerships to accelerate commercial deployment across the nation. Speakers will include:

* Tom Cackette, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

* Tim Brown, Technical Manager, National Fuel Cell Research Center

* Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership

* Anthony Eggert, Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy; former Commissioner, California Energy Commission

* Ruth Cox, President and Executive Director, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (Moderator)

* Invited to attend: Reps. Charlie Dent (R-PA), Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), John Larson (D-CT), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Registration:

This briefing is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Where:

HVC 201 Capitol Visitor Center , Washington, D.C.

When:

Wednesday February 16th, 2011. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.


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GW SEAS Engineering Expo: An Engineering and IT Career Fair

The Engineering Expo is an event that is driven by the GW Career Center, and is designed specifically for our students. All SEAS students are encouraged to attend to network and learn more about professional engineering careers and opportunities.

Potential employers are invited to attend the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Engineering Expo, and can find more information on the event here.

Where:

GW Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, Washington D.C.

When:

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 3:45 5:30 p.m.

Registration:

Employer registration is now open on GWork

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19th Annual Environmental Film Festival

60 Venues, 150 Films, 26,000+ Filmgoers in Washingon, D.C.

As the Environmental Film Festival launches its annual celebration of the natural world on screens across Washington, D.C., it explores one of the most controversial and timely topics of our day: the critical relationship between energy and the environment. Please join the Environmental Film Festival in March as it presents 150 diverse and engaging films from 40 countries.

Where:

Washington D.C.

When:

Special Pre-Festival Screening: 10:00 a.m., March 9, 2011

Festival Launch Party: 6:30 p.m., March 10, 2011

Festival: March 15-27, 2011


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2011 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Conference

Environmental Governance at the Leading Edge of Technology

Examining how the legal system can better anticipate and respond to the environment and public health challenges associated with increasingly complex technologies.

The conference will explore the need for and the possible structure of anticipatory governance systems that are capable of protecting the environment and public health in the context of emerging technologies such as geo-engineering to address climate change, hydro-fracturing and deep water drilling to recover energy resources, synthetic biology to produce new fuels and other innovative materials, and expanding use of nanotechnologies.

Discussion draft agenda is available here.

Registration:

Free for GW faculty, students and staff. For registration details please check the law school website.

When:

March 23-24, 2011


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"Taking Environmental & Human Health Protection to the Next Level"

A talk by Dr. Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

With a Welcome from GW President Dr. Steven Knapp


Presented by The George Washington University, The GW Institute for Sustainability and the Childrens National Medical Center

Featuring a panel discussion with:

  • Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University
  • Mark Starik, PhD, Department Chair and Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy School of Business, Director GW Sustainability Institute
  • John I. Carruthers, Ph.D., Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program College of Professional Studies, The George Washington University
  • Moderator Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP, Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Childrens Health & the Environment
  • A reception will follow the presentation

    Registration:

    For registration please follow the link.

    Where:

    George Washington University, Duques Hall, r.651. 2201 G Street, NW

    When:

    April 7, 2011 from 12pm - 1:30pm


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    GW CleanTechU Workshop Series



    CleanTech U is a series of 4 workshops on the challenges and issues facing entrepreneurial companies in the clean tech industry. Workshops will involve a combination of instruction on a specific industry issue on clean-technology by an industry expert, an overview of specific technologies and a presentation on a real clean tech venture and a specific commercialization challenge that they face. Instructional topics will include accessing public funding, finance/market strategy, intellectual property and deal structuring.

    The CleanTech U is an interdisciplinary program, bringing together students in the Business School, Elliot School, Trachtenberg School and Engineering School to gain exposure in the area of clean technology. The program will include commercialization workshops with clean technology start-ups. The George Washington University won a grant and was selected as one of the top Universities in the country best positioned to make advancements in the area of clean technology innovation by the San Francisco based organization, Clean Tech U. These workshops are the culmination of a student organized effort to create programming on Clean Tech topics.

