DOE Announces New Webinars on State Energy Strategic Planning, Combined Heat and Power, and More
March 28, 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.
April 3: Live Webinar on State Energy Strategic Planning
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "State Energy Strategic Planning" on Wednesday, April 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) will discuss their recent analysis of 39 State Energy Strategic Plans and accompanying "Guide to State Energy Planning." This webinar will focus on describing the necessary steps to create an effective State Energy Plan, hearing from state agencies that have recently completed the process, and highlighting best practices from NASEO's research. Representatives from states that are embarking on the planning process in 2013 are encouraged to attend.
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 benefits of CHP systems in critical infrastructure applications, detailed case studies of how CHP systems powered facilities through Hurricane Sandy, and federal and state policies promoting the use of CHP technology in critical infrastructure.
April 10th: Live Webcast on "The Energy 101 Course Framework"
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department and its Energy 101 project collaborators will present a live webcast titled "The Energy 101 Course Framework" on Wednesday, April 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Energy 101 Course Framework is based on DOE's Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education. The framework proposes teaching principles of energy from an interdisciplinary perspective, challenging college students at two and four-year schools across the country to systematically explore the science and social science behind sound energy decision-making. This webinar is for educators, administrators, and other interested parties who would like to learn about the Energy 101 course framework and how their institutions can get involved in this effort, as well as how the framework has been used in the development of an ongoing pilot course at the University of Maryland.
March 18: Webinar on Alternative Fuel Laws and Incentives
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Clean Cities Program, Vehicle Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Incentives" on Monday, March 18. During the webinar, Alexis Schayowitz, who helps run the Clean Cities Technical Response Service, walked through how to use the Alternative Fuel Data Center's Laws and Incentives database. She described how to identify state and federal incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles and find recent changes to federal tax incentives. She also discussed trends in state-level incentives.
March 12: Webinar on Testing Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity with the Rotating Disc Electrode Technique
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Testing on Oxygen Reduction Activity with the Rotating Disc Electrode Technique" on Tuesday, March 12. This webinar highlights the use of the rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique to measure oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in fuel cell applications. The webinar addresses issues related to ORR activity, and introduces a tentative set of testing parameters to allow for RDE experiments to result in reproducible ORR activity and durability values.