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April 22, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
Two Contributions to Market Trends Help Quantify Geothermal Energy Potential The Geothermal Technologies Office Director Doug Hollett, in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United Stated Department of Energy (DOE), will speak at the Geothermal Energy Association's International Geothermal Showcase in Washington, DC on April 22, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building.

April 22-23, 2014
Lemont, Illinois
Electric Vehicle Technologies Workshop Electric vehicles technologies could be game-changing, upending transportation as we know it and providing significant benefit to the economy, environment, and energy security. However, this transformation will require practical, innovative solutions to overcome technology, market, and infrastructure challenges. Argonne’s world leading transportation research and development program is at the forefront in delivering these solutions. The Workshop, which is sponsored by the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, will provide a timely introduction to the what, when, and how of transportation electrification.

Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory, jianhui.wang@anl.gov, 630-252-1474

April 22, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

Register online.

April 23, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Identifying Project Potential and Options Attendees will understand the components of identifying energy project potential and options. Presenters will discuss market considerations, initial site considerations, project savings or rate-of-return estimates, production potential, final site selection, tribal options, finance, partnerships, and participation processes. Attendees will also become familiar with data gathering and analysis procedures such as tribal facility electric cost data, regulations, and interconnection requirements; paths to market for project power; and renewable sales, risks; and utility rules. By following the steps outlined in the webinar, tribes can determine the range of potential project choices and options available to help them make the best decision that fits into their short- and long-term energy plans.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Help Desk.

April 24, 2014
Online
Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country Webinar: Natural Resources and Agriculture 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 with their assessment of climate change impacts will give tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and federal efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems. This is the third of four webinars focused on topics and issues related to President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and will provide tribal leaders with an opportunity to give feedback to the Task Force.

Register online.

April 24, 2014 U.S. Department of Energy TAP Webinar: Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) TAP Webinar: Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky (SEE KY) Thursday, April 24, 2014; 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 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 result, "The Action Plan for Energy Efficiency," incorporates a series of voluntary efficiency measures in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. To help evaluate progress toward energy efficiency goals, Kentucky utilities agreed to track and report the annual performance of utility-run efficiency programs. In this webinar, Lee Colten of the Kentucky Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation will highlight SEE KY's approach and offer insights for other states and local governments pursuing similar goals.

April 24, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic Understanding Energy Metrics Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this webinar will give attendees an opportunity to ask their questions about Portfolio Manager directly to EPA in an open forum. The focus topic for April will be energy metrics, including the ENERGY STAR score, Weather Normalized Energy, Energy Use – Adjusted to the Current Year, National Median Energy use, and Site and Source Energy use. Learn about what each of these metrics means and how/when you should use these metrics in your benchmarking and reporting. Presenters will also discuss the best metrics for properties that cannot earn an ENERGY STAR score and demonstrate different reports/screens in Portfolio Manager than can help you access energy metrics.

Register online.

April 28-30, 2014
Chandler, Arizona
11th Annual Construction in Indian Country National Conference The Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) organization hosts its annual conference to educate tribes and industry by providing various informative workshops about the realities and opportunities concerning construction in Indian Country. The conference also aims to building trust, relationships, and networking opportunities among tribes, industry, and various entities. The proceeds and sponsorships from the conference go directly toward sustaining the CIIC organization and annual conference as well as CIIC's educational student grant and endowment.

Email: ciic@asu.edu
Phone: CIIC 480-466-4549
Conference & Registration: 888-999-6422 

April 28, 2014 -
May 1, 2014
Clearwater Beach, Florida
36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals The Symposium provides a forum for experts from around the world to gather and discuss the latest research breakthroughs and results in the growing field of sustainable fuels and chemicals production.  
April 28-30, 2014
Seattle, Washington
USDA Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels/Co-Products Conference Hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in conjunction with Washington State University Extension, this conference will bring together researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based biorefineries for production of biofuels and co-products in the Pacific Northwest.

