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January 2020


Future of Power Event Series: Making Sense of FERC’s MOPR Order

January 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Several wholesale capacity markets have experienced low clearing prices in recent years, due in part to state-subsidized resources (renewables and, sometimes, nuclear) outcompeting unsubsidized generators (natural gas and coal) with low bids. Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a long-awaited—and controversial—final order that directs regional grid operator PJM to expand its minimum price offer rule (MOPR) to state-subsidized resources in the capacity market. In particular, the FERC’s order requires PJM to set a minimum bid price for all new and existing resources—with some exceptions—that receive out-of-market state subsidies.

By requiring state-subsidized resources to comply with MOPR, market …

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Meeting the Dual Challenge: A Roadmap to At-Scale Deployment of Carbon Capture, Use and Storage

January 22 @ 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) is recognized by most energy outlooks as an essential component in the portfolio of solutions needed to mitigate climate change. The United States is uniquely positioned as the world leader in CCUS and has substantial capability to drive widespread deployment. The U.S. currently deploys approximately 80% of the world’s CCUS capacity. However, the United States’ 25 million tonnes per annum of CCUS capacity represents less than 1% of U.S. CO2 emissions from stationary sources.

Building on existing research and expertise, Meeting the Dual Challenge addresses the entire CCUS supply chain and recognizes that at-scale …

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Deep Decarbonization Pathways

January 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To stabilize the climate and prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by or soon after 2050. This will require a range of strategies and mechanisms including technological innovation, public policy, and private investment. We are pleased to launch the Climate Solutions Series, a year-long initiative which will bring together a wide range of audiences over six sessions to examine global pathways to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in different sectors of the economy.

The first session will look at various pathways to net-zero emissions, ranging from a significant reduction in …

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Potential Energy DC & Leaders in Energy’s Green Financing for Growth Program

January 23 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

More than ever, innovative financing solutions are needed for green energy and sustainability projects. On January 23, Leaders in Energy/Potential Energy DC will co-host their annual green financing program. This two-part program will feature industry professionals discussing the ins-and-outs of project debt financing, green banks, as well as specific case studies highlighting best practices.

Keep an eye on Twitter @PE_DC and @LeadersinEnergy as we announce panelists and sponsors.…

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The 2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy and the Environment

January 24 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

From Australia to the Arctic, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. Get a head start on this year’s top stories at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 8th annual “Journalists’ Guide to Energy and Environment.”

Organized by North America’s largest membership organization of reporters covering the environment and energy, this popular event draws hundreds of journalists, policymakers, Congressional staff, advocates, scientists and more for the launch of SEJ’s “Journalists’ Guide to Energy and Environment 2020,” an annual look at the top issues to come …

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EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2020 Release

January 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On January 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release its 2020 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) at a public event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. EIA releases its Annual Energy Outlook each year to provide updated projections of U.S. energy markets.

The event will feature a presentation by EIA Administrator Dr. Linda Capuano followed by a panel discussion on the challenges and market trends facing the electricity sector.

The Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050, and it includes cases with different assumptions about macroeconomic growth, world oil prices, and technological progress. The …

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January 29 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In 2014, the State of Wyoming formed a private/public partnership with utilities to construct and operate a one-of-a-kind carbon research facility at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Power Station, the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC). Five years later, researchers are working on novel technologies to improve and commercialize carbon capture and utilization methods. Wyoming’s multi-faceted, technology driven approach is advancing not only efforts in the U.S., but how carbon can be effectively managed across the globe.…

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February 2020

Intersolar North America

February 4 - February 6
Solar + Energy Storage

As the first major solar + storage event of the year in North America, Intersolar North America highlights the latest energy technologies, services, companies, and organizations striving to create positive impact on climate change and support our planet’s transition into a more sustainable energy future.


Attendees get in-depth technical training, hands-on product workshops, trends, and education from top experts. Experience the solar industry’s best practices for the design, installation, and maintenance of code-compliant PV and storage systems. Tour the expo floor to review the best-in-class companies and the top solutions, services, and products for the …

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The Global Status of CCS: The Next Wave of Carbon Capture

February 4 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.…

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April 2020


Energy Policy Issues and the Challenge of Climate Change

April 6 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Professor Weisgall will discuss energy transitions, the state of the energy industry today, and solutions needed in the energy sector to meet the challenge of climate change.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Weisgall is Vice President for Government Relations for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. He joined CalEnergy (Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s predecessor company) in 1993 as Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Weisgall also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies and vice chairman of the Geothermal Resources Council’s Policy Committee. He is an Adjunct …

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