DOE Announces Upcoming EERE Webinars on the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells Analysis Model, Calculating Energy and Emissions Impacts of Energy Efficiency Programs, and More
December 05, 2012
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.
December 6, 2012: Live Webcast on the National Training and Education Resource (NTER)
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "NTER: A Revolutionary New Online Training Platform" tomorrow, Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NTER offers a state-of-the art, open-source web-based interactive learning environment for developing customizable training programs and materials. It is designed to integrate advanced technology, simulation-based learning, and findings from learning science to meet the needs of the diverse 21st century workforce. As an open-source platform, it serves learners by allowing them to acquire new skills at a time, place and pace that is convenient to them. NTER facilitates training programs across a wide range of applications—from home energy audits, mathematics and engineering education to manufacturing industries. This webcast will provide an introduction to NTER, including how to use and expand NTER. Come learn and explore how NTER may be a resource for you.
December 11: Live Webcast on Calculating Energy and Emissions Impacts
Webinar Sponsors: The State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), the Energy Department, and the Environmental Protection Agency will present a live webcast titled "New Guide on Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation: Calculating Energy & Emissions Impacts" on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will preview SEE Action's forthcoming Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide, and will include discussions on evaluation basics and standardized definitions; calculating avoided emissions and energy savings; and key issues that are addressed in impact evaluation planning efforts, as well as a hierarchy of documents for addressing these issues. The session will benefit staff from public utility commissions, utilities, state energy, air, and environment offices, evaluation consultants, and others getting started in the field of evaluation measurement and verification or seeking to expand and improve their methods. Advanced registration is required.
December 11: Live Webcast on the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells Analysis Model
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "DOE Updates Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells" on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar will feature a tool for estimating the economic impacts of fuel cells in early market applications. The tool, titled "Jobs and Economic Impacts of Fuel Cells," estimates the jobs created by deploying fuel cells in forklifts, backup power, and prime power applications. The webinar will include an overview of the model, recent updates, instructions for data entry and interpretation of results, and a question and answer session with participants.
December 12: Live Webcast on Upgrading Processes to Produce Bio-Based Hydrocarbon Fuels
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Biomass Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for the Production of High Energy Density Fuels" on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will highlight the development of green hydrocarbon fuels as renewable alternatives to petrochemical feedstocks. Lignocellulose is a promising carbon-neutral source of energy that is derived from wood, agricultural waste, and woody grasses. Carbohydrates obtained from the hydrolysis of lignocellulose constitute the most abundant renewable organic carbon source on the planet. Because they are naturally-produced on a large scale, the resulting sugars have the greatest potential to supplement the supply of petrochemical-derived transportation fuel. Researchers will discuss investigations aimed at obtaining high energy-density hydrocarbon fuels from non-food-based carbohydrate sources. Space is limited.
November 20: Webinar on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Opportunities
The Department of Energy presented a webinar titled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Opportunities" on November 20, 2012. The webinar provided an overview of activities related to manufacturing research and development (R&D), including potential funding opportunities for hydrogen- and fuel cell-related manufacturing R&D. Office representatives provided an overview to stakeholders on existing activities as well as future plans, particularly related to manufacturing demonstration facilities and innovative manufacturing initiatives. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on priorities, needs, and gaps related to manufacturing processes and R&D for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.