DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars
June 20, 2012
EERE offers webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt 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.
June 25: Live Webcast on Electric Vehicles
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Clean Cities' Electric Vehicle Summer 2012 Quarterly Discussion Webinar" on June 25, 2012, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will describe the latest results from Ecotality's EV Project, which the Energy Department supported through the Recovery Act. The EV Project is collecting data from more than 4,000 plug-in vehicles, providing 105,000 miles of data daily, as well as data from more than 5,000 electric vehicle chargers. City planners, transportation analysts, and others interested in electric vehicle deployment can find out what the Department has learned from this data and how it can apply to their own electric vehicle community readiness projects. For more information, see the Clean Cities' webinar listings.
July 17: Live Webcast on Community Renewable Energy Success Stories
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The session will highlight both the challenges and benefits of developing successful community landfill gas-to-energy projects at the Prairie View Recycling and Disposal Facility in Will County, Illinois, and the Perdido Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Project in Escambia County, Florida.
June 19: Live Webcast on Low Platinum Electrocatalysts for FCEVs
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) Low-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) on June 19, 2012. Electrocatalysts developed by BNL scientists use less costly platinum and increase the effectiveness of fuel cells for use in electric vehicles. Platinum is the most efficient electrocatalyst for fuel cells, but platinum catalysts are expensive, unstable, and have low durability. BNL's newly developed electrocatalysts have high activity, stability, and durability, while containing only about one-tenth the platinum of conventional catalysts used in fuel cells, reducing overall costs. In addition, BNL has developed an innovative method to synthesize the catalysts. N.E. Chemcat Corporation, Japan's leading catalyst and precious metal compound manufacturer, announced that it has licensed both the electrocatalyst technology and the manufacturing process.
June 7: Live Webcast on Streamlining ESPCs for Small Sites
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled Streamlining ESPCs for Small Sites on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The session targeted energy managers and other professionals interested in learning how federal facilities can realize energy and water savings in six months or less with a new project funding approach—the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program. Subject matter included eligibility criteria and the use of standardized forms, as well as self-assessments to reduce application time, costs, reviews, and approvals.