    Where:

    George Washington University, Duques Hall, r.652

    When:

    Friday, March 4, 2011 3PM: Sunnovations

    Friday, March 25, 2011 3 PM: Southeast Renewables

    Friday, April 1, 2011 3PM: Skyline Innovation

    Friday, April 8, 2011 3 PM: NDP Consulting


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    Ministerial Forum on Offshore Drilling Containment

    A forum to discuss how to strengthen capabilities for containing potential deepwater blowouts of oil and gas wells and how to develop global solutions for offshore containment technologies will be held on April 14, 2011.

    Speakers at the forum will be:

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, along with ministers and senior government officials from Brazil, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Canada, India, Netherlands, Angola and the European Union;

    Experts in offshore drilling and regulation, including:
    - William Reilly, Co-Chair, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
    - Don Winter, Chair, Analysis of the Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire and Oil Spill Committee
    - James Dupree, BP Regional President, Gulf of Mexico
    - Owen Kratz, Helix Energy Solutions, President and Chief Executive Officer
    - Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK, Chief Executive Officer
    - Thomas Hunter, Chair, Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee

    For more information please follow the link.

    Where:

    Main Interior Building Auditorium, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC

    When:

    Thursday, April 14, 2011. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

     

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    The third annual GW Solar Institute Symposium

    The third annual GW Solar Institute Symposium, "Solar Energy: A Critical Component of Meeting the Clean Energy Challenge," will bring together major figures in the solar arena, including key industry leaders and influential energy experts.

    The Symposium will feature a keynote address fromMinh Le, Chief Engineer of DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Program who will discuss the President's clean energy challenge and the Department's $1/W - SunShot Initiative.Key solar companies will have an opportunity to discuss and respond to the challenge, followed by exciting sessions on private industry use ofsolar energy and its technological frontiers. The afternoon will address the variability challenge facing the grid, and discuss distributed versus centralized solar with transmission.

    Speakers include: Richard Perez, solar resource specialist; Bill Powers, renewable energy transmission expert; Chris Cook, leading authority on interconnection and net metering; and high-level representatives of leading US solar companies, First Solar, SunPower, and SolarReserve.

    Detailed symposium agenda and registration information can be found here.

    Where:

    The Jack Morton Auditorium - GW Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

    When:

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011. 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

     

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    Environmental Law Institute Summer School Series 2011

    Each summer the ELI Summer School convenes an introductory seminar series that addresses the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The weekly brown-bag lunch seminars are taught by experts in their fields, and introduce the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA and CERCLA) and land use law. The series ends with an afternoon careers seminar followed by a networking reception.

    Schedule:
    - June 8, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.. NEPA, ESA, and Fundamentals of Environmental Law.
    - June 9, 2011. Clean Air.
    - June 23, 2011. Clean Water.
    - June 29, 2011. Clean Land: Hazardous Waste and Sites.
    - July 6, 2011. Land Use and the Law.
    - July 13, 2011. The Law and Policy of Products Regulation.
    - July 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy.

    Summer School Series is free, prior registration is required. For more information please follow the link.

    Where:

    Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620 (Sixth Floor), Washington, DC

    When:

    12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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    14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

    The Sustainable Energy Coalition, in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, invites you to the 14th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum. As Congress, the administration, the business community, environmental advocates, and American voters search for options to stimulate the economy and green jobs, as well as address issues of national security, higher energy costs, increased reliance on energy imports, and the environmental threats associated with energy consumption, the EXPO will help address the role that sustainable energy technologies might play. This will include not only the technical aspects of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies but also related issues such as economics, jobs potential, environmental benefits, current and near-term market potential, model programs in the public and private sectors, and institutional, financial and legal barriers.

    This years EXPO will bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list to-date below) to showcase the status and near-term potential of the cross-section of renewable energy (biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies. A late morning program will feature Members of the U.S. Congress while speakers throughout the day will discuss the role sustainable energy technologies can play in meeting Americas energy needs.

    This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. For more information please follow the link.