Register online. For more information, contact Vikram Yadama at 509-335-6261 or email: vyadama@wsu.edu

April 29-30, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop Presented by the Tribal Energy Program and the DOE Office of Indian Energy, this workshop is designed to help Alaska Native villages and corporations understand the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist in their remote communities. Part of an overall effort to further support and encourage accelerated clean energy resource development in Alaska Native villages, it will take place during the week of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference May 1-2. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is requested.

 If you have questions, please email tribal@go.doe.gov.

April 30, 2014
Pompano Beach, Florida
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training as part of their 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference, with Training Partner Structural Insulated Panel Association.

Register here: http://www.sips.org/events/builder-and-architect-training-registration

April 30, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: Register for the 2014 EPA ENERGY STAR National Building Competition Learn about the 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Team Challenge! Learn how you can earn recognition for energy and water savings, and how you can register to compete. Join thousands of buildings from across the nation in this annual competition that leads to millions of dollars and kBtus of savings! Registration is open April 16 through May 16.

Register online.

May 1-2, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
REAP Business of Clean Energy Conference The Renewable Energy Alaska Project's 2014 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference is right around the corner and plans are already under way to make this 6th annual event a huge success!

For the latest information, visit the event Web page.

May 1, 2014
Online
Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country Webinar—Communities: Human Health and Community Development The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program is one of many designed 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 is important to our national goals of strengthening our economy, creating good jobs now while providing a foundation for lasting prosperity, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaption. This is the last of four webinars focused on topics and issues related to President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and will provide tribal leaders with an opportunity to give feedback to the Task Force.

Register online.

May 1, 2014
Online
Northeast Recycling Council Webinar Part I: Organics Management in Action in Small and Tribal Communities The first in a two-part series sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), this webinar will focus on food scraps, yard waste, and disaster debris management. Presenters include Franklin County Solid Jan Ameen, Executive Director of Franklin County Solid Waste Management District on food scrap composting; Steve Christman, Executive Director of Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District on regional composting systems; and Steve Tillotson, Assistant Director for the North Dakota Department of Health's Division of Waste Management on managment of organics in disaster debris.

For more information on the webinars or on NERC’s organics management project, contact Athena Lee Bradley at athena@nerc.org or 802-254-3636. NERC’s Organics Management Project is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. 

May 4-8, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
NCAI Tribal Self-Governance Annual Consultation Conference Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians 2014 Tribal Self-Governance Annual Consultation May 4-8, 2014 Crystal City Gateway Marriott

For more information please visit: www.tribalselfgov.org.   

May 5-8, 2014
Long Beach, California
Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2014 co-located with NGV Global 2014 The ACT Expo 2014, now in its fourth year, is an alternative fuels and clean vehicles conference and expo. NGV Global 2014 is the 14th biennial conference and exhibition for this association which promotes the development of the global natural gas transportation market.

For more information, visit the  ACT website or the NGV Global website.

May 5-8, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition WINDPOWER is the annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). It’s the nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology and collaboration.  
May 5-8, 2014
Houston, Texas
Offshore Technology Conference The Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.  
May 6, 2014
Russellville, Arkansas
Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems This training explains how compressed air systems work and the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance. Identifying individual baselines and basic approaches to cut costs will be covered.

Contact: Dan Mickelson at Dan.Mickelson@arkansas.gov; 479-575-6886

May 7-9, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
DOE Better Buildings Summit The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a national summit to catalyze investment in energy efficiency across the public, private, commercial, industrial, and multifamily sectors. DOE will recognize energy efficiency leaders and highlight innovative market solutions and best practices at the event, which will bring together industry, government, and energy efficiency leaders and stakeholders.

Check out the DOE Better Buildings Summit event page regularly for updates, draft agenda, and more information.

May 7, 2014
Winnipeg - Manitoba,
Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems This training explains how compressed air systems work and the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance. Identifying individual baselines and basic approaches to cut costs will be covered.

