Clean Energy Conference Roundup: October 2015

conferenceEach month, the Energy Exchange rounds up a list of top clean energy conferences around the country. Our list includes conferences at which experts from the EDF Clean Energy Program will be speaking, plus additional events that we think our readers may benefit from marking on their calendars.

 Top clean energy conferences featuring EDF experts in October:

October 5-7: SXSW Eco (Austin, TX)
Speaker: Kate Zerrenner, Manager

  • SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators, and designers to drive economic, environmental, and social change. Kate will be a panelist on the Energy-Water Nexus panel.

October 6-7: Demand Response World Forum (Costa Mesa, CA)
Speaker: James Fine, Senior Economist

  • The 2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum will bring together professionals from around the world to explore the latest auto-demand response (ADR) technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Technology innovators and business leaders will meet for three days to discuss the evolving role of ADR in enabling an integrated and flexible network that is responsive to a wide range of energy resources, marketplace entities, and customer energy demand and generation.

October 15-17: Americas Latino Eco Festival (Denver, CO)
Speaker: Jorge Madrid, California Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Manager

  • When the Clean Power Plan (CPP) takes full effect, low-income communities and Latinos in particular will be among the many Americans who will share in the benefits of a cleaner, healthier future that also affords us good jobs and energy savings. According to EPA, the CPP will reduce electric bills by about $7 per month by 2030. (It will also provide up to $54 billion dollars in public health and climate benefits.) Also, CPP prioritizes the deployment of energy efficiency improvements in low-income communities through the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). Leaders discuss strategies for ensuring the Clean Energy Incentive Plan is successful in advancing healthy communities and delivers tangible outcomes for low-income individuals.October 16-18: Texas Tribune Festival (Austin, TX)

October 16-18: Texas Tribune Festival (Austin, TX)
Speaker: Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy

  • The annual Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans. Each year, the festival brings together some of the biggest names in politics to explore the state’s and nation’s most pressing issues.

October 18-21: Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference (Sacramento, CA)
Speaker: Peter Sopher, Policy Analyst, Clean Energy

  • The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making so that this knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. BECC is currently in its ninth year and is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

October 22-23: California ISO Stakeholder Symposium (Sacramento, CA)
Speaker: Gavin Purchas, Director of California Clean Energy

  • The California ISO Stakeholder Symposium continues in 2015 as one of the largest gatherings of energy executives in the West. Last year the symposium attracted a sold-out crowd with over 600 attendees. Energy executives, policymakers, and the ISO Board of Governors gather for the annual event to talk about the major energy issues in the West that affect the planning and operation of the transmission grid and market – and all in an informal setting that promotes idea exchanges in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 Other top clean energy conferences across the U.S. in October:

October 7-9: Water Smart Innovations 2015 (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Once again, water professionals from around the globe will meet in Las Vegas to share their expertise and experiences in urban water efficiency. Now in its eighth year, WSI is presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the American Water Works Association, and other leading national and international organizations.

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October 7-11: Society of Environmental Journalists 25th Annual Conference (Norman, OK)

  • OU’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is opening its media labs so we can offer hands-on training. Google is sending a trainer to demonstrate its free maps, charts, and graphics tools. SEJ will teach entry-level classes on the use of smartphones for video, and Gaylord will lead an advanced video class. Friday night, we’ll screen documentaries, munch on popcorn and talk about visual storytelling. This is a land where battles over water and energy are writ large, where climate and severe weather dominate life. We won’t shy away from any of this. Global warming still in dispute? EPA scientists not accessible? We’ve invited Sen. James Inhofe and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to share the podium, and we’ll give you the microphone for questions. Oklahoma was built on Big Oil and agriculture, but the state lives or dies by the availability of water. The result is well-funded energy, water, and agricultural research at public and private centers in Oklahoma. Many have invited us into their labs. Got questions about fracking and earthquakes? Plant genetics? Water law? Learn the science and why some questions don’t yet have answers.

October 13-15: Energy Storage North America 2015 (San Diego, CA)

  • Energy Storage North America is North America’s largest energy storage conference and exhibition, recognized and recommended for its focus on projects, customers, and deal-making. More than 2,000 attendees from dozens of countries will come together to learn, strategize, network, and ultimately shape this fast-growing market.

October 13-16: E Source Forum 2015 (Denver, CO)

  • The Forum brings together more than 400 representatives from utilities and other energy service providers as well as government representatives and others involved in improving and redefining how energy is delivered, purchased, and used. In addition to offering insights on advancing the use and adoption of energy efficiency programs, we’ll provide practical information aimed at helping utilities improve and enhance their customer relationships.

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