    Where:

    345 Cannon House Office Building (Cannon Caucus Room), Washington, DC

    When:

    Thursday, June 16, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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    2011 International Green Energy Economy Conference

    The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI) and with its key partners the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) and the Council of Energy Research & Education Leaders (CEREL) are organizing an international conference to examine the promise, prospects and pathways to a green energy economy. Issues that we will explore include:

      • evaluate promising efficiency and renewable technologies, and other green technologies;
      • review research on green jobs, green manufacturing, green investment and financing, and green globalization;
      • review impact studies of green energy policies and programs in OECD countries;
      • evaluate energy, macroeconomic and environmental outcomes of strategies to shift secure and green energy economies;
      • examine the applicability of different green energy policy models for various regions and nations;
      • explore ways of transitioning to a green energy society.

      Confirmed speakers include:

      • Hoesung Lee, Vice Chair, IPCC
      • Johan Eliasch, CEO of Head, former UK Prime Ministers Clean Energy Advisor
      • Miriam Horn, Director of the Smart Grid Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund
      • Stan Gale, Chairman and Managing Partner, Gale International
      • Lawrence Agbemabiese, United Nations Environment Programm
      • Kei Kozumi, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
      • Dan Kammen, University of California, Berkeley and the World Bank
      • Kyung-Ah Park, VP, Environmental Markets Group, Goldman Sachs
      • Peter Lund, Director, New Energy Technologies Group, Aalto University, Finland
      • Cutler Cleveland, Center for Energy and Envi Studies, Boston University
      • Timothy Anderson, Distinguished Professor and Director, Florida Solar Energy Consortum, University of Florida
      • Lee Schipper, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center,Stanford University
      • Eduardo Pereira Guimaraes, Secretary of International Relations, Curitiba City Government,
      • Michael Klare, Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), Hampshire College
      • Nikhil Jain, President and CEO, OnGreen
      • Lily Donge, Manager, Climate Change and Environment, Calvert Investments
      • Johan Eliasch, CEO of Head, former UK Prime Ministers Clean Energy Advisor as a confirmed speaker in the Friday roundtable

      Registration:

      Student registration fee is $50. Early bird registration ends on June 14, 2011. To register please use the link.

      Where:

      Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia.

      When:

      July 28-29, 2011.


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      SERDP and ESTCPs Annual Symposium & Workshop:

      Symposium Call for Poster Abstracts

      SERDP and ESTCPs annual Symposium: Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop will be held November 29 - December 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The technical program encompassing 15 technical sessions and four short courses is now available.

      The Call for Poster Abstracts is now open! The deadline for submissions is July 29.

      This event is sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP ), the Department of Defenses (DoD) environmental science and technology program, and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP ), DoD's environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The deadline is quickly approaching for submitting poster abstracts for consideration. Conference attendees will have many opportunities to network with 1,200+ environmental professionals from the military Services; academic and research institutions; private sector technology and environmental firms; and Federal, state, and local regulatory and policy making organizations.

      For instructions on how to submit a poster abstract and to learn more about this years exciting lineup of topics and the schedule, visit www.serdp-estcp.org/symposium

      Deadline for posters abstracts submission:

      July 29, 2011

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      .U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

      The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, evergy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

      More information about this event can be found here.

      Where:

      National Mall, West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      September 23 - October 2, 2011

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      "Nourish: Food + Community" A Film Screening Organized by Green GW

      What is the story of your food? Green GW is organizing a film screening "Nourish: Food + Community." The film is a real story of food with beautiful visuals and inspiring people. This empowering film traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps, teaches us that every food choice that we make can have a ripple effect around the world.

      Where:

      Marvin Center, 432

      When:

      Monday, October 24. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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      The 2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

      The 2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, jointly organized by the Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute at UNC, will consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

      The 2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is accompanied by several exciting events before and after the conference. Don't miss the opportunity to network with and learn from the unique array of national and international professionals!

      The 2010 conference brought together over 400 people from over 40 countries to address critical concerns facing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources. In 2011, we'll address these issues from an inter-disciplinary perspective spanning science, policy, human rights, practice, financing and economics. Join individuals and experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations to deal with critical concerns relevant to both the developing and developed worlds.