Contact: Manitoba Hydro at vwalls@hydro.mb.ca; 204-360-7229

May 8, 2014
West Chester, Pennsylvania
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with Training Partner, Home Ventilating Institute.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doe-challenge-home-zero-net-energy-ready-training-hosted-by-air-king-ventilation-products-tickets-11026641983

May 8, 2014
Webinar
SEE Action - ACEEE Behavior-Based Efficiency Webinar Series During this webinar we will take a closer look at policy and planning considerations for incorporating behavior programs into efficiency portfolios.

Michael Li, michael.li@ee.doe.gov

May 11-13, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
2014 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Designed specifically for investors, financiers, utilities, and policymakers, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will explore the latest opportunities in financing and investing in energy efficiency. Over the past seven years, the conference has grown to become one of the premier venues for discussions of energy efficiency financing policies, and an important networking opportunity.

May 12-14, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
AESP Spring Conference A gathering of the brightest and most innovative minds in utility marketing and implementation will be in Baltimore to share their insights, experiences and knowledge. 300 attendees are expected to attend and take advantage of the conference sessions, training courses, networking and special events. 300 industry professionals are expected to attend this event, including: Utility professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for energy efficiency and demand response. Industry advisors including consultants, vendors, program evaluators and implementers are also expected to attend.

May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.  
May 15, 2014
Online
Northeast Recycling Council Webinar Part II: Organics Management in Action in Small and Tribal Communities The second in a two-part series sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), this webinar will focus on reducing food scraps at home. Presenters will highlight opportunities and share case studies while addressing program costs and funding; outreach and education; results and impacts; lessons learned; and equipment, containers, and collection.

For more information on the webinars or on NERC’s organics management project, contact Athena Lee Bradley at athena@nerc.org or 802-254-3636. NERC’s Organics Management Project is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. 

May 15, 2014
GoToWebinar
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. Zero energy ready homes include critical systems that ensure these levels of performance. Each webinar in this series features an expert who will go into detail on how to get these systems right.

Register here for the webinar: 

May 18-24, 2014
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Lakota Solar Enterprises Compressed Earth Block Training Compressed earth blocks are a sustainable construction material that uses high pressure to create blocks from soil, clay, and a tiny amount of cement. These blocks do not need to be cooked or heated like traditional bricks, and they require no mortar between joints. They also are great insulators, so they can keep heat in when it is cold out as well as keep the heat out when its hot outside. The cost for the Compressed Earth Block Trainings is $770 per student, and lodging and food are included. The lodging is on-site at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center in the brand new Sacred Earth Lodge and is dormitory-style and potentially co-ed.

For more information contact John Motley at john@treeswaterpeople.org or call 1-800-606-4897. Download a printable version of the registration form

May 19, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with Training Partner, Home Ventilating Institute.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doe-challenge-home-zero-net-energy-ready-training-hosted-by-renewaire-llc-tickets-11026724229

May 19-21, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana
2014 EDTA Conference The 2014 Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference and Annual Meeting will be hosted by the City of Indianapolis.

For more information, visit the website.

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
EE Global: 2014 Energy Efficiency Global Forum EE Global is an invitation-only (you can also apply for an invitation) opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of integrating effective policies and business practices into actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.

May 27, 2014
Providence, Rhode Island
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is conducting this training with Training Partners, Vantem Panels and Conservation Services Group.

Registration Coming Soon

May 27, 2014
GoToWebinar
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Low load HVAC Training The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. Zero energy ready homes include critical systems that ensure these levels of performance. Each webinar in this series features an expert who will go into detail on how to get these systems right.

Registration: Coming Soon!

May 28, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Renewable Energy Project Refinement Attendees will become familiar with the three components of project refinement: project financing strategies, off-taker agreements, and vendor selection. Project refinement obstacles, particularly financing, can deter the deployment of renewable energy projects on tribal lands. Attendees will learn about the financial resources and ownership options available—including venture capital and innovative financing—that can help tribes overcome longstanding barriers and attract higher levels of private investment. Finally, attendees will learn how project refinement can accelerate renewable energy development and, with it, tribal economic and community development.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

May 28-29, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
CEE Summer Program Meeting CEE members work together to define market approaches to increasing efficiency in specific end uses, building types, or behaviors. CEE members work together regularly through teleconferences, and twice a year they meet in person. These program meetings are for members only.

