DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars on the Renewable Energy Competency Model and Acquiring Low Emissions Vehicles for Federal Fleets
October 18, 2012
EERE offers webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt 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.
October 22, 2012: Live Webcast on the Renewable Energy Competency Model
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aide to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. In order to deploy new renewable energy technologies, U.S. workers will need to have the skills to produce, install, maintain, and service these technologies. This webcast will benefit renewable energy industry workforce professionals and employers, as well as community colleges and universities interested in learning how this model can help train skilled workers for renewable energy industry jobs, and how it can be expanded for specific industry use. The Renewable Energy Competency Model was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor with active input from the U.S. Department of Energy's technology experts, along with partners from the postsecondary education field and the renewable energy industry, to identify the crosscutting competencies needed for workers in the renewable energy sector.
October 24, 2012: Live Webinar on Acquiring Low Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Vehicles for Federal Fleets
The Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and General Services Administration (GSA) will present a webinar titled Acquiring Low Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Vehicles for Federal Fleets: Meeting EISA Section 141 Requirements on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Participants will learn about the requirements of EISA Section 141, the corresponding EPA Guidance and tools, and how to determine which vehicles qualify as low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles. They will understand how to properly report vehicle acquisitions in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST) and learn about low greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles available for Federal fleets to lease or purchase through GSA. The webinar is intended for Federal fleet managers at all levels.
October 16: Webcast on the California Fuel Cell Partnership's Roadmap to the Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled California Fuel Cell Partnership's Roadmap to the Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles on October 16, 2012. This webinar focused on a road map which identifies a need for 68 strategically-placed hydrogen stations in California by January 2016. Now available on the California Fuel Cell Partnership's website, the road map represents a collaborative and collective effort by stakeholders from industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and government to design a pragmatic road map for hydrogen station placement, enabling the deployment of tens of thousands of fuel cell electric vehicles in California. CaFCP is a collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies, that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
September 27: Webcast on the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign
The Energy Department, in partnership with BOMA International, the Green Parking Council, and IFMA, presented a webcast titled Overview of the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign. This webinar provided an overview of the LEEP Campaign and highlighted two case study examples of businesses that have implemented high efficiency lighting projects in parking facilities. Webinar attendees learned about the benefits of high efficiency lighting technologies in parking applications and strategies to overcoming barriers to implementation of these projects.