2012

January 11, 2012 9:00am — 10:00am Eastern

UNEP SEF Alliance Webinar: Evaluating Clean Energy Public Finance Mechanisms

This webinar will cover the results of the recently released UNEP SEF Alliance/Climate Bonds Initiative /Irbaris report, "Evaluating Clean Energy Public Finance Mechanisms." The report evaluates government funding of programs supporting the low-carbon, clean energy economy; it also examines the effectiveness of different types of public finance mechanisms at different stages of the clean energy continuum and how they perform in different environments.

January 12, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

METAP Webinar: National Laboratory Activities to Support Marine Energy Technology Progress

On January 12, 2012, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar to explore the National Laboratories’ support activities for marine hydrokinetic technologies (MHK).

This webinar is designed as a briefing for MHK stakeholders by representatives from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory regarding their major activities and research to support marine energy commercialization and deployment.

January 25, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Energy Storage Webinar: Federal Regulatory Energy Storage Policy

In this webinar, we will review the federal regulatory landscape for energy storage, specifically FERC Order 755, FERC Order 890 (which directs ISOs/RTOs to develop tariffs, market rules, and control algorithms and to open markets for new technologies that provide ancillary services), and other aspects of FERC treatment of energy storage and how these affect ISOs, energy storage device owners, and energy storage technology manufacturers.

January 27, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA - RPS Webinar: Reverse Auctions, Renewable Energy, and RPS

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, describes the advantages and disadvantages of the reverse auction approach, and provides advice for state policymakers who may wish to consider using reverse auctions. This webinar gives special attention to California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism.

February 15, 2012 12:00pm — 1:30pm Eastern

ACORE/ABA Webinar: State Renewables Policies – Lessons Learned After a Decade of Success

State leadership for renewable energy faces unparalleled future changes. The federal government has not delivered a national clean energy standard, tax planning uncertainty continues, no internal carbon standard exists, and we lack a clear national energy policy. How can states build off their own success, while emphasizing a new vision for renewable policies this decade?

February 24, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA Members-Only Webinar: Project Finance in a Post-Stimulus World

This is a CESA Members-Only Event.

February 29, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Updates from Massachusetts and Arizona

The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is beginning a series of periodic webinars in which RPS administrators report on the current status of their RPS and describe recent developments. This month’s webinar will provide updates on the RPS programs and activities in Arizona and Massachusetts. The focus will be on program elements and developments that may be of interest to other states. The second half of the webinar will provide audience members with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Similar webinars on other states will be held every few months. In the intervening months, other types of webinars will be offered.

February 29, 2012 2:30pm — 4:30pm Eastern

ESTAP RFI Bidder's Call

On this webinar, bidders (state entities) and their partners will have access to staff from DOE OE, Sandia National Laboratories, and CESA in order to address either live questions about the RFI or questions that have been queued up at the ESTAP RFI Q&A wiki (http://estaprfi.wikispaces.com/). Questions submitted to the wiki, and answers, are public. Questions will only be accepted until March 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. Eastern. Responses to the RFI are due Thursday, March 8, 2012. If you have any trouble submitting questions to the wiki, please email estaprfi@cleanegroup.org.

March 29, 2012 3:00pm — 4:00pm Eastern Daylight

METAP Webinar: Resource Assessments of Wave Energy and Tidal Streams in the U.S.

During this webinar the authors of two reports—"Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource" and "Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States"— will present on the results of their research to calculate the maximum kinetic energy available from waves and tides off U.S. coasts that could be used for future energy production.

March 30, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time

Solar Thermal Trends, Performance-Based Incentives, and RPS

This webinar will feature three presentations looking at solar thermal from different vantage points. Les Nelson of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials will summarize market and costs trends for solar thermal technologies. James Critchfield will discuss US EPA’s initiative to work with stakeholders to create a US Heat Meter Standard, which will set requirements for the instrumentation and application of equipment used to measure the energy generation of thermal energy systems. Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will describe his state’s experiences with including solar thermal in its RPS, and will provide lessons learned.

April 17, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern Daylight

OWAP Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning

This webinar features a presentation by Crow White (of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara), one of the authors and principle investigators of a new report on the value of marine spatial planning for renewable energy, will provide a briefing on the report's findings. The report uses multiple ocean use tradeoff analysis to quantify the value of the use of the MSP framework for siting offshore wind in Massachusetts.

April 19, 2012 3:00pm — 4:00pm Eastern

SSTI Webinar: Clean, Green and Local: Why States Are Taking the Lead in Cleantech

Though many states have implemented programs to boost the use of clean energy technologies, only a handful have fully leveraged the potential of energy policy to support their state's innovation system. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's (ITIF) Matthew Stepp, Mark Muro of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and Lewis Milford of the Clean Energy Group will explore ways that the technology-based economic development (TBED) community can better leverage cleantech policy and programs to spur greater innovation, economic development and industry expansion. We will also take a look at the role that states and regions play in the clean energy economy and how some have used clean energy funds to support research, tech commercialization and the creation of new companies.

April 24, 2012 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: RPS and Cost Containment Options

This month’s webinar for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative will focus on the various ways in which states have sought to limit the cost of their RPS.

