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

Building Community Resilience with Green Mountain Power

May 18, 2022

GMP has partnered with four Vermont towns to install custom energy storage projects that pair clean power generation with utility-scale batteries to provide community resilience in the face of increasing storm-related grid outages.

Quantifying the Health Benefits of Clean Energy Policies with EPA’s AVERT and COBRA Tools

May 19, 2022

The EPA’s AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) and the CO-Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) tool can be used by state, local, and tribal entities to evaluate and communicate the air quality, health, and economic benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs.

Exploring Peaker Power Plant Inequities with Clean Energy Group’s New Mapping Tool

June 23, 2022

This webinar will introduce CEG’s Peaker Plant Mapping Tool and provide an overview of how it can be used to explore the economic and racial disparities of peaker plants. Speakers from UPROSE, and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team will present.

Recent

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region

June 29, 2011

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) invite you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, June 29 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT on the recently released publication: Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region. Though the focus is on the Great Lakes Region, most of the recommendations are broadly applicable to other regions of the U.S., and we encourage anyone interested in sustainable wind energy development to attend.

CESA Webinar: Linking State Clean Energy and Economic Development Activities

June 27, 2011

Clean Energy States Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of state clean energy programs, will host a webinar to explore how states can use their clean energy programs to advance economic development in partnership with state and federal economic development agencies.

CESA Webinar: Fuel Cells and Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 9, 2011

This webinar explains why some states have included fuel cells in their RPS – both fuel cells that use renewably generated fuels and fuel cells that use natural gas. The webinar explores what a state needs to consider before deciding to include fuel cells, and discusses the reasons why more states are giving increased attention…

CESA-USOWC Webinar: Offshore Wind Ecological Studies – Findings from New Jersey Research Project

June 8, 2011

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative and Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar for the purpose of briefing participants on the comprehensive offshore wind ecological studies project, conducted by the New Jersey Department of the Environment.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Fuel Cells for Supermarkets

April 4, 2011

This hour-long call focused on the use of fuel cells by supermarkets. We heard about the experiences supermarkets have had using stationary fuel cells in four different states and explored the reasons why supermarkets appear to be an especially attractive venue for fuel cells.

States Advancing RPS Webinar: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State RPS Programs

March 29, 2011

This webinar highlights a new CESA report, entitled “The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs.” The report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state’s approach to the design of an RPS. The report also identifies and discusses options available to states for structuring RPS programs in a constitutionally compliant manner. In this webinar, the authors reviewed the key findings from the report.

CESA/PV Peer Network Webinar: Innovation by Public-Sector Solar Programs in the US – A Sampling of Approaches

May 26, 2011

This webinar will highlight some of the innovative policies and programs being employed across the country by states and utilities to support the rapid acceleration of solar deployment in the U.S. This webinar will provide an overview of a variety of solar incentives and financing approaches, such as feed-in tariffs, solar RECs, and community-based programs for bulk purchases. Mark Sinclair, CESA Executive Director, will be the host. There will be time alotted for Q&A for the participants.

Energy Storage Webinar: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) Opportunity

March 25, 2011

This webinar introduces the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). Through this project, CESA will establish and facilitate a multi-state/federal collaborative initiative to advance cooperation and cost-share contributions to demonstration projects by states, DOE, and private industry to accelerate energy storage project deployment in the U.S.

Webinar: NREL’S Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

February 25, 2011

CESA members and members of CESA’s PV Peer Network are invited to join this webinar, on which Jason Gifford of Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will provide an overview of the tool SEA created for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to allow state public utility commissions and the renewable energy community to assess renewable energy project costs, develop cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of tax incentives or other support structures.

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain, SESSION #3

February 15, 2011

The speakers on this third webinar in the joint U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series focusing on building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will provide an overview of three offshore wind supply chain initiatives within specific regions of the U.S.