      Where:

      Chapel Hill, NC

      When:

      3 - 7 October, 2011

       

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      GW Net Impact 2012 Kick-off Networking Event

      Take a break from studying to learn more how you can have a NET IMPACT by using the power of business, engineering, and law to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact!

      The event is open to all current and prospective members interested in learning more about the Net Impact GWSB chapter, 2012 Upcoming Events, 2012 Net Impact Annual Conference, Member Benefits, and how to get involved!

      Where:

      The GW School of Business, Duqus Hall r. 258, 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

      When:

      Tuesday, December 6, 2011. 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

       

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      Ecobuild America 2011 Conference and Exhibits

      The Ecobuild America conference covers the entire spectrum of strategies and technologies to build faster, smarter and more sustainably. Developed by our illustrious Advisory Board, the Ecobuild America conference focuses on timely topics and real world solutions throughout every phase of the project lifecycle. Targeted training is available for commercial, industrial, government, institutional and residential AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) professionals as well as educators. No matter what your discipline, you will take home fresh ideas and expert insight from industry leaders and luminaries in:

      Building Information Modeling

      Geographic Information Systems

      Green Technology

      High Performance Building

      Sustainable Design

      Energy -Efficiency

      Sustainable Design

      Security

      Smart Buildings

      and more.

      Sessions are grouped by track to help you find sessions concentrated on one specific area. There are also 3 conferences within a conference that also allow you to focus your learning experience: The National High Performance Building Conference, The National BIM Conference and National Specifiers Conference.

      Detailed event schedule can be found here

      Registration:

      To register for this event, please follow the link. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

      Where:

      Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      December 5-9, 2011

       

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      Phase II of Renewable Energy in America National Policy Conference and Forum

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      On December 7, 2011, The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will convene one of the nation's most important conferences on renewable energy policy.

      This year's Renewable Energy National Policy Forum takes place at a critical juncture. Our nation's economy teeters in the balance as Congress and the public await the recommendation of the Super Committee to reduce the massive budget deficit. Accompanied by rapidly declining costs and intensified international compeition, the U.S. renewable energy market is accelerating, fostering much needed investments and jobs. At the same time, several of the most important and successful renewable energy incentives are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011 and 2012. Much is at stake for renewable energy.

      Development of renewable energy resources will help achieve energy independence, enhance national security, generate new jobs and foster economic growth. The conference will explore the key policy issues related to increasing private investment in and use of renewable energy in both the electricity and transportation sectors.

      Join the Phase II Policy Forum on Capitol Hill for leading edge discussions on policy and its impact on the renewable energy industry, markets, and finance.

      Registration:

      To register for this event, please follow the link.

      Where:

      Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      December 6 - 7, 2011


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      State of the Energy Industry 2012, 8th Annual Forum

      On January 18th major Washington based energy associations will provide presentations on the issues, trends and challenges affecting the industry. Detailed agenda of this Forum is available here.

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      To register for this event, please follow the link.

      Where:

      National Press Club Ballroom - 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

      When:

      Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



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      Making an Impact on Energy Use in Your Community Webinar

      On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 1-2:15 pm (EST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Partnership will host a webinar focusing on green power use in communities.

      GPP will co-host this webinar with EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program to highlight how municipalities from around the country are leveraging EPA programs to reduce the impacts of their communities’ energy use. EPA program managers will discuss the Green Power Community and Climate Showcase Communities programs as well as the tools and resources these programs offer participating communities. Representatives from two EPA Green Power Communities — Washington, DC and Corvallis, Oregon — will present information on their Green Power Community experience; Corvallis will also discuss its Climate Showcase activities.

      Speakers include:

    • Mollie Lemon, Communications Director, U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
    • Emma Zinsmeister, Lead Local Climate-Strategy Analyst, EPA’s State and Local Climate Energy Program
    • Emil King, Policy Analyst, District Department of the Environment
    • Michael Yambrach, Energy Manager, District Department of General Services
    • Linda Lovett, Sustainability Supervisor, Corvallis, Oregon
    • To register for this event, please follow the link.



