Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA http://cesa.org/webinars/ U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report http://cesa.org/webinars/u-s-renewables-portfolio-standards-2017-annual-status-report/?date=2017-09-06 <p>Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has just released its annual report reviewing key trends in state renewables portfolio standards (RPS). The report, <em><a href="https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/us-renewables-portfolio-standards-0" target="_blank">U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report</a></em>, is available for download. Berkeley Lab’s announcement of the report notes: “This annual update, which is published in slide-deck form, builds on Berkeley Lab's ongoing efforts to track and analyze state RPS policies. Among other topics, it describes recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, past and projected impacts on renewables development, compliance trends, and costs. The 2017 edition of the report presents historical data through year-end 2016 and projections through 2030.”</p> <p>Galen Barbose, lead author for the report, will present the key findings in a webinar for the RPS Collaborative. </p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:07:14 -0400 http://cesa.org/webinars/u-s-renewables-portfolio-standards-2017-annual-status-report/?date=2017-09-06 Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing http://cesa.org/webinars/workshop-on-solar-for-public-and-affordable-housing/?date=2017-10-17 <p><strong>Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center<br>650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202</strong></p> <p>CESA is offering a special full-day workshop on deploying solar for public and affordable housing. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2017 Annual Conference on October 14th-17th in Denver, CO.</p> <p>All NCSHA Members, NCSHA Annual Conference attendees, and other staff of state housing agencies are invited to apply to attend this free workshop. Travel reimbursement is available to cover airfare and one night at the Hyatt Regency Denver for those selected to attend.</p> <p>The workshop will examine the challenges providers face in deploying solar for public and affordable housing and will highlight strategies and ideas for state housing agencies and other public agencies to overcome these challenges. Participants will engage with leading experts from across the country in discussions on the U.S. solar market, how solar can benefit affordable housing providers and tenants, solar project financing strategies, and how adding battery storage to solar projects can reduce lifecycle costs and provide resiliency benefits.</p> <p>Workshop presenters will include:</p> <ul><li>Tim Beal, Boulder Housing Partners</li> <li>Nate Hausman, Clean Energy States Alliance</li> <li>Bracken Hendricks, Urban Ingenuity</li> <li>Warren Leon, Clean Energy States Alliance</li> <li>Joyce McLaren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory</li> <li>Seth Mullendore, Clean Energy Group</li> <li>Robert Sanders, Clean Energy Group</li> </ul><p>A preliminary workshop agenda is available <strong><a href="http://cesa.org/assets/2017-Files/Sustainable-Solar-NCSHA-Workshop-Agenda.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></strong>.</p> <p>To apply, please complete this <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVVCJGeEbTZRFd5lelyjVA7s-Nbs8A85PlTscjkYxGGjU2yw/viewform" target="_blank">electronic application form</a></strong> by 5pm ET on Friday, September 1st. Applications submitted after September 1st will be reviewed, but only on a rolling basis until the workshop has been filled.</p> <p>This workshop is being conducted through CESA’s <a href="http://cesa.org/projects/sustainable-solar/">Sustainable Solar Education Project</a> and is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. Contact CESA Project Director Nate Hausman at (802)223-2554 x206 or <a href="mailto:nate@cleanegroup.org">nate@cleanegroup.org</a> if you have any questions.</p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:44:25 -0400 http://cesa.org/webinars/workshop-on-solar-for-public-and-affordable-housing/?date=2017-10-17 2017 National Summit on RPS http://cesa.org/webinars/2017-national-summit-on-rps/?date=2017-11-07 <p>The 2017 National Summit on RPS will take place on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Crystal City Hotel. Attending the Summit is the best way to learn about developments and trends related to state RPSs and to network with many of the people from across the country who are most engaged in implementing and analyzing state RPS programs. The Summit is hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, with generous financial support from the Energy Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.</p> <p>As in past years, the first day is open to all individuals interested in RPS issues; the second day is restricted to representatives of state governments and the federal government, so that they can share experiences, ideas, and common problems.</p> <p>A draft agenda will be posted soon.</p> <hr><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetgkb-UDV1MYWVo4NFXoTit5bNq8VGdruv-Re_AidD3tne2w/viewform" target="_blank">REGISTER HERE</a></strong></h3> <hr><h3>Hotel Reservations</h3> <p>CESA has a room block available for Summit attendees at the Westin Crystal City Hotel with a discounted rate of $182 per night, plus 13.25% tax. Unlike in previous years, if you need hotel reservations, we ask that book your hotel reservations directly with the hotel by using the <strong><a href="https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1708095578&amp;key=296ECA01" target="_blank">Westin's reservation form</a></strong>. <br><br><strong>CESA's discounted room block closes at 5pm ET on Tuesday, October 10</strong>. Rooms are limited and are first come, first serve. Changes or cancellations to your reservation must occur by 4 pm ET two days prior to arrival to avoid penalty. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.<br><br>If you have any questions about hotel reservations, please contact CESA Office Manager Meghan Monahan, email: <a href="mailto:Meghan@cleanegroup.org">Meghan@cleanegroup.org</a>.</p> <hr><h3>Registration Fee</h3> <p>Registration for the Summit is free for state and federal government representatives.</p> <p>There is a $125 registration fee for all non-government participants to attend the Summit on Day One, November 7th.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=VM32RNMN4A7PG" target="_blank">Click here to pay online using PayPal</a></strong>. (Note: click on the button to "Pay with Debit or Credit Card," if you don't have a PayPal account. The  PayPal form will say "Clean Energy Group" and the payment amount is linked to the RPS Summit. Please let Meghan know if you have any difficulty.)<br><br>If you would prefer to pay by check, send a check payable to "Clean Energy States Alliance" to:</p> <address style="padding-left: 30px;">RPS Summit<br>c/o Clean Energy States Alliance<br>50 State Street, Suite 1<br>Montpelier, VT  05602</address> <p><br><strong>Registration fees must be paid/received by Friday, October 27th</strong>. Registration fees sent in advance of the due date can be refunded if requested in writing to Meghan@cleanegroup.org by Friday, October 27th.</p> <hr><p> </p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:08:05 -0400 http://cesa.org/webinars/2017-national-summit-on-rps/?date=2017-11-07