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State Climate and Energy Webcasts (by date)

EPA's State Climate and Energy Webcast series (formerly known as the State Technical Forum) helps state staff explore key issues surrounding state climate and clean energy efforts, and learn about the implications of federal policies on state policies and programs. Organized as a discussion among state energy, environmental, and public utility commission officials, the State Webcasts feature peer exchanges and expert presentations. To receive announcements about future webcasts, sign up for EPA's State Climate and Energy Webcast Update or contact Julia Miller (Miller.Julia@epamail.epa.gov)

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2014

March 18, 2014, 2:00-3:30 PM (EDT) – AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) Webcast

Many states are adopting, implementing and expanding cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs. While the number of states with EE/RE policies continues to grow, quantifying the emissions impacts of these policies and programs can be challenging. EPA is committed to helping state air quality planners calculate the emissions benefits of EE/RE policies and program so that these emission reductions can be incorporated in Clean Air Act plans to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and other clean air goals. The EPA State and Local Branch designed the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) to meet the needs of state air quality planners and other interested stakeholders. AVERT is a free tool designed to use public data, which is accessible and auditable.

This webcast provides information on tool functionality, walk through the benefits of the tool, and provide a demonstration of AVERT (including how to run scenarios).

In addition, staff will present information on projected impacts from key state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies not captured in the Energy Information Administration’s 2013 Annual Energy Outlook.

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2013

December 18, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - Using Effective Communication to Showcase Program Successes

In Part 3 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we focus on how communities can effectively showcase the benefits and successes of a clean energy initiative to ensure additional funding opportunities, continued engagement, and sustained behavior change. Speakers will also cover how to encourage replication of success.

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December 11, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - The Role of Communication in Ensuring Sustained Behavior Change

In Part 2 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we address how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Speakers will discuss the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; and how to assess behavior change.

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December 4, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication

In Part 1 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we explore how to gain support from partners and attract participation in climate and clean energy programs. The webcast will address the importance of developing a communications plan and using it as a framework throughout the course of the initiative and cover tactics that engage, empower, and transform community-level participation into actionable results. The importance of understanding intended audiences and tailoring strategies to their needs will be emphasized.

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May 1, 2013 – Attracting Funding for Adaptation

The third in a three-part webcast series about climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast focused on securing funding for adaptation work. Presentations provide examples of how communities of various sizes have attracted funding and discuss available funding resources. The expert panel also discusses how to maximize funding by mainstreaming adaptation planning and how to address adaptation and mitigation simultaneously.

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April 17, 2013 – Overcoming the Uncertainty Barrier to Adaptation

The second in a three-part webcast series about climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast addressed the challenge of planning for climate change in the face of uncertainty. Using presentations and an interactive panel, experts discussed how to look at historical information to understand future vulnerability and how to use downscaling tools that are appropriate for local governments of various sizes and capacities.

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March 21, 2013 – Achieving Buy-In for Adaptation Projects

The first in a three-part webcast series on climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast addressed the challenge of achieving community buy-in for adaptation projects. Through presentations on best practices, case studies, and an interactive panel, experts discussed how to integrate resilience considerations into mainstream decision making and how to simultaneously address mitigation and adaptation.

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January 28, 2013 – EPA's Climate Change Indicators Report

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2012

October 11, 2012 – Estimating the Health Impacts of Climate Change and Clean Energy Programs

March 1, 2012 – Using EPA’s GHG Reporting Rule Data for State and Local Governments

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January 30, 2012 – Deciding How to Quantify Emissions Reductions from Clean Energy

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2011

August 4, 2011 – The Jobs Impact of Clean Energy

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June 14, 2011 – Quantifying the Emission Impacts of Clean Energy Initiatives

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April 28, 2011 - The Electric System and the Benefits of Clean Energy

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March 31, 2011 - The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID): Potential Uses for State and Local Governments

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January 31, 2011 – Clean Energy and Transmission Planning in the Eastern Connection