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      Business Response 3.0

      The Evolving Energy Profile

      For the third year in a row, the GWU Energy Group and Net Impact will host a conference focused on the business response to many of the most pressing challenges facing the energy industry. Topics will include the role of public policy, factors driving investment in new technologies and resources and achieving competitive advantages through efficiency and sustainability. A diverse group of executive panelists representing numerous stakeholders will offer valuable insights regarding trends shaping the evolving energy profile. Global demand for energy will continue to increase substantially in the short and long term. The Business Response 3.0 will offer a candid discussion on the most responsible path towards meeting rising demand.

      The conference will feature opening statements from Dean Doug Guthrie of The George Washington School of Business, a keynote speaker, three panels, a career fair, breakfast, lunch and a networking reception. All events are open to students and professionals.

      Panelists include the following leaders and many more:

    • Chris Lloyd, Executive Director of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
    • Peter Molinaro, Vice President, Federal & State Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Company
    • Margaret Henry, Director of Sustainability & CSR Performance, Sodexo
    • Alan Hegburg, Senior Fellow, Energy & National Security Program, CSIS
    • Bo Poats, Executive Vice President, Pace Global
    • Chris Corcoran, Policy & Partnership Team, Opower
    • Davor D. Kapelina, President & CEO, AtSite
    • Mary Wolter Glass, President & Chairwoman, Mexel USA
    • Panel topics to be discussed:

    • The role of public policy in the production and consumption of energy
    • Current trends and future investment opportunities within the energy industry as well as investment origination
    • Corporate strategy and achieving competitive advantage in the face of an uncertain energy market
    • Business Response 3.0 also presents sponsorship opportunities. This option will allow your organization to benefit from exposure to the 250 professionals and students anticipated to attend in 2012, increase your visibility, promote business development prospects, recruit top talent, and be involved in an important global movement. If you would like to be a Business Response Sponsor or have questions, please contact Fundraising Chair of the event Eugenia Gregorio at:

      egreg @ gwmail.gwu.edu

      For more details and registration visit: www.thebusinessresponse.com

      Registration:

      Until February 23rd for students, and February 22nd for professionals.

      Where:

      The Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University. 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

      When:

      Friday, February 24, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., reception to follow.



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      GW Moving the Planet Forward

      Join thought-leaders from government, industry, and academics at “GW Moving the Planet Forward,” a symposium to highlight solutions to the challenges of a changing planet. The half-day conference will also highlight “Innovation Challenges” offered by participants to demonstrate their commitment to moving the planet forward.

      Come learn about the latest research in climate, energy and sustainability, and gain fresh insight into how companies and individuals are finding solutions that turn "innovation into action." Plus, you will be able to network with thought leaders in the field.

      Distinguished speakers include:

    • Aneesh Chopra, Former White House Chief Technology Officer
    • Mark Vachon, Vice-President, GE EcoImagination
    • Retired Vice-Admiral Dennis McGinn, President, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
    • Mayo A. Shattuck III, Executive Chairman, Exelon Corporation
    • Hosted by Frank Sesno, founder of Planet Forward, the symposium aims to build a community – and a conversation – to help us all find and elevate innovation in the areas of climate, energy and sustainability. Topics include the impact of IT on our energy future, clean tech economy and green jobs, the future of renewables and cities as clean tech incubators.
      The event is a co-production of the GW Office of Sustainability and GW’s Planet Forward project, both of which are components of a campus-wide sustainability initiative.

      Online registration is now open.

      Where:

      Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      April 17, 2012, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.. A reception will follow.



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      EPA Public Walking Tours

      The EPA is now offering public walking tours of its Washington headquarters. The flyer provides basic tour information.

      The tour includes a history of the EPAs founding, mission, goals, and its historic Federal Triangle location. It takes place mainly outdoors, but does include a stop inside one of the EPAs architecturally significant buildings. Tours are given on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, at 10AM and 2PM, and run just under an hour.

