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State Climate and Energy Webcasts (by date)

EPA's State Climate and Energy Webcast series (formerly known as the State Technical Forum) helps state staff explore key issues surrounding state climate and clean energy efforts, and learn about the implications of federal policies on state policies and programs. Organized as a discussion among state energy, environmental, and public utility commission officials, the State Webcasts feature peer exchanges and expert presentations. To receive announcements about future webcasts, sign up for EPA's State Climate and Energy Webcast Update or contact Julia Miller (Miller.Julia@epamail.epa.gov)

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Past Webcasts

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2014

March 18, 2014, 2:00-3:30 PM (EDT) – AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) Webcast

Many states are adopting, implementing and expanding cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs. While the number of states with EE/RE policies continues to grow, quantifying the emissions impacts of these policies and programs can be challenging. EPA is committed to helping state air quality planners calculate the emissions benefits of EE/RE policies and program so that these emission reductions can be incorporated in Clean Air Act plans to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and other clean air goals. The EPA State and Local Branch designed the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) to meet the needs of state air quality planners and other interested stakeholders. AVERT is a free tool designed to use public data, which is accessible and auditable.

This webcast provides information on tool functionality, walk through the benefits of the tool, and provide a demonstration of AVERT (including how to run scenarios).

In addition, staff will present information on projected impacts from key state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies not captured in the Energy Information Administration’s 2013 Annual Energy Outlook.

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2013

December 18, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - Using Effective Communication to Showcase Program Successes

In Part 3 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we focus on how communities can effectively showcase the benefits and successes of a clean energy initiative to ensure additional funding opportunities, continued engagement, and sustained behavior change. Speakers will also cover how to encourage replication of success.

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December 11, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - The Role of Communication in Ensuring Sustained Behavior Change

In Part 2 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we address how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Speakers will discuss the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; and how to assess behavior change.

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December 4, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM (EST) - Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication

In Part 1 of a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods, we explore how to gain support from partners and attract participation in climate and clean energy programs. The webcast will address the importance of developing a communications plan and using it as a framework throughout the course of the initiative and cover tactics that engage, empower, and transform community-level participation into actionable results. The importance of understanding intended audiences and tailoring strategies to their needs will be emphasized.

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May 1, 2013 – Attracting Funding for Adaptation

The third in a three-part webcast series about climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast focused on securing funding for adaptation work. Presentations provide examples of how communities of various sizes have attracted funding and discuss available funding resources. The expert panel also discusses how to maximize funding by mainstreaming adaptation planning and how to address adaptation and mitigation simultaneously.

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April 17, 2013 – Overcoming the Uncertainty Barrier to Adaptation

The second in a three-part webcast series about climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast addressed the challenge of planning for climate change in the face of uncertainty. Using presentations and an interactive panel, experts discussed how to look at historical information to understand future vulnerability and how to use downscaling tools that are appropriate for local governments of various sizes and capacities.

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March 21, 2013 – Achieving Buy-In for Adaptation Projects

The first in a three-part webcast series on climate change adaptation for state and local governments, this webcast addressed the challenge of achieving community buy-in for adaptation projects. Through presentations on best practices, case studies, and an interactive panel, experts discussed how to integrate resilience considerations into mainstream decision making and how to simultaneously address mitigation and adaptation.

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2012

October 11, 2012 – Estimating the Health Impacts of Climate Change and Clean Energy Programs

March 1, 2012 – Using EPA’s GHG Reporting Rule Data for State and Local Governments

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January 30, 2012 – Deciding How to Quantify Emissions Reductions from Clean Energy

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2011

August 4, 2011 – The Jobs Impact of Clean Energy

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June 14, 2011 – Quantifying the Emission Impacts of Clean Energy Initiatives

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April 28, 2011 - The Electric System and the Benefits of Clean Energy

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March 31, 2011 - The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID): Potential Uses for State and Local Governments

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January 31, 2011 – Clean Energy and Transmission Planning in the Eastern Connection

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January 13, 2011 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part Three: Federal Resources and Support for Climate Change Adaptation

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2010

December 15, 2010 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part Two: Adaptation Planning and Implementation

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November 18, 2010 – Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments – Part One: Climate Impacts and Risk Communication

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May 20, 2010 – State Public Utility Commission Overview for Energy and Environment Officials

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January 19, 2010 – Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERSs)

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2009

May 28, 2009 - State Programs for Building Local Government Climate & Energy Planning Capacity

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2008

December 17, 2008 – Planning and Management of the Electricity Grid: Why it is Important to State Clean Energy Programs

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October 21, 2008 – Renewable Energy Certificates

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June 19, 2008 – State Energy Forecasting

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May 22, 2008 – Gathering and Using State-Level Energy Data

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2007

December 5, 2007 - State Inventory Tool (SIT) Training Session

Topics include background information on the development of the SIT modules and a live demonstration of the CO2 from Fossil Fuel Combustion Module, Natural Gas and Oil Module, Synthesis Module, and Projection Tool.

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November 6, 2007 - Translating Inventory Results into Action

Topics include describing the various uses of GHG inventories, including benchmarking, tracking emissions and progress over time, setting emission reduction goals, policy options for meeting goals, evaluating policy options, and processes for setting goals and policies.

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October 11, 2007 - Creating an Inventory

Topics include understanding the purpose and scope of a GHG inventory, inventories vs. registries, setting a boundary, setting a baseline, quantification approaches, certification and reporting protocols, comparability, and level of effort.

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April 12, 2007 – Energy Efficiency and Peak Electricity Demand: Energy, Environmental, and Economic Implications

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