The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

Transatlantic competition under the Paris Agreement – Insights on the concept of “carbon leakage”

On July 27, 2017 a webinar on the topic of “carbon leakage” took place. There are various definitions to the term carbon leakage. One common definition is that it is a reduction of green house gas emissions (GHGs) by shifting GHG-emitting activities to another country, driven by differences in carbon regulation.

Blog Post: 96 million barrels versus 97 million fans

Omaid Sharifi painting for the Tipping Points conference

BY MARIT SALL (This is an English summary of the article, written by ELEEP Alumna Marit Sall, and published by Cleantech ForEst.)

Adapting for change and approaching water scarcity: ELEEP’S California Study Tour

In March 2017, a group of ELEEP fellows traveled to California to learn about various climate change adaptation methods, as well as approaches for managing water scarcity. The group met a number of prominent leaders and experts, took part in planned and implemented initiatives, and discussed present and future concerns and possibilities.

The Water Energy Nexus

This webinar explores the nexus between water and energy. 

Safeguarding California: State climate adaptation policy and challenges ahead

Michael McCormick, Senior Planner at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and Joey Wall, Climate Policy Advisor at the California Natural Resources Agency, will present on the development of California’s climate adaptation policies, as well as critical issues concerning future climate impacts to the state.

Field Visit: Off-grid buildings

Sunday, March 19, we met with Scott Sklar in Clarendon to tour off-grid buildings. Scott is not only the owner of the Stella Group and one of the leaders on sustainable energy in the DC metro region (and beyond), but also the president of the Sustainable Energy Coalition which Ecologic Institute has just very recently joined.

Our host, Scott Sklar is true energy transition champion:

Lunch & Learn: Sustainability At Work

This talk explores the nexus between sustainability and careers. Marilyn elucidates concepts pertinent to professionals with energy and environment backgrounds and/or working in this field.

Energy Policy Luncheon: What Energy Future Ahead?

How will the incoming administration impact the transformation of the US energy system? What - if any - impacts do we expect to see on electricity generation and grid, on transportation fuels, and on heating? What future lies ahead for coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables?

“Energy Democracy” – An Interview with Craig Morris (IASS)

Energy democracy is when communities and private citizens take control over their own energy production and has been a major driving force behind the rapid uptake of renewable energy in Germany and Denmark. However, the manifold benefits of the energy democracy paradigm are often left out of policy discussions involving distributed renewable energy systems and climate mitigation.

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