Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

DOE Announces Webinars on the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program, Regional Impacts of Climate Change, and More

July 16, 2015

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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

July 16:  Live Webinar on Jumpstarting Energy Startups with the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program

Webinar Sponsor: SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation Contest 

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "How to Jumpstart Your Energy Startup with the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program" on Thursday, July 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  The SunShot Catalyst Prize Program is a series of four contests that aims to help teams with a raw idea build a real product that is ready for commercialization.  A recorded video pitch can be used to apply to the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation contest before August 14, 2015. All entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the program by registering for the webinar here.  

Register for the webinar.

August 6:  Live Webinar on Climate Change's Regional Impacts Series

Webinar Sponsor: Minorities in Energy Initiative 

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Minorities in Energy - Climate Change's Regional Impacts Series" on Thursday, August 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  The Minorities in Energy Initiative focuses on the three primary goal areas of STEM education and workforce development, energy economic development, and climate change. This webinar is one of a series of eight upcoming Regional Climate Change Impact Webinars and focuses on the Southeast and Caribbean.  Attendees will hear experts provide findings from the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), energy job strategies, and the National Climate Impact Assessment. As part of the QER discussion, we plan to share climate-based findings related to national security, resilience, the grid of the future, environment, grid siting, and shared transport. The webinar will also outline federal energy policy objectives, proposals, and actions, particularly as they relate to climate change and resilience for underserved communities. 

Register for the webinar.

Past Webinar

June 24:  Live Webinar on a Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study

Webinar Sponsor: Building America Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study; Resistance is Futile" on Wednesday, June 24.  This webinar focuses on the use of ductless heat pumps (DHP) as a hybrid "all-electric" heating system in new high-performance homes. The presentation details an overview of DHPs and includes energy and economic analysis based on monitored field results of an ENERGY STAR community called The Woods at Golden Given, built by Habitat for Humanity.  Presenters include Micahael Lubliner with Washington State University and Bruce Carter with Tacoma Power. 

View the past webinar.