DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, and More
January 24, 2014
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.
January 28: Live Webinar on How to Utilize the National Geothermal Data System
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Geothermal Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "How to Utilize the National Geothermal Data System" on Tuesday, January 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) will serve as a platform for sharing consistent and reliable geothermal-relevant technical data with users of all types and supplying tools relevant for their work. Participants will engage in a live demo on how to use the NGDS and will learn how this content-rich data can support the discovery and development of commercial-scale geothermal energy production.
January 29: Live Webinar on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Market Updates for Tribal Communities
The Energy Department will present the next live webinar in our Tribal Renewable Energy Series titled "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Market Updates for Tribal Communities" on Wednesday, January 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During the webinar, technical experts from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will provide insight into the latest developments in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, how these technologies are competing in the marketplace and how they can benefit Tribal communities.
January 30: Live Webinar on Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing through Partnerships
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing through Partnerships" on Thursday, January 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Multifamily housing presents tremendous opportunities for improving energy efficiency nationwide, but has been a perennially difficult sector to tackle. While in many cases multifamily work has fallen outside of the jurisdiction of state energy offices (SEOs), this webinar will discuss how SEOs can play a key role by partnering with entities like housing authorities, utilities, and private investors to enhance and support energy efficiency policies and programs in this sector.
February 4: Live Webinar on Real Time Energy Management
Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Real-time Energy Management: Improving Energy Efficiency Every 15 Minutes" on Tuesday, February 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will feature three Better Buildings Challenge partners who are employing real-time energy management to achieve their energy reduction goals. Webinar presenters will include David Borchardt and Eugenia Gregorio of The Tower Companies, Stevie Freeman-Montes and Cindy Dolezel from the City of Beaverton, Oregon, and Daniel Engebretson of Best Buy.
February 13: Live Webinar to Solicit Input on Solar Forecasting Metrics
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Solar Forecasting Metrics" on Thursday, February 13, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this webinar, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and IBM will describe and solicit input on preliminary statistical and economic solar forecasting metrics and on proposed processes to determine baselines and target values for the metrics. The information gathered from this webinar will enable DOE, NOAA, NCAR, and IBM to develop a stakeholder-vetted set of metrics that is expected to serve as a reference document for the solar forecasting industry and users.
January 14: 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest" on Tuesday, January 14. This webinar presents the winning entries of the 2013 Hydrogen Student Design Contest from the University of Kyushu and University of Birmingham. For the 2013 competition, teams were challenged to develop hydrogen fueling infrastructure plans for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for the 2013-2025 timeframe. The first place winner, University of Kyushu's design, focused on developing fueling clusters in urban areas, which could then be expanded into suburban areas and along highways to facilitate cross-state travel. The University of Birmingham placed second with its proposed "hydrogen highway" system that connects Boston to Washington, D.C., before connecting most areas in the northeastern United States. The theme for the 2014 contest—designing a drop-in fueling station—is also discussed.