May 28-30, 2014
Nashville, Tennessee
HUD 2014 Healthy Homes Conference The nation's leading interdisciplinary event brings together health, housing and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives and homes of America's families and communities. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this national conference brings you leaders from the forefront of the healthy homes industry and offers the opportunity to learn from professionals, stakeholders, and leading experts that are guiding the nation toward healthier homes and communities with more than 130 sessions in six dynamic tracks.

For information and  to register, visit the event Web page

June 1-4, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana
Annual meeting of the Mid-American Regulatory Commissioners  The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will be holding its annual meeting of the Mid-American Regulatory Commissioners in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information contact: Carolene Mays (cmays@urc.in.gov) 

June 3-5, 2014
South, Florida
Native Learning Center's 6th Annual Summer Conference Save the Date for Native Learning Center’s 6th Annual Summer Conference. NLC partners with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to offer tuition-FREE courses and trainings to Native Americans and indigenous people with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities.

For more information, visit www.nativelearningcenter.com.

June 8-11, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
NCAI 2014 Mid Year Conference Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2014 Mid Year Conference.  
June 13-18, 2014
Denver, Colorado
APPA National Conference The APPA National Conference helps utility leaders connect with partners and peers while learning about the complex issues facing public power utilities. The program features leading political, economic, business and public policy thinkers addressing the critical issues shaping our industry’s future.

June 15-17, 2014
Stowe, Vermont
NECPUC Annual Meeting NARUC's New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners will be holding its annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont.

For more information contact: Sarah Hofmann (shofmannnecpuc@gmail.com) 

June 16-20, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
2014 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting Each year, the Annual Merit Review provides a forum for evaluation and discussion of the Vehicle Technologies Office's projects. Reviewers evaluate the projects' contributions to the program's mission and goals and take into account the breadth, depth, appropriateness, accomplishments, and potential of these activities. Based on these criteria, reviewers provide numeric scores and meaningful comments to create a comprehensive project report card. The recommendations from the reviewers are taken into consideration by DOE in generating future work plans.

Connie Bezanson
Education & Outreach Vehicle Technologies Office
202-586-1600
connie.bezanson@ee.doe.gov

June 16-20, 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting Hydrogen and fuel cell project funded by DOE are presented and reviewed for their merit.  
June 16-17, 2014
Anaheim, California
National Native American Economic Development Conference in Conjunction with Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference Native Nation Events will host the 8th Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference in conjunction with 7th Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

To speak with a representative about attending, exhibiting or sponsoring, please call 201-857-5333.

June 23-26, 2014
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Intertribal Timber Council National Indian Timber Symposium Save the Date for the 38th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium Hosted by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

For more information, contact the Intertribal Timber Coundil at  503-282-4296, or email itc1@teleport.com.

June 24-25, 2014
Denver, Colorado
Strategic Application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in Indian Country Hold the dates for a workshop on the strategic application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in Indian Country. Sponsored by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, this workshop is designed for tribal council members, attorneys, natural and cultural resource specialists as well as environmental protection professionals, federal agency personnel, and contractors working in Indian Country.

Mervyn L. Tano, President

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management

444 South Emerson Street

Denver, Colorado 80209-2216

Phone: 303-733-0481

June 25, 2014 DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Net Metering Attendees will become familiar with the services provided by utility net metering and their importance in making projects cost-effective. The speakers will provide information based on case histories of how facilities that generate their own electricity from renewable energy sources can feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. Many states have net-metering laws with which utilities must comply. In states without such legislation, utilities may offer net-metering programs voluntarily or as a result of regulatory decisions. The webinar will cover the general differences between states' legislation and implementation and how the net-metering benefits can vary widely for facilities in different areas of the country.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

July 13-16, 2014
Dallas, Texas
NARUC Summer Committee Meetings The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will be holding its summer committee meetings in Dallas, Texas.

