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DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, and More

April 16, 2014 - 5:42pm

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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

April 17: Live Webinar on Fuel Cells at NASCAR

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Fuel Cells at NASCAR” on Thursday, April 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presented by NASCAR and Acumentrics, this webinar will focus on the use of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) generators for powering broadcast cameras for NASCAR. Recently, Acumentrics Corporation completed a field test program with NASCAR to replace small portable gasoline generators with SOFC units that use commercial propane. These generators demonstrated considerable fuel savings and emission reductions compared with the standard solution, while providing reduced noise and vibration. With these attributes, the units have proven to be a viable power alternative for broadcasting needs for a host of different applications. During the webinar, presenters will compare this latest-generation power solution with conventional generators and explore lessons learned and potential paths forward.

Register for this webinar.

April 17: Live Webinar on an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Overview of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Healthcare Facilities” on Thursday, April 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The guide offers comprehensive information and analytical methods for calculating the cost-effectiveness of the highest priority measures that should be considered for retrofit projects in hospitals and small outpatient facilities. The AERG webinar series presents a broad range of proven practices that can help energy managers take specific actions throughout the various stages of the retrofit process, resulting in energy savings for many years to come. The guides are also available online for office buildings, K-12 schools, retail stores, and grocery stores.

Register to attend the webinar.

April 17: Live Webinar on the Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Wind Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations: Funding Opportunity Announcement” on Thursday, April 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information to potential applicants interested in a recently released funding opportunity announcement that supports the development of novel and non-incremental technology approaches with significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.

Register to attend the webinar.

April 23: Live Webinar on Identifying Project Potential and Options

Webinar Sponsors: EERE’s Tribal Energy Program, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, and the Western Area Power Administration

The Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, EERE's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled “Identifying Project Potential and Options,” on Wednesday, April 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, presenters will discuss the first two steps in the energy development process, which comprise determining the project’s location, evaluating the renewable energy resource under consideration, evaluating project viability, and identifying potential ownership and financing options.  The data-gathering and analysis procedures used to complete these steps will also be discussed.

Register to attend the webinar.

April 24: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

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 with their assessment of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems.

Register to attend the webinar.

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 Energy Efficiency and Conservation, will highlight SEE KY's approach and offer insights for other states and local governments pursuing similar goals.

Register to attend the webinar.

May 1: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

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 is important to 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.

Register to attend the webinar.

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.

Past Webinar

April 10: Live Webinar on Built Systems: Transportation, Water, Energy, and Other Infrastructure

Webinar sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The webinar sponsors presented a live webinar from the Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country series titled “Built Systems: Transportation, Water, Energy, and Other Infrastructure” on Thursday, April 10. The federal government, state governments, and many local governments are evaluating the impacts of climate changes on the built systems and infrastructure—roads, energy, electricity, telecommunications, and water—that are critical to functioning communities, government activities, and public health and safety. During this webinar, attendees heard from several federal agencies about their assessments of climate change impacts on the built environment, planning efforts under way to mitigate those impacts, and implementing resilient systems to protect key infrastructure. This webinar was the second in the four-part “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country” webinar series.

View the past webinar.

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