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January 13, 2011 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part Three: Federal Resources and Support for Climate Change Adaptation

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2010

December 15, 2010 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part Two: Adaptation Planning and Implementation

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November 18, 2010 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part One: Climate Impacts and Risk Communication

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May 20, 2010 – State Public Utility Commission Overview for Energy and Environment Officials

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March 23, 2010 – SmartGrid’s Potential for Clean Energy

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February 25, 2010 – Federal Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR) for Greenhouse Gases

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January 19, 2010 – Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERSs)

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2009

November 19, 2009 – Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy

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June 17, 2009 – Federal Climate Legislation and Implications for State Energy Offices

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May 28, 2009 - State Programs for Building Local Government Climate & Energy Planning Capacity

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April 15, 2009 - State Clean Energy Approaches to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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March 19, 2009 - Lead-By-Example (LBE) Programs

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February 24, 2009 - Clean Energy Workforce Development: Growing Green Jobs to Achieve Climate and Energy Goals

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January 15, 2009 - Opportunities for Clean Energy in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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2008

December 17, 2008 – Planning and Management of the Electricity Grid: Why it is Important to State Clean Energy Programs

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November 13, 2008 – Monitoring and Verification: Best Practices in Evaluating Energy & Demand Savings

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October 21, 2008 – Renewable Energy Certificates

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June 19, 2008 – State Energy Forecasting

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May 22, 2008 – Gathering and Using State-Level Energy Data

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April 10, 2008 – Using Performance Contracting for Implementing Energy Efficiency

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March 13, 2008 – Conducting Energy Efficiency Potential Studies

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February 14, 2008 – National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE): A Vision for 2025

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January 22, 2008 – Motivating Energy Efficiency with Metering Technologies

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2007

December 13, 2007 – The Role of the Public Utility Commission in Promoting Clean Energy

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November 8, 2007 – State Programs for Emerging Climate Protection Technologies

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June 14, 2007 – Using Co-Benefits to Advance Clean Energy Programs

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May 10, 2007 – Urban Heat Islands (UHI), Clean Energy, and Air Quality

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April 12, 2007 – Energy Efficiency and Peak Electricity Demand: Energy, Environmental, and Economic Implications

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March 15, 2007 – Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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February 27, 2007 — Energy Efficiency as a Resource in the Independent System Operator (ISO) New England Forward Capacity Market

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January 18, 2007 - Innovative Approaches to Clean Energy: Supporting Localities to Advance State Goals

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2006

December 14, 2006 – Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Affordable Housing

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November 9, 2006 – Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and & Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Federal and State Incentives for Early Commercial Deployment

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June 19, 2006 – Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

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June 6, 2006 – Roundtable on State NOx Budget Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy Set-Aside Programs

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May 16, 2006 – Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards

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April 20, 2006 – Clean Energy Tax Incentives

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March 9, 2006 – Encouraging Combined Heat and Power (CHP) with Output-Based Emission Standards

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February 9, 2006 – Distributed Generation and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Interconnection

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January 17, 2006 – Lead By Example Programs

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2005

December 8, 2005 – High Performance Green Buildings: Public Sector Opportunities for Cost-Effective Energy and Environmental Benefits

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November 10, 2005 – State and Regional Clean Energy Planning

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June 9, 2005 – State Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards

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June 7, 2005 – State RPS Collaborative: Methods & Results for Cost Benefit Analysis of Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Policies

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May 19, 2005 – Decoupling and Other Mechanisms to Address Utility Disincentives for Implementing Energy Efficiency

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May 12, 2005 – State RPS Collaborative: Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) as a Means of Implementing Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

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April 21, 2005 – State RPS Collaborative: Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

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April 14, 2005 – Energy Efficiency Resource Standards

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March 17, 2005 – Distributed Generation (DG) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

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February 28, 2005 – Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)

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January 19, 2005 – Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) & Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

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2004

December 16, 2004 – Measurement & Verification and Implications for Quantifying Energy Efficiency Emissions Impacts

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November 18, 2004 – Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Budget Allowance Set-Aside for Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy

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