For more information contact: Michelle Malloy (mamalloy@naruc.org) 

July 21-24, 2014
ChampionsGate, Florida
Energy 2014 Training Seminar and Services/Technology Showcase The Energy 2014 Training Seminar and Services/Technology Showcase uses the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) Core Competencies as a guide for the technical training presented. The training sessions will fit into the FBPTA-designated categories. Energy 2014 will be attended by federal, state, and local government, Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, hospitals, schools, and universities energy/facility managers. Energy 2014 Technical Energy Training Seminar will be hands on training on energy basics, alternative financing, case studies, lighting, water conservation, cogeneration and more.

For more information, call 301-865-9684 or email info@energy2014.org.  

July 29-30, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
DOE Biomass 2014 Conference: Growing the Future Bioeconomy Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Biofuels USA, this year's conference will take place at the Washington Convention Center. As in past years, Biomass 2014 will bring together top government officials and members of Congress—with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain—to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry. The event will focus on the innovative technologies, priority pathways, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy of the future.

Register online. For more information, email biomass2014info@bcs-hq.com 

July 29-30, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy On July 29–30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its seventh annual conference—Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. Biomass 2014 will bring together top government officials and members of Congress—with industry leaders and experts from across the bioenergy supply chain—to continue ongoing dialogue about the critical challenges and key opportunities for the industry.  
July 30, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Project Implementation and O&M Attendees will become familiar with the last two steps of the five-step energy project development framework: Project Implementation (Step 4) and Operations and Maintenance (Step 5). Information on project management, reporting, monitoring, and commissioning will be provided. Other topics the presenters will cover include project agreements, vendor contracting process, preconstruction tasks, and equipment installation. The webinar will stress the importance of developing a long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) plan, establishing a maintenance schedule, replacing worn or disabled equipment, establishing and enhancing an effective and motivated O&M staff, evaluating warranty agreements and extensions, and budgeting for O&M.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

August 4-6, 2014
San Francisco, California
AESP Summer conference The Association of Energy Services Professionals summer conference will focus on the unique relationship between energy efficiency program evaluators and implementers. This conference will showcase innovations, case studies, best practices and more in utility program evaluation and implementation.

August 17-22, 2014
Pacific Grove, California
ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings The 2014 ACEEE Summer Study is the 18th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this preeminent meeting to discuss the technological basis for, and practical implementation of, actions to reduce energy use and the climate impacts associated with buildings. The 2014 Summer Study allows for the sharing of ideas and for the engagement in dialogue with leading thinkers, visionaries, and luminaries in the field, while providing the experience of the magnificent natural setting of Asilomar.

August 26-28, 2014
Boone, Iowa
2014 Farm Progress Show  

rssmith@farmprogress.com

August 27, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Introduction to Facility- and Community-Scale Project Financing Although smaller in scale than commercial projects, these projects often cannot hurdle the financing barrier. Attendees will become knowledgeable about the types of financing that exist for smaller projects that serve an individual facility or community and their advantages and disadvantages to tribal communities. They will also learn about the importance of including cost-effective energy efficiency improvements in the project design and how to calculate the life-cycle cost of various options under consideration.

Register online.

September 2-5, 2014
Denver, Colorado
TCS 2014 Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products This four-day biofuels conference will focus exclusively on thermochemical processing of biomass into fuels and chemicals. Program topics include advances in pyrolysis and solvent liquefaction, advances in gasification, and catalytic upgrading of bio-oil and syngas to fuels and chemicals. There will be a poster competition, interactive breakout sessions, and tours of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  
September 8-11, 2014
Savannah, Georgia
NASEO Annual Meeting The National Association of State Energy Officials will be holding its annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

For more information contact Shemika Spencer at 703.299.8800 x15

September 9-11, 2014
Berlin,
Gemany
International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference Policies and programmes for increased energy efficiency, energy savings and reduction of GHG emissions are ranked as top priorities by EU, IEA and UN to help the world face the critical issues of climate change and resource conservation. The increasing focus on energy policy and programmes has resulted in more challenging objectives and growing investment. There is therefore a need to improve the assessment of potential and actual impacts and to really understand what works and what does not. That’s why high-quality evaluation practices are essential: to overcome the barrier due to the lack of confidence in the results, and to foster experience sharing.

