Webinar & Events - Technology

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: DOE/CESA/TTC Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Brown Bag Series Kickoff

December 14, 2010

DOE, CESA, and TTC kickstarted the return of their joint hydrogen and fuel cells brown bag webinar series with this event, on which Sunita Satyapal, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies manager, provided an up-to-date overview of DOE’s Fuel Cel Technologies program activities.

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain SESSION #1

December 1, 2010

The speakers on this first webinar of the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series to explore how to build the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will walk us through their experience working for the UK’s Crowne Estate to enable supply chain development for Round 3 of the UK’s Offshore Wind Energy Strategy and Structure. The speakers have a decade of experience in working to build the UK’s offshore wind supply chain and market.

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, Part I

November 19, 2010

This is the first part of a two-part series of webinars for CESA members and members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative to explore the topic of the greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy and implications for state RPS and renewable policy, in light of the recent Manomet report, “Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study.”

CESA Fall Meeting 2010: Washington, DC

October 27, 2010

CESA’s Fall 2010 Members Meeting took place in Washington, DC. This members-only conference included presentations by clean energy experts and plenty of opportunity for CESA members to network and collaborate on shared challenges and experiences.

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Evaluating the Visual Impact of Wind Turbines: A Methodology for State Officials

October 14, 2010

In this webinar presentation, landscape architect Jean Vissering reviews her draft report for CESA, “A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects.” This report was created as part of CESA’s States Advancing Wind Project, funded by DOE’s Wind Powering America program.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Technology and State Policy

September 28, 2010

On this NCSL-CESA webinar, individuals working on hydrogen & fuel cell commercialization and deployment from four organizations will provide an overview of their work and resources they have created that are helpful to state clean energy officials.

METAP Webinar: Hydrokinetic Testing Needs and Existing US Capabilities

September 9, 2010

This webinar, the fifth in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), presents the results of NREL’s MHK testing needs and capabilities assessment. The managers of a few of the existing US test facilities present on their current and planned MHK testing infrastructure and activities in Hawaii, New England and the Northwest. Presenters also discuss opportunities for collaboration and information sharing across test facilities.

METAP Webinar: Ecological Effects of Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Projects

August 19, 2010

This webinar, the fourth in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), will review the ecological effects of Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) projects and the regulatory response. To date, MHK systems and their impacts have not been widely tested. As more MHK projects are going through state and federal licensing applications, understanding of potential environmental impacts to aquatic organisms and marine ecosystems is increasing. This webinar will focus on the MHK environmental permitting process in the US, the environmental challenges posed by MHK projects, risk evaluation and potential mitigation strategies.

METAP Webinar: Marine Technology Industry Status Briefing

June 16, 2010

This webinar, the second in a series for CESA’s Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), will provide an overview of the industry status of marine energy technologies. Speakers will discuss the following topics: What affects the cost and performance of marine renewables? How can future costs be reduced to become cost competitive? What are the obstacles to getting projects in the water? What is role of states in advancing the technology?

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Effective Public Financing Tools to Support Distributed Wind Development

June 1, 2010

This webinar explored the variety of useful and innovative financing tools that states can use to support greater deployment of distributed wind projects, as well as tools states can use to complement existing federal financing mechanisms such as the Investment Tax Credit and Treasury Cash Grant. This webinar is the second in a series of state wind policy briefings organized by Clean Energy States Alliance’s States Advancing Wind project. It is made possible by the Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America State Outreach Project.