CESA Webinars & Events

Below is the list of our upcoming and most recent webinars. All of our webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. Click on the titles of the upcoming webinars below to read more and register.

Upcoming

Applying New Data from NREL’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

January 27, 2021

This webinar will explore the newly updated State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform and applications for clean energy planning.

Designing Hybrid Combined Heat and Power Systems: An Introduction to New Features in NREL’s REopt Lite Tool

March 2, 2021

This webinar will focus on REopt Lite’s new CHP capabilities.

Recent

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 Energy Regulatory Framework: Challenges & Solutions

July 15, 2010

This webinar, the third in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), reviews the regulatory framework surrounding marine energy projects.

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.

Financing Renewable Energy Projects with Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds

May 28, 2010

In this webinar, John M. May (Stern Brothers & Co.) will discuss specific case studies for the use of bond debt in the biofuels, biomass, wind, solar, cogen/CHP and geothermal and hydro segments.

METAP Webinar: Marine Technology Overview

May 13, 2010

This webinar launched a new DOE/NREL/States Marine Energy Technology Advancement Partnership and introduced participants to the projects purpose and activities. The webinar also provided an overview of marine energy technologies and discussed the U.S. DOE marine energy program and roadmap.

The Role of State Clean Energy Funds as Equity Investors in Clean Tech

April 23, 2010

This presentation is one in a series on financing tools and examining the role of state clean energy funds as equity investors in emerging clean energy companies.

States Advancing Wind Webinar: State Policies and Programs to Advance Distributed Wind Projects

April 8, 2010

This webinar explores how states can support behind-the-meter, distributed generation wind projects with smart financial and technical assistance. It is the first in a series of state wind policy briefings organized by Clean Energy States Alliance’s States Advancing Wind project.

Tax Credit Financing – Clean Renewable Energy Bonds & Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds: Opportunities and Challenges

March 26, 2010

This webinar, part of the CESA Finance Series, will review the two federal tax credit bonding instruments – CREBs and QECBs – that can be used to finance municipal clean energy projects.

CESA Winter Meeting 2010: Sacramento, CA

February 7, 2010

CESA’s annual Members Meeting took place in Sacramento, California. 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.