September 10-13, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Native Learning Center Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference The Native Learning Center (NLC), a Seminole Tribe of Florida program dedicated to the development of cultural and quality of life skills for all Native and Indigenous people, announces the expansion of our trainings outside the state of Florida! The Indian Housing Training Conference has been moved to the DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown. The NLC will provide housing professionals with the tools to maintain good homes, build affordable homes, improve public safety, and provide essential building blocks to a healthy community in the heart of Indian Country. Over the course of this four-day conference, participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.

To register for the conference and see a preliminary agenda, visit the NLC website at http://nativelearningcenter.com/indianhousingtrainingconference

September 17-18, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
CEE Industry Partners Meeting The Consortium for Energy Efficiency will be holding its annual industry partners meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

September 23-25, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
Alaska Rural Energy Conference The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three-day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities. The 2013 conference in Anchorage attracted almost 500 people from more than 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 9th annual Alaska Rural Energy Conference.

Register online. To learn more and download the agenda, visit the event website.

September 24, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Successful Project Financing Mechanisms - ESPCs and UESCs The attendees will learn about two popular mechanisms developed for federal agencies to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs). The discussion includes how these two methods allow tribes to develop the projects with limited to no up-front capital costs, thus minimizing the need for including the project costs in budgets or requesting congressional appropriations for them. The speakers will also identify best implementation practices developed over nearly 15 years and hundreds of projects.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

October 7-8, 2014
Atlantic City, New Jersey
AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition 2014 Engage with leaders and newsmakers, forge strategic relationships, identify investment opportunities, and grow your wind energy business at the U.S. wind energy industry's annual event.

Phone: 202-282-2500

Fax: 202-383-2505

October 13-14, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
OPSI Annual Meeting NARUC's Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI) will be holding its annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information contact: Gregory V. Carmean (greg@opsi.us) 

October 15-17, 2014
Keshena, Wisconsin
SDI Shifting Seasons Summit Hosted by the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), this three-day summit will focus on different levels of climate change adaptation training for tribes. There will also be ample opportunities for networking among indigenous practitioners, tribal leaders and land managers, federal agencies, and climate change scientists. The information is specific to the Northeast region but is open to all who are interested in the issues of climate change and tribes. The event is being planned with assistance from the Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Michigan State University faculty and is funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs Climate Change program and the Northeast Climate Science Center. Additional assistance will be provided from the Penn State University-led Sustainable Climate Risk Management Strategies network. For tribes in the northeast who may not be able to travel to the summit, some funding is available to set up satellite locations for participation via live streaming broadcast.

Please contact pwaukau@menominee.edu for more information.

October 26-31, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
NCAI 71st Annual Convention Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

For the latest information, visit the event Web page.

October 29, 2014
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Putting It All Together Attendees will hear a recap of the information covered in the previous webinars and the tremendous opportunities that are waiting to be taken advantage of. Attendees will hear about the data from a 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory report, which cites that American Indian land comprises 2% of U.S. land but contains an estimated 5% of all renewable energy resources. Presenters include participants in the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program and the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group. Attendees will learn about the DOE Office of Indian Energy collaborations and tribal experiences that identified obstacles and opportunities in energy and related infrastructure development and capacity building in Indian Country. The question-and-answer session will emphasize the need to get feedback from the key stakeholders on the topics for the 2015 Tribal Webinar Series.

Register online. For more information, contact the Tribal Energy Program Help Desk.

November 16-19, 2014
San Francisco, California
NARUC Annual Meeting The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will be holding its 126th annual meeting in San Francisco, California.

For more information contact: (mamalloy@naruc.org) 

December 7-10, 2014
Washington, District of Columbia
Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference is the premier event focusing on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC 2014 will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which 700 participants will discuss innovative policy and program strategies, share important research findings, and engage in building dynamic new networks and collaborations.