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Energy Innovation Happy Hour
Date: December 12, 2017
Location: Inbound BrewCo., Minneapolis, MN
The Twin Cities has a growing community focused on energy innovation, whether it is developing advanced energy technologies, launching cleantech start-ups, developing public policy, or fostering sustainable communities. The Twin Cities Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings people together to discuss ideas, network and get to know each other in a casual setting.
Powering the Plains and Beyond: Energy Policy in America’s Heartland
Date: December 11, 2017
Location: The Westin Downtown, Austin, TX
Join experts, state officials, and stakeholders from across the Plains and beyond for a one-day workshop exploring energy developments and trends in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) region. This workshop will feature multiple perspectives on ongoing challenges and will include panels on wind development and the proposed expansion of the SPP footprint into Colorado.
This two-day working conference will bring together solar industry practitioners from all over the country for education, networking and great times. Every year, installers, financiers, developers, distributors, manufacturers, job trainers, trade unions, utilities and government agencies participate in key topical sessions for our national audience.
GPI experts Brian Ross and Trevor Drake will present at the conference, and GPI is a proud sponsor of the event.
Minnesota Green Step Cities Workshop: Energy & Climate Data and Action Planning
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: League of Minnesota Cities
This workshop is part of the 2017-2018 GreenStep Cities Workshop Series. Keep an eye out for more information about upcoming sessions and topics! The workshops are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 9-11am at the League of Minnesota Cities. Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.
LoGoPEP Webinar: Tools for Local Government Energy Champions
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Using St. Louis Park as a case study to frame the conversation, we will demonstrate how the LoGoPEP tools can be used to create clear, achievable energy plans. In addition to providing an overview of the energy planning guide and workbook, sample existing conditions analysis, and solar energy calculator, this webinar will feature a demonstration of the wedge diagram tool. The wedge diagram tool allows users to explore a city’s potential energy futures through an interactive diagram that shows how reduction strategies impact forecasted city-wide greenhouse gas emissions from building energy consumption. This tool currently includes city-specific data for all cities participating in the Regional Indicators Initiative, and will be incorporating additional cities (that have achieved Step 2 or higher in the GreenStep Cities program) in 2018.
Our third annual Energy Innovation Celebration will feature conversations on “Solutions from the Ground Up.” The event will connect leaders from government, business, and organizations to foster collaboration in cities on clean energy and climate, and present opportunities for more sustainable, livable, and prosperous communities.
Montana Carbon Capture Forum
Date: October 5, 2017
Location: Billings, MT
The National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative (NEORI) has chosen Montana to hold its annual strategy meeting, and the industry, labor and environmental coalition will co-host the Montana Carbon Capture Forum in Billings on Thursday, October 5th from noon to 2 p.m. The Forum will feature remarks from Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) on the significant energy production, jobs, and emissions reduction potential that carbon capture offers for the state of Montana and the nation.