DOE Announces Energy Literacy Webinar
January 17, 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.
February 6, 2013: An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray: A Live Webcast on the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Initiative
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Department of Energy will present a live webcast, titled "An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray" on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education document provides a framework of seven essential principles every citizen should know to be energy literate. The framework is designed to empower energy educators to apply an interdisciplinary, systems-based approach to teaching the physical, natural, and social sciences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of energy. This webinar will detail the Energy Literacy Framework, its conception through multiple partners, current activities (including its translation into Spanish), and highlight other available energy education resources.
January 7, 2013: Live Webcast on GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Vehicle Technologies Program
The Energy Department presented a webcast titled "GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator" on Monday, January 7. The webcast described 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 vehicles' life-cycle petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions. The tool is based on the GREET model developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne's Andrew Burnham provided an overview of the tool and features available in the new version. He also gave a full walkthrough of the calculator.