The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

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.

This webinar explores the nexus between water and energy. 

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.

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:

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. Using the SURF Framework that Marilyn developed and professional narratives specific to the energy and environment sectors, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can incorporate sustainability into their job tasks and career trajectory, as well as the benefits of doing so.

About Marilyn:

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?

With Julia De la Cruz (Bulletin Intelligence), Catrina Rorke (R Street Institute) and Scott Clausen (American Council on Renewable Energy - ACORE)

Moderated by Max Gruenig (Ecologic Institute)

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