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DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

July 31, 2014 - 9:52am


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.

Upcoming Webinars

August 5: Live Webinar on the FORGE Initiative

Webinar Sponsor: Geothermal Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement Informational Webinar” on Tuesday, August 5, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  The webinar will focus on the Energy Department’s $31 million funding solicitation to establish the initial phases of a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).  As part of the webinar, the Energy Department will provide potential FORGE funding opportunity announcement (FOA) applicants with an overview of the FOA’s objectives, info on the application process, and details of the evaluation and selection process.  The webinar will be hosted by Lauren Boyd, EGS Program Manager at the Energy Department, and members of the FORGE procurement team, who will answer questions from participants.

Register to attend the webinar.

August 5: Live Webcast on National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall

Webinar Sponsor: Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall” on Tuesday, August 5, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  This webinar will feature a conversation about nationwide efforts to address energy illiteracy through the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Framework. The webinar will consist of presentations highlighting national, new media, and local efforts using e-books, experiential curriculum, and best practices in energy education. Attendees will also learn about resources to help shape the teaching and learning of energy topics. The goal of this webinar is to share resources for energy education and provide attendees with opportunities to connect. Attendees may include teachers, administrators, science or STEM coordinators, and anyone else interested in energy education.

Register to attend the webinar.

August 7: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Education Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Better Buildings Challenge: Education Sector Update” on Thursday, August 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the webinar, Better Buildings Challenge education partners will describe how they are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Participants will also hear how partners demonstrated progress last year, including percent improvement and cumulative savings across school districts, colleges and universities.

Register to attend the webinar.

August 8: Live Webinar on Energy Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance

Webinar Sponsors: Tribal Energy ProgramOffice of Indian Energy, Western Area Power Administration

The Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present a live webinar titled  “Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance” on Friday, August 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar, part of the Tribal Renewable Energy Series, will focus on the last two steps of a five-step energy project development framework and cover key considerations for Tribes that are implementing, operating, and maintaining renewable energy projects. Speakers include Chris Gaul, Tom Harris, and Robi Robichaud from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and David Nahai, President of David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC. 

Register to attend the webinar.

August 12: Live Webcast on Propane Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure Costs

Webinar Sponsor: Vehicle Technologies Office's Clean Cities Program

The Energy Department’s Clean Cities program will present a live webcast titled “Costs Associated with Propane Vehicle Fueling Infrastructure” on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of how fleets can estimate the cost to install fueling infrastructure for vehicles that run on propane. Curtis Donaldson from CleanFUEL USA will discuss key components of a propane station, how a propane station works, and factors that affect the cost.  Ron Latko, retired Mesa Public Schools Director of Transportation and current independent consultant, will share his experience bringing 90 propane school buses and three propane fueling stations to the fleet. 

Attend webcast (no advance registration required; audio: 888-807-9760; participant passcode: 9189804)

Past Webinars

June 24: Live Webinar on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Webinar Sponsor:   Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles" on Tuesday, June 24. The webinar features representatives from the California Energy Commission discussing their recently announced Notice of Proposed Award for 28 hydrogen fueling stations, the evaluation criteria they used, and a variety of related competitions. In addition, representatives from Argonne National Laboratory discuss a new tool for estimating the economic impacts of hydrogen infrastructure for early market fuel cell electric vehicles. The tool, titled JOBS and economic impacts of Hydrogen (JOBS H2), estimates the jobs, earnings, and economic output created by deploying hydrogen fueling stations.

View the past webinar.

June 26: Live Webinar on Energy 101—Energy in the Post-Secondary Setting

Webinar Sponsor:  Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Energy 101—Energy in the Classroom" on Thursday, June 26. The webinar focuses on best practices and resources in teaching energy in the first two years of post-secondary education. The webinar is the first part of the Energy 101 Dialogue Series, which aims to identify best practices for teaching energy in the post-secondary setting, to amplify those best practices, and to support the creation of a community of practice of energy education experts.

View the past webinar.