DOE Announces Webinars on Calculating Petroleum Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Vehicles and More

January 03, 2013

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:

January 7: Live Webcast on Electric Vehicles

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator" on January 7, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will describe the newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) Fleet Footprint Calculator, a spreadsheet-based online tool that helps fleet managers calculate their medium- and heavy-duty vehicles' life-cycle petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions. It is based on the GREET model developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne's Andrew Burnham will provide an overview of the tool and features available in the new version. He will also be doing a full walkthrough of the model, so download the calculator beforehand to follow along. For more information, see the Clean Cities' webinar listings. Advanced registration is not required for this webcast.

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January 15, 2012: Webinar on Developing Photovoltaic Projects with Requests for Proposals and Power Purchase Agreements

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Integrated Deployment Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Community Renewable Energy Deployment Successes: Developing PV Projects with RFPs and PPAs" on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar will provide information on the experiences of the cities of Tucson, Arizona, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, as they developed photovoltaic projects using requests for proposals (RFPs) and power purchase agreements (PPA). Read more information.

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Past Webinars:

December 12: Live Webcast on Upgrading Processes to Produce Bio-Based Hydrocarbon Fuels

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Biomass Program

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for the Production of High Energy Density Fuels" on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The webcast highlighted the development of green hydrocarbon fuels as renewable alternatives to petrochemical feedstocks. Lignocellulose is a promising carbon-neutral source of energy that is derived from wood, agricultural waste, and woody grasses. Carbohydrates obtained from the hydrolysis of lignocellulose constitute the most abundant renewable organic carbon source on the planet. Because they are naturally-produced on a large scale, the resulting sugars have the greatest potential to supplement the supply of petrochemical-derived transportation fuel. Researchers discussed investigations aimed at obtaining high energy-density hydrocarbon fuels from non-food-based carbohydrate sources.

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December 11: Live Webcast on the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells Analysis Model

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "DOE Updates Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells" on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The webinar featured a tool for estimating the economic impacts of fuel cells in early market applications. The tool, titled "Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells," estimates the jobs created by deploying fuel cells in forklifts, backup power, and prime power applications. The webinar included an overview of the model, recent updates, instructions for data entry and interpretation of results, and a question and answer session with participants.

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