DOE Announces New Webinars on Renewable Energy Parks and Combined Heat and Power Technologies
March 08, 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.
March 19: Live Community Renewable Energy Success Stories Webinar on Renewable Energy Parks
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Strategic Programs Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Renewable Energy Parks" on Tuesday, March 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will highlight how the city of Ellensburg, Washington, and the Town of Hempstead, New York, created renewable energy parks in their areas by integrating multiple renewable energy technologies.
April 3: Live Webinar on CHP and Resilient Energy Infrastructure
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Advanced Manufacturing Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "CHP: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure" on Wednesday, April 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will discuss how combined heat and power (CHP) systems can fulfill the need for resilient critical infrastructure while making energy more cost- and fuel-efficient for the user and more reliable and environmentally-friendly for society at large. Presenters will discuss the benefit of CHP systems in critical infrastructure applications, detailed case studies of how CHP systems powered facilities through Hurricane Sandy, and federal/state policies promoting the use of CHP technology in critical infrastructure.
February 19: Energy Department Webinar for 48C Phase II Tax Credit Applicants
The Department of Energy (DOE) hosted an informational webinar on the 48C Phase II Program for potential applicants on February 19 (rescheduled from February 12). This initial webinar provided information about how to prepare a concept paper. Answers will be posted on the IRS website and on DOE's eXCHANGE system under the 48C Phase II opportunity announcement. The webinar addressed topics related to the concept paper phase of the process only. Applicants who are subsequently invited to submit a full application will also be invited to a webinar addressing that stage of the process.
February 12: Advanced Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Advanced Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells" on Tuesday, February 12. The webinar detailed Argonne National Laboratory's development of advanced electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, including rational design and synthesis of materials for cathodes. Materials development, based on fundamental principles, is used to produce Pt-Skin structures with unique nanosegregated compositional profiles for electrodes that meet the demanding performance requirements of automotive applications.
February 6: An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray: A Webcast on DOE's Energy Literacy Initiative
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department presented a webcast, titled "An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray" on Wednesday, February 6. 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 detailed the Energy Literacy Framework, its conception through multiple partners, current activities (including its translation into Spanish), and other available energy education resources.