      For security reasons, tours must be scheduled at least a week in advance. Submit requests for tours to: tours @ epa.gov

      Where:

      EPA East building, 1201 Constitution Ave, NW, between 12th and 14th streets

      When:

      Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (weather permitting), 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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      The Environmental and Energy Study Institute briefing:

      Why China Is Acting on Clean Energy: Successes, Challenges, and Implications for U.S. Policies

      The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, will hold a briefing about the issues driving China’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate policies. While China and the United States differ in important respects, they have some similar challenges and opportunities relating to energy. Both face economic, employment, energy security, and environmental challenges. The United States and China both cooperate and compete with each other on clean energy initiatives and technology.

      Speakers will discuss recent energy sector developments in China and bilateral relations, highlighting key factors driving China’s approach to clean energy and climate policy, and the resulting challenges and opportunities for U.S. efforts to develop clean energy and tackle climate change.

      Speakers will include:

      * Joanna Lewis, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

      * Ailun Yang, Senior Associate, Major Emerging Economies Initiative, World Resources Institute

      * Stephen Munro, Policy and International Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

      Registration:

      This briefing is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

      Where:

      Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      Friday, October 12, 2012. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



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      RETECH 2012: 4th Annual Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition

      RETECH 2012, the premier business, policy and technology conference and exhibition for the entire renewable energy industry, will be held in October 16-19, 2012, at Washington D.C.. At this event more than 3000 professionals from government, utility, and finance industries of 60 countries will meet, network, and discuss the future of the renewable energy.

      RETECH 2012 conference tracks include:

    • National Defense & Security
    • Power Generation & Infrastructure
    • Transportation
    • Renewable Energy Technology
    • RETECH 2012 offers a wide variety of attendance registration and pricing options. To register for this event, please follow the link.

      Where:

      Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      October 16 - 19, 2012.


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      2013 National Conference: Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience

      The Disasters and Environment Conference will address the increasing occurence of environmental disasters and the science, technology, and decision-making needed to more effectively prepare, respond, and make our communities more resilient. The conference will engage 1,200 leaders from emergency response, scientific, policy, conservation, and business communities, as well as federal and local government officials, who will work across traditional boundaries to develop strategies and launch new partnerships and initiatives.

      Network, share your experience, and work across traditional boundaries to develop strategies and launch new partnerships and initiatives to improve the forecasting, preparedness, responsiveness, and resilience of communities to environmental disasters of all types.

      Where:

      Washington, D.C., Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

      When:

      January 15 - 17, 2013.

      Registration:

      To register, please follow the link. Early bird registration rate through October 26, 2012.

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      Business Response 4.0

      Global Energy Accessibility

      Global demand for energy will continue to increase in both the short and long term. The Business Response Conference 4.0 will promote a candid discussion on how to meet the expanding global demand for energy. Student and professional leaders from across the energy industry will come together at The George Washington University on March 22 to offer a vision for providing accessible energy to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

      Panelists include the following leaders and many more:

    • Vice Admiral McGinn, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy
    • Richard Meyer, Energy Analyst, Policy Analyst, American Gas Association
    • Bo Poats, Vice President, Pace Global
    • Suzanne Hunt, Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room
    • Christiaan Gischler, Senior Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
    • Alexander Ochs, Director of Climate & Energy, Worldwatch Institute
    • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group
    • Dr. Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs, GWU
    • George Ashton, Vice President & CFO, Sol Systems
    • Josh Green, Managing Director, Energy, CCM US, LLC
    • Panel topics to be discussed:

    • US Energy Outlook Panel: Creating a Domestic Sustainable Framework to Secure a Reliable Energy Matrix for the Future
    • Connecting the Local & Global: Socially, Economically, & Environmentally Sustainable Energy Systems
    • Global Energy Outlook Panel: Challenges & Perspectives on Clean Energy Finance & Project Development; The Importance of Innovative Technology, Project Finance, and Policy to Clean Energy Projects
    • For more details and registration visit: Business Response 4.0 conference web site.

      Where:

      Elliott School, George Washington University, 1957 E Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052

      When:

      Friday, March 22, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Career Fair & Networking Reception to follow.



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      The Energy-Water Nexus: Balancing Electricity Need and Environmental Concerns

      17th Annual NCAC Washington Energy Policy Conference

      This year's conference of the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics will examine the energy-water nexus with a specific focus on the electric power sector. It will feature experts who will discuss the technological opportunities and financial challenges of addressing water in electricity generation; the regulatory and environmental perspectives; and provide insights into the regional U.S. and international dynamics.

