DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More
April 23, 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.
April 24: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture" on Thursday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Current climate change impacts are felt first in our natural world, and the challenges to protecting those natural resources are shared across all of Indian Country. Hearing from federal agencies that support tribal natural resource development and protection about their assessments of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems.
April 24: Live Webinar on Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky" on Thursday, April 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In 2010, Kentucky launched a stakeholder engagement process called Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky (SEE KY), designed to achieve consensus on the most effective voluntary efficiency strategies for reducing energy use in Kentucky. The resulting Action Plan for Energy Efficiency incorporates a series of voluntary efficiency measures in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. During this webinar, Lee Colten of the Kentucky Division of Efficiency and Conservation, will highlight SEE KY's approach and offer insights for other states and local governments pursuing similar goals.
May 1: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community" on Thursday, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program works to support state, local, and tribal governments in planning activities to develop their communities in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Developing more sustainable communities supports our national goals of strengthening our economy and creating good jobs now, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Webinar attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaptation.
May 21: Live Webcast on the 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program
Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Initiative
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program" on Wednesday, May 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses and electric cooperatives to install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. During the webinar, Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will describe the funding allocated to REAP in 2014, eligible recipients and technologies, application deadlines, and how to submit a complete application. In addition, Charles Newcomb, director of technology for Endurance Wind Power, will provide an industry perspective on the Farm Bill.
Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.
April 16: Webinar on Recent Wind Energy Technology Advances
Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Recent Wind Technology Advances" on Wednesday, April 16. Owen Roberts, an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presented on the current state of turbine technology, new resource assessment methodology, and new state wind maps developed using these methods. Simon Mahan of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy discussed the impact that modern and future turbines may have on the Southeast and lessons learned from ongoing projects. In addition, Aaron Barr from MAKE Consulting discussed the future of low-wind-speed technology, current technology trends, and projections for the future.
April 15: Webinar on LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions
Webinar sponsor: EERE's Solid-State Lighting Program
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions" on Tuesday, April 15. The webinar examined the causes of color shift over the lifetime of an LED product and looked at existing metrics used to describe color shift and color stability in LED lighting. Presenters included Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting.
April 14: Webinar on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights
Webinar sponsor: DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights" on Monday, April 14. Unfamiliarity with LED streetlight technology naturally prompts important questions about maintenance and reliability, and how to take these issues into account when planning and preparing for a transition to this technology. During the webinar, presenters Glenn Cooper of the City of Boston, Stephen Crume of the City of Seattle, and Patrick Batte of the City of Las Vegas discussed their cities' respective LED street lighting programs and lessons learned along the way, including failure rates and failure modes experienced to date and the associated best practices their programs have developed in response.