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DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar, and More

May 1, 2014 - 9:21am

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EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

May 1: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department will help host a live webinar titled “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community” today, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program works to support state, local, and tribal governments in planning activities to develop their communities in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Developing more sustainable communities supports our national goals of strengthening our economy and creating good jobs now, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Webinar attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaptation.

Register to attend the webinar.

May 7: Live Webcast of the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department will present a live webcast of a portion of the “Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar” on Wednesday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. FUPWG seminars foster communication between federal agencies, specific sites, and utilities to implement cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation projects. The webcast session will include: Washington and General Services Administration updates, combined heat and power, Luke Air Force Base case study, and using data to achieve anticipated savings.

Register to attend the webinar.

May 7: Live Webinar on the Marine and Hydrokinetic Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Water Power Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site Funding Opportunity Announcement” on Wednesday, May 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information on a funding opportunity announcement released on April 25, 2014, that seeks applications to deploy two wave energy converter systems, one at each of the Department of Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site berths in Kaneohe, HI, for testing, evaluation and comparison of performance, reliability and levelized cost of energy.

Register to attend the seminar.

May 15: Live Webinar on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Challenge Home

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training” on Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will train attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory through the Energy Department’s Building America Program. Attendees will learn how this free software has helped to design and sell cost-effective high-efficiency homes and how the tool provides opportunities for builders to improve their home designs by finding the best efficiency measures for climate and costs.  

Register to attend the webinar.

May 21: Live Webinar on Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Placing UESC Task Orders with the GSA Areawide” on Wednesday, May 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar provides a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under a U.S. General Services Administration areawide contract. The training focuses on developing skills related to the acquisition plan, preliminary audit and findings, feasibility study and project proposal, contract for construction, construction and installation, performance assurance and acceptance, and post-construction and commissioning.

Register to attend the webinar.

May 21: Live Webcast on the 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program

Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program” on Wednesday, May 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses and electric cooperatives to install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. During the webinar, Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will describe the funding allocated to REAP in 2014, eligible recipients and technologies, application deadlines, and how to submit a complete application. In addition, Charles Newcomb, director of technology for Endurance Wind Power, will provide an industry perspective on the Farm Bill.

Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.

June 5: Live Webinar on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach” on Thursday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will describe a step-by-step method to conduct an "energy efficiency expert evaluation"—a customized process to meet site-specific energy goals. This approach combines the most effective features of an energy audit and retro-commissioning, while avoiding the limitations of each. Webinar participants will also learn about a multi-disciplinary process to streamline site visit planning and on-site discovery, recommend corrective measures, establish a master list of findings, and complete the project handoff.

Register to attend the webinar.

Past Webinar

April 24: Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The webinar sponsors presented a live webinar from the Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country series titled “Natural Resources and Agriculture” on Thursday, April 24. Current climate change impacts are felt first in our natural world, and the challenges to protecting those natural resources are shared across all of Indian Country. Hearing from federal agencies that support tribal natural resource development and protection about their assessments of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and help them promote more resilient natural systems.

View the past webinar.
 

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