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PE228 Washington Energy Seminar

June 18, 2014 1:00PM EDT to June 20, 2014 9:00PM EDT

Registration link: Please send an SF-182 Request for Training document to Keena Hillary in DOE’s Office of International Affairs by Friday May 30, 2014.  Space is limited for this course. 

Tuition/Registration fee: $495.00  
DOE has ten no-cost registration spaces that will be allocated based on the relevance of the course to the applicant’s job, then on a first come, first served basis, with consideration to spreading out opportunities among all technical or policy related program offices.  If you would like to be considered for the free spots, please send an email with a description of your office and job at DOE and how this training will help you perform your job to Keena Hillary (contact information below).  If you do not get one of the free spots, your office must pay the tuition cost.  Priority for these spaces will be given to those who have not previously participated in a WES.  All participants, regardless of paying status, must submit a SF-182 form complete with signatures and approvals.  Click here to access and print the form SF-182. 

Course Type: Classroom/Auditorium

Course Location: Room 1105/1107, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, DC

Course Description: The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Energy announce a joint training course to help federal employees understand and analyze the challenges presented by energy and climate issues.  The Washington Energy Seminar (WES) is an intensive, three-day immersion into the fundamentals and geopolitics of oil and gas; coal, nuclear and alternative power generation; renewable and clean energy and energy-efficient technologies; and climate change.  The course is designed to meet the needs of policy and technical personnel working directly on energy and climate issues.
The WES also covers the fundamentals of energy, fuels, and energy markets as well as energy policy challenges and an overview of the U.S. international energy policy.  The course is split into several modules, each covering a discreet aspect of energy or energy policy.
Please join us for this seminar to gain a deeper understanding of traditional and new energy technologies and markets and of key U.S. Government energy and climate change mitigation policies directly from experts.

Course Objectives:
• Understand the fundamental operational aspects of energy production and distribution.
• Grasp the relative policy, economic and cost tradeoffs among various fuels, including fossil fuels and renewable energy.
• Identify the major American energy companies, where they principally operate internationally, what their primary challenges are and why they look to the U.S. Government.
• Understand how energy is priced in markets.
• Explain the long-term trends in energy production and usage, and the policy challenges inherent in these trends.
• Understand what energy security means and how it is achieved.
• Articulate the principal components of U.S. international energy policy, both globally and regionally.
• Understand the principal initiatives the United States is using to implement that policy, as well as the principal challenges to implementation.

Contact: For registration questions, please contact Keena Hillary or 202 586-8156.  For questions about the course schedule and topics, please contact Matthew McManus or 202-647-3423.

We look forward to seeing you at the June WES!