Energy Events

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U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

June 10, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Alexander Carius of adelphi, Cleo Paskal of Chatham House, Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire, and Geoff Dabelko of ECSP discuss the unintended security consequences of climate mitigation and adaptation policies.
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Unconventional Gas and the North American Energy Market: Transformational or Wishful Thinking?

May 13, 2010 // 8:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute's 12th energy forum explored the potential impact of unconventional gas development on the North American energy market. The closed door discussion was hosted in collaboration with Global Public Affairs.

Deploying Clean Technologies: Canada-United States Private Sector and Government Investment in Cleantech

April 27, 2010 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Public Policy Forum convened an expert roundtable in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the Canada Institute, and the Center for American Progress to discuss private and public sector investment in clean technologies in Canada and the United States.
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Building a Smarter Grid: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Canada

March 18, 2010 // 9:00am1:45pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Global Energy Initiative hosted a forum that discussed U.S. and Canadian efforts to transition to a more modern and efficient electric grid. Two panels explored sub-federal and federal initiatives in both Canada and the United States.
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Climate Change and Energy in Defense Doctrine: The QDR and UK Defence Green Paper

March 11, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Security experts discuss ways to integrate climate change and energy in current and future planning, strategies, and operations.
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U.S.-China Partnership for Climate Action

March 11, 2010 // 11:00am1:00pm
China Environment Forum
Speakers introduce their joint work to help promote public-private energy efficiency initiatives and better measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in two of China's most industrialized provinces.
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Rivers of the Amazon: Can They Be Used on a Sustainable Basis as a Source of Renewable Hydropower?

February 03, 2010 // 8:15am10:00am
Brazil Institute
Luiz Gabriel Todt de Azevedo of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A discusses the effects of hydropower plant construction on the Southwestern Amazon ecosystem. Christine Pendzich comments on rainforest protection and climate change.
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Changing Climates in North American Politics

December 16, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Stacy VanDeveer and Henrik Selin highlight the major themes and findings of their new book, which examines and compares political action for climate change across North America at levels ranging from continental to municipal.
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Northeast Asia on the Path to Copenhagen

November 17, 2009 // 12:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The Asia Program and the China Environment Forum host a two-panel event on how nations in northeast Asia are preparing for the UN Conference on Climate Change to take place in December in Copenhagen.

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