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The Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE) is a platform to increase engagement of minority and tribal communities in the broader energy sector, with a focus on minority-owned businesses and workers. MIE initiatives focus on the three primary goal areas of STEM education and workforce development, energy economic development, and climate change. As part of the climate change goal, DOE is hosting eight Regional Climate Change Impact Webinars as part of the MIE initiative.
Experts will provide findings from the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) and outline federal energy policy objectives, proposals, and actions as they relate to climate change and resilience for underserved communities. An expert on energy and climate change job strategies will discuss job opportunities and regional options for renewables and energy efficiency. Authors of the National Climate Assessment will discuss their findings and the regional applicability to those communities who are disproportionally impacted by the effects of climate change. In collaboration with US Global Climate Change Research Program, we hope to engage a diverse audience through these regional webinars.
To register, locate your region in the table below. Click on the registration link and select the corresponding region and date from the drop down list.
|Date||Region||Speaker||Register (click on date)||Archived Webinar Recording|
|July 9, 2015||Northeast||Emily Cloyd & Fred Lipschultz||Northeast Webinar Recording|
|August 6, 2015||
Southeast & Caribbean
|Jayantha Obeysekara & Camille Coley||Southeast & Caribbean Webinar Recording|
|September 29, 2015||Alaska||Sarah Trainor|
|October 1, 2015||Midwest||Sara Pryor||Register for October 1|
|November 5, 2015||
Hawaii & Pacific Islands
|Jo-Ann Leong & Victoria Keener||Register for November 5||Hawaii & Pacific Islands Webinar Recording|
|December 3, 2015||Great Plains||Bull Bennett||Register for December 3|
|January 7, 2016||Southwest||Hilda Blanco||Register for January 7|
|February 4, 2016||Northwest||TBD||Register for February 4|
Visit the YouTube Channel to see past Webinar recordings.
If you have questions about the MIE Climate Change Impact Webinar Series or experience issues registering for the webinars, please email Melinda Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org.