EERE Network News gets facelift, new delivery date

One of your best resources for the latest developments in clean energy and wise energy use (besides the Energy Services Bulletin, of course) is about to make some changes. Starting Nov. 10, the EERE Network News will become the EERE Weekly Digest of Clean Energy News and arrive in your inbox each Thursday.
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There’s more: The new weekly newsletter will spotlight some of the fresher content offered by EERE, including videos and blogs. Browse the video gallery for short features on topics ranging from efficiency programs to technology to competition to financing. The EERE blog covers current Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects, interviews with energy experts and success stories about EERE’s technology offices and national laboratories.

If you don’t already subscribe to the EERE newsletter, You are leaving WAPA.gov. there is no time like the present to change that. Just a sample of what you missed in this week’s issue includes stories on the 40th anniversary of the DOE National Weatherization Program and Zillow’s partnership with the Sunshot Initiative.

You can also subscribe to newsletters that focus on specific technology programs. Key accounts managers may be interested in advanced manufacturing or building technology updates. The FEMP Digest offers valuable news for facilities managers, federal and otherwise. For resource planners, publications on wind, solar, geothermal, bioenergy and fuel cells highlight activities, projects, events and education and funding opportunities.

The changes in the electric utility industry are coming hard and fast and can sometimes seem overwhelming. The EERE newsletters make it a little easier for busy professionals to keep up with—and maybe even get ahead of—the next big issues.

Source: EERE Network News, 11/2/16

Fort Collins, CO, hosts international symposium on energy, water, climate solutions

Net Zero Cities
Fort Collins, Colo.
Oct. 23-24, 2013 

Join sustainability thought leaders from around the globe in Fort Collins, Colo., Oct. 23-24 to learn how cities are taking the lead in finding solutions to the interrelated challenges of climate change, water scarcity, air quality and human health.

Net Zero Cities Redirecting to a non-government site, an international conference, focuses on systems thinking and community-based approaches to attaining net zero energy, carbon and water. Private businesses, government, utilities, policy makers, research institutions and individuals will come together to learn from one another and to develop actionable steps to advance progress towards net zero practices in communities throughout the world.

The agenda includes presentations, panel discussions and working sessions. Panels will explore the topics of net zero energy, net zero water, transportation innovations and smart cities through the triple-bottom-line lens of technical and environmental solutions; people and policy; and economic development and business models. The working sessions provide hands-on, across-the-table opportunities to engage in active dialogue and share the strategies on which communities, businesses, utilities and higher education institutions are collaborating to reach their net zero goals.

Experts from international clean tech clusters will be speaking at the event, as will representatives from Western’s territory. The cities of Fort Collins Redirecting to a non-government site, Boulder and Loveland Redirecting to a non-government site, Colo., are sponsors of this collaborative event.    

Online registration is available now for general attendees at an early-bird price of $295. After Sept. 20, the event fee increases to $395.

Tackling energy consumption, finding alternatives to carbon-based fuels and managing finite water resources will require a sustained, long-term effort – but the time to start is now. Bring your experiences and lessons from applying strategies at the city scale to share with others, and gain insight and inspiration on the path to net zero.