      Panel topics to be discussed:

    • Technology Advances and Financing Options in Water Use and Power Generation
    • Understanding Regional Differences in Water Use
    • Balancing Regulatory Requirements and Environmental Concerns
    • Detailed Conference agenda may be found here.

      Where:

      CSIS B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

      When:

      Tuesday, April 9, 2013

      Registration:

      For details and registration please follow this link.

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      Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Energy Future: Legal and Policy Challenges

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      The 2013 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Conference

      This conference – the first of an anticipated series of such meetings exploring the evolution of the U.S. energy networks between now and 2030 – will invite thought leaders to focus on the capital deployment, technology development, and public policy changes that are critically needed to produce a more sustainable energy supply system by 2030. Most importantly, the program is designed, not to generate a "want list" of legal and technological improvements, but to confront the difficult overlap between environmental, energy, national defense, and societal benefit concerns where key decisions must be made in light of highly sensitive trade-offs and accommodations. The program will explore how we might design an improved energy system that is “built to last” and serves the broadest array of public interests – reliability, security, cost, minimal harm to the physical environment, human safety, competition and ease of market entry, technological innovation, equitable burden sharing, regard for intergenerational impacts –while minimizing regional conflicts and short-term “stimulus and response” policies.

      Panel topics to be discussed:

    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Economic Sustainability
    • A European Perspective
    • Sustainable Energy and National Defense
    • Deploying Capital for More Sustainable Results
    • The Contribution of Technology to Sustainable Energy
    • A Perspective from China
    • Federalism in the Context of Sustainable Energy
    • Averting Unsustainable Energy Development and Facilities Siting
    • The Way Forward
    • Detailed Conference agenda may be found here.

      Where:

      The George Washington University Law School, The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room,

      2000 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20052

      When:

      Wednesday - Thursday, April 10-11, 2013

      Registration:

      For details and registration please follow this link.

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      The GW Solar Institute Fifth annual Solar Symposium 2013

      Solar Going Global

      The 2013 Symposium will be an important event for solar energy. Sessions will cover expansion of photovoltaics and solar thermal electric to new global markets; and leadership in the private sector from key corporations. Keynote speaker in this event will be Kathleen Weiss, US Regulatory Affairs, First Solar. The event will also feature a free networking lunch to engage fellow participants.

      Panelists include representatives of the following companies:

    • SunPower
    • First Solar
    • MEMC (SunEdison)
    • BrightSource
    • Abengoa
    • World Bank
    • GWU, Berkeley, and other universities
    • Panel topics to be discussed:

    • Solar Photovoltaics: Going Global (10:00–11:45 a.m.)
    • Solar Thermal Electric: Going Global (1:30–3:00 p.m.)
    • The Economic and Political outlook for global development of solar power (3:15–4:45 p.m.)
    • For more details and registration please follow this link.

      Where:

      The Jack Morton Auditorium, GW Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20052

      When:

      Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      Registration:

      This event is free, registration is open until April 23, 2013.

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      The 2013 EIA Energy Conference

      The EIA 2013 EIA Energy Conference has become a premier forum for addressing energy issues in the United States and around the world. This event will bring together thought leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss current and future challenges facing domestic and international energy markets and policymakers.

      Session topics include:

    • Global Natural Gas Outlook
    • Renewable, Storage, and Grid Integration
    • World Hydrocarbon Resources
    • Energy Consumption and Building Efficiency
    • Energy in the Americas
    • Alternatives to Oil in Transportation
    • U.S. Natural Gas Production Growth and its Implications
    • Coal and Nuclear: World and Domestic Outlook
    • U.S. Oil Production Growth and its Implications
    • International Energy Statistics: Coverage and Quality
    • For more details and registration please follow this link.

      Where:

      JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC, 20004

      When:

      June 17-18, 2013

      Registration:

      The registration is open, regular pricing until June 13, 2013. Student registration: $85.

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