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10:00 AM
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Taking the Fight to Clean Energy: What the Military’s Investment in Energy Innovation for the Warfighter Means for the Rest of Us

March 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Department of Defense invests $1.6 billion a year in research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) on the energy needs of the U.S. warfighter, including solar drones, tactical microgrids, and electric ships. Because DOD’s investments are highly mission-driven, many analysts have questioned their relevance for progress on clean energy beyond the defense sector. But is that really the case? Please join ITIF for the release of a comprehensive new report on DOD’s energy innovation effort and an expert panel discussion on its relevance to the fight to reduce carbon emissions, including ways civilian agencies might better leverage DOD’s investments.

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Full Committee Hearing to Examine the Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate

March 5 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the electricity sector in a changing climate. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. Opening Remarks Sen. Lisa Murkowski Chairman Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Sen. Joe Manchin Ranking Member Senate Committee on Energy and... [more]

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11:30 AM
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A New Roadmap for Environmental Sustainability

March 5 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Almost two years after the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris agreement, climate change is front and center again in Washington as the Green New Deal proposal is presented in the new Congress. At the same time, the private sector, local government leaders and civic groups increasingly are playing more prominent roles in implementing sustainable environmental solutions to address climate change. Join POLITICO on Tuesday, March 5, for a high-level conversation to discuss the environmental policies and practices that are gaining momentum, particularly around how to lessen the climate impact in farming and energy production while keeping these... [more]

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2:00 PM
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Electrification Options for Consumers and the Environment

March 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) “Electrification” can create new opportunities to achieve key national economic and environmental goals. There are many opportunities across the residential and commercial sectors. Advances in electric technologies continue to improve our quality of life, while significant decreases in the electricity sector's greenhouse gas emissions are making electricity more appealing from an environmental perspective. Please join us to learn how environmental benefits, increased affordability, and economic progress are not mutually exclusive, and how a low-carbon economy of the future can be approached through electrification. Speakers Steve... [more]

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