DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Net Metering for Tribes, and More

June 19, 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.

Upcoming Webinars

June 24: Live Webinar on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles" on Tuesday, June 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature representatives from the California Energy Commission discussing their recently announced Notice of Proposed Award for 28 hydrogen fueling stations, the evaluation criteria, and the variety of competitions. In addition, representatives from Argonne National Laboratory will discuss a new tool for estimating the economic impacts of hydrogen infrastructure for early market fuel cell electric vehicles. The tool, titled JOBS and economic impacts of Hydrogen (JOBS H2), estimates the jobs, earnings, and economic output created by deploying hydrogen fueling stations.

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June 25: Live Webinar on Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part 2

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part 2" on Wednesday, June 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, presenters from the Institute for Business and Home Safety will discuss the building systems that are most vulnerable and how better constructed roofs could reduce as much as 50% of the $20 billion of insured property losses that homeowners experience each year in the U.S.

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June 25: Live Webinar on Net Metering

Webinar Sponsors: Tribal Energy Program, Western Area Power Administration

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy and Tribal Energy Program along with the Western Area Power Administration will present the next live Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled "Net Metering" on Wednesday, June 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will focus on the services provided by utility net metering and their importance in making projects cost-effective. Presenters Lori Bird, senior analyst at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lenny Gold, principal at Utility Strategies Consulting Group, and Patrick McCulley, CEO at Black Rock Solar, will discuss how net metering is applied across the country, explore how utilities develop net metering policies and encourage participation, and present case studies on tribal metering agreements.

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June 26: Live Webinar on Energy 101 - Energy in the Post-Secondary Setting

Webinar Sponsor: Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Energy 101 – Energy in the Classroom" on Thursday, June 26, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will focus on the sharing of best practices and resources in teaching energy in the first two years of post-secondary education. The webinar is the first part of the Energy 101 dialogue series, which aims to identify best practices surrounding teaching energy in the post-secondary setting, amplify those best practices, and support the creation of a community of practice of energy education experts.

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June 27: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "A Side of Savings: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study" on Friday, June 27, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Better Buildings Case Competition winners Team Everpower of Carnegie Mellon University and Team Crown Joules of Harvard University will present their energy efficiency strategies for restaurant franchises.

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July 1: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Satisfying RPS with Solar, a Case Study

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Here Comes the Sun: Satisfying RPS with Solar, a Case Study" on Tuesday, July 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Better Buildings Case Competition winners Team Delta Eta of Columbia University will present their solution to developing a cost-effective solar incentive program strategy for utility companies charged with meeting renewable portfolio standards (RPS).

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July 3: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Taking Commercial PACE Financing to Scale, a Case Study

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Picking up PACE: Taking Commercial PACE Financing to Scale, a Case Study" on Thursday, July 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Better Buildings Case Competition winners Team Everpower from Carnegie Mellon University will present their solution to developing a program structure and a business plan that states can use to effectively implement PACE (property assessed clean energy) financing and scale up energy efficiency.

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July 10: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update" on Thursday, July 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, information will be shared on how Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs.

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July 24: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update" on Thursday, July 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the webinar, the Energy Department will share how Better Buildings Challenge public partners are achieving their energy goals. Find out how partners demonstrated progress in 2013 including percent improvement and cumulative savings across counties, cities and states.

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Past Webinars:

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 presented a live webinar titled "The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program" on May 21. 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, describes 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, provides an industry perspective on the Farm Bill.

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May 15: Live Webinar on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Challenge Home

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training" on May 15. This webinar trains attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory through the Energy Department's Building America Program. Attendees learn how this free software has helped to design and sell cost-effective high-efficiency homes and how the tool provides opportunities for builders to improve their home designs by finding the best efficiency measures for climate and costs.

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