April 27, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: Clean Energy Trends 2012 - A Report from Clean Edge

CleanEdge has recentlly released is "Clean Energy Trends 2012" report. This publically available report is the 11th annual edition and includes current and projected growth forecasts for solar PV, wind, and biofuels as well as detailed analysis of solar PV pricing, clean -tech public market activity, venture capital investments, and five major trends to watch in 2012 and beyond. CESA will host a webinar for its members and clean energy colleagues to hear from one of the reports lead authors on the state of clean energy markets as part of our ongoing support of clean-energy technologies and markets.

May 22, 2012 3:00pm — 4:00pm Eastern

OWAP Webinar: DOI-BOEM Discussion on OSW Public Liaison Coordination

This webinar will feature a discussion with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior regarding their approach to providing effective public liaison and coordination on issues related to offshore wind energy.

May 30, 2012 3:00pm — 4:00pm Eastern

CESA/RPS Webinar: Renewable Solar Thermal

This webinar will focus on the technical status, cost effectiveness, market barriers, and greenhouse gas benefits associated with four technologies for residential and commercial building applications – solar water and space heating, high efficiency air- and ground-source heat pumps, clean and high efficiency wood pellet and chip boilers, and biodiesel blended with fuel oil.

June 22, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

Solar PV Manufacturing Costs

Clean Energy States Alliance invites its members to join us for a webinar on the comparative costs of solar PV manufacturing within the U.S. and overseas. The webinar will include presentations by Alan Goodrich of NREL and Justin Baca of SEIA, and will be held on Friday, June 22, from 1-2 p.m. eastern time.

July 11, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

OWAP Webinar: Wind Farm Siting and Maritime Traffic - Challenges and Opportunities

Clean Energy States Alliance is hosting a webinar for its Offshore Wind Accelerator Project (OWAP) on offshore wind siting issues.

July 12, 2012 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: State Electricity Storage Policies

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), through its Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) project, will present a webinar on state electricity storage on Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. EST. Featured speakers will include Commissioner Jeanne M. Fox, of the NJ Board of Public Utilities; David Nemtzow of the California Energy Storage Alliance; and Sheridan J. Pauker, Esq. of the Energy and Clean Technology Group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law practice that works extensively with energy storage companies.

July 26, 2012 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

New Developments in PACE Programs

This month’s CESA webinar will focus on new methods being developed by various states to employ the PACE model despite Fannie and Freddie’s mortgage concerns.

August 28, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: The Integration Challenge

This month’s webinar of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative will focus on the challenge of integrating large quantities of renewable energy generation into regional electricity systems.

September 27, 2012 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA Members' Webinar: Finance 101

This webinar reviews finance options for clean energy deployment. Rob Sanders and Lise Dondy present.

October 3, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Structuring RPSs to Recognize the Value of Installed Renewable Capacity

This webinar will focus on a proposal to give special credit within renewable portfolio standards to technologies and projects that contribute to reserve margins. Adil Caner Sener wrote about this topic in an article in The Electricity Journal (“Redefining Renewable Portfolio Standards: The Value of Installed Capacity,” Jan./Feb. 2011). He will present his ideas in the webinar.

November 5, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

RPS Webinar: Updates from Ohio and Oregon

This webinar, hosted by CESA's State-Federal RPS Collaborative, features presentations by Stuart Siegfried, Environmental Specialist, Ohio Public Utilities Commission, and Rebecca O’Neil, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy.

November 7, 2012 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is pleased to host an upcoming webinar with Connecticut DEEP, in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. DOE Office of Electricity, on energy storage.

November 15, 2012 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

CESA SLICE Award Webinar: NYSERDA On-site Wind Development Program and NYSERDA Clean Energy Business Incubator Program

CESA will present this webinar to highlight the two award winning programs from NYSERDA.

November 19, 2012 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA SLICE Award Winner Webinar: NH PUC - Woody Biomass Heating

This webinar will highlight details of one of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award winning programs, the New Hampshire PUC's Residential Wood-Pellet Boiler Rebate Program, and will focus on woody biomass heating technologies, and environmental impacts.

November 27, 2012 2:00pm — 3:30pm Eastern

CESA SLICE Award Webinar: CA Energy Commission Synchrophasor R&D Program AND University of California, San Diego Microgrid

This webinar featured a presentation by the California Energy Commission on the UCSD Microgrid and Synchorphasor R&D Programs. These programs were recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards.

November 29, 2012 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA SLICE Award Webinar: MA Clean Energy Center and Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority - Solar Programs

This webinar will review two State Leadership in Clean Energy Award winning solar programs from Massachusetts and Connecticut.

December 3 - 4, 2012 9:00am — 5:00pm Eastern

2012 National Summit on RPS - December 3-4th in Washington, DC

2012 National Summit on RPS for the members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative.

December 19, 2012 1:30pm — 2:30pm Eastern

CESA Webinar: The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2012

Clean Energy States Alliance will be hosting a webinar on fuel cell technology with guest speakers Jennifer Gangi of Fuel Cells 2000, Gerard Conway of Plug Power, and Asim Hussain of Bloom Energy.

December 20, 2012 2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

ESTAP Webinar: Applications for Redox Flow Batteries

This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), features a presentation by Bret Adams, Director of Business Development at EnerVault, on the opportunity for redox flow batteries and examples of their applications.