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.
November 27: Webinar on Available Resources for Tribal Energy Project Development
Webinar Sponsors: DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, EERE’s Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled "Resources Available for Tribal Energy Project Development" on Wednesday, November 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Attendees will learn about the “go-to” resources available through the Energy Department and other federal, state, and local offices that tribes can utilize to help bring an energy project online. The presentations will cover resources from EERE’s Tribal Energy Program, Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Programs, Tribal Energy Education Programs, and Tribal Leader and Best Practices Forums, among other resources. The attendees will also learn about the latest developments in DOE’s renewable energy education curriculum for tribes, which is delivered via an online training platform.
December 3: Live Webinar on Deep Energy Retrofits
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Better Buildings Alliance
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Deep Energy Retrofits” on Tuesday, December 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Attendees will learn about deep energy retrofits, including the ideal situations for implementing these retrofits and the types of savings building owners can expect. In contrast to conventional retrofits that focus on isolated upgrades, deep energy retrofits take a whole building approach, addressing multiple energy systems and how they work together. This can lead to more savings—some buildings could see their energy use cut in half. Better Buildings Alliance partners Walmart and Glenborough will share how they’ve benefitted from deep energy retrofits. The Rocky Mountain Institute, which implements deep energy retrofits in buildings across the country, will share their best practices.
December 4: Live Webinar on Combined Heat and Power
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Combined Heat and Power—Expanding CHP in Your State” on Wednesday, December 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will discuss Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, which refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and heat with distributed power-generation systems. Participants will learn about CHP technology and deployment, including benefits of CHP, the state of the U.S. market, and things to consider when implementing CHP; an example from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) of how implementation of CHP projects can be accelerated through programmatic implementation strategies; and best practices for CHP development from the National Governors Association policy academy.
December 5: Live Webinar on Clean Energy Program Financing
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Show Me the Money! Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs and Working with Financial Institutions” on Thursday, December 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will provide an introduction to launching clean energy programs for small local governments, economic development authorities, and non-profit organizations that wish to seek financing from private institutions. Different types of financing and lenders will be reviewed, including how they are likely to respond to the risks and opportunities associated with clean energy program funding. A step-by-step process for approaching lenders will be reviewed, and additional resources for taking these steps will be highlighted.
December 9: Live Webinar on Small Business Innovation Research Grants for First Time Applicants
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s SBIR Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “EE SBIR Webinar for First Time Applicants on FY14 Phase I Release 2 Topics” on Monday, December 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is intended to benefit first time applicants to EERE’s Topics in the FY14 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Funding Opportunity. The webinar will feature opening remarks from Mr. Jere Glover, one of the founders of the federal SBIR program, and will feature experts from EERE’s technology offices who will provide background information that can often be difficult for first time applicants to find. The EERE SBIR goal is to increase the number of applicants from women- and minority-owned small businesses.
December 13: Live Webinar on Engaging Students in Energy
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “Engaging Students in Energy” on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide information to educators, administrators, and others interested in learning more about the Department of Energy’s efforts in increasing opportunities for colleges, universities and their students in energy, including information on the Energy 101 project and framework, DOE's Minorities in Energy Initiative, and other EERE student engagement programs.
December 18: Live Webinar on the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study, Phase 2
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2” on Wednesday, December 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
During the webinar, Greg Brinkman, a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS), Phase 2. This study, which follows the first phase of WWSIS, focuses on potential emissions and wear-and-tear costs of cycling fossil-fueled generators in scenarios with wind and solar generation integration of up to 33%.
No registration is required. Join the webinar here.
RESCHEDULED for December 18: Live Webinar on Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning
Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Commercial Buildings Integration Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning” on Wednesday, December 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The metal building industry produces more than 50% of all new low-rise nonresidential construction in the United States. These buildings serve many different commercial, industrial, institutional, and educational purposes. The webinar will offer participants an introduction to pre-engineered metal building envelope commissioning, stakeholders and participants, current guidelines and standards related to commissioning, and envelope-specific commissioning tests. The information in this webinar will also be widely applicable to other low-rise commercial building uses.