Week of 5 – 11th October 2020

Reimagining food systems to meet the climate challenge. Collaborative climate action and experiences from local leaders. Sustainable low-emission housing and building solutions. Keeping our cities renewably warm. Harnessing positive emotions for wind power. Just transition: what it means in the developing countries. Using smart technologies to cut emissions. Find out about these and more online events of the week!

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5 – 8 October
“IRENA Innovation Week 2020” (by International Renewable Energy Agency)

Building on the Innovation Weeks in 2016 and 2018, IRENA invites you to the third event of the kind – this time a virtual gathering of leading policy makers, innovators, developers and investors from across the Agency’s diverse global membership, convened to explore how systemic innovative solutions can support the use of renewables in the energy-end-use sectors of transport & industry.

5 – 9 October 2020
“Sustainability Virtual Week” (by The Economist)

The event will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers to assess what businesses in particular—but also governments and NGOs—can do to rise to the challenge. How can solutions be scaled up to meet internationally agreed goals? Can the disruption of covid-19 accelerate progress? How can we scale solutions, alter behaviours and collaborate better? Across a virtual platform over 1,000 attendees will assess the efforts under way to meet the ambitious target of reducing global net human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

5 October, 9:00 – 10:30 AM CEST
“Current and Future Livestock Systems in Asia and Pacific” (by FAO)

The webinar will present and discuss different livestock systems and technologies for improved productivity, profitability and reduced environmental footprint. The webinar objectives are to: (1) understand the different livestock systems, including their economic, social and nutritional importance, and their challenges regarding emissions of greenhouse gases; (2) share the latest technical developments and country experiences in formulating future plans through dialogue between researchers, farmers, private companies, policy makers, civil society organizations; (3) identify areas where further research is necessary to enable farmers, especially in developing countries, to implement improved livestock systems according to the national circumstances.

5 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Exploring Africa’s Untapped Wind Potential” (by Global Wind Energy CouncilGWEC)

Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy. For the first time ever, wind and solar made up the majority of the world’s new power generation in 2019. A mix of wind and solar energy is not only good for the climate but will help diversify the continent’s energy mix and improve energy security. At present, the African continent is home to less than one percent of global installed wind capacity. This webinar will present the results of the study and initiate a discussion on ways that more of Africa’s wind potential might be realized.

5 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Supporting better decision-making around flood risk management” (by OasisHub)

The webinar will demonstrate FloodFutures, a flood map presenting a nationwide (UK) view of how predicted climate scenarios will modify flooding regimes. The tool offers the user a view of present-day flood hazard alongside three climate change scenarios which describe the range of possible outcomes up until the 2080s. Register here.

5 October, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Decarbonizing Power Markets – Climate Change Comes for California” (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT)

In this webinar, speakers will reflect on the recent large scale power outages in California, and the combined risks from of natural disasters such as forest fires, and growing supply intermittency associated increasing solar and wind generation. Register here.

5 October, 4:00 – 5:15 PM CEST
“Digital is the New Green – How ICT will help roll out the Renovation Wave” (by EuroACE)

The webinar will explore the potential that EU digital policies and innovative mapping tools have in supporting the EU Renovation Wave Initiative. Topics covered: (1) Energy efficiency indicator, tracking investments in energy efficiency and smart buildings technologies; (2) Digital mapping tools in support of the Renovation Wave; (3) How the EU Digital Policy can help the Renovation Wave.

5 October, 5:00 – 6:00 PM CEST
“Collaborative Climate Action: Experiences from local leaders” (by GIZ)

This webinar will feature concrete cases of collaborative climate action and local climate leadership from Tbilisi in Georgia and from Hermosillo in Mexico. The event is directed towards national and local decision-makers as well as urban policy professionals dealing with issues at the intersection of climate action and urban development. Participants will gain insights into the implementation of climate projects from a city perspective. Speakers will illustrate the links between the subnational and national climate frameworks and derive their key success factors and experiences gained. Join the meeting here.

6 – 9 October
“Green Finance and Investment Forum” (by OECD)

The Forum is an important event for the global sustainable finance and investment community. This year, the Forum will be convened as a series of high-level panels and parallel sessions around the theme “Financing a green recovery, and maintaining momentum for green finance and investment”, responding to the pressing need to align finance with global climate and development objectives. This Forum will bring together participants from all over the world, including investors, financial regulators, policy makers, and representatives from corporations and civil society, and offers a unique opportunity for the private and public sectors to exchange views and strengthen plans on building back better and greener. Discover the event’s agenda and register here.

6 – 9 October
“Climate neutral food and wood: Showcasing best climate practices in agriculture, forestry, food systems and the bioeconomy” (by European Commission)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action and Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises are organising a series of webinars to showcase successful LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of agriculture, food systems, forestry, and the bio-economy. These online events will feature project representatives, experts from the EU Institutions and agencies as well as other key stakeholders. They will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and future policy initiatives.

6 October, 1:30 – 2:30 AM CEST (5 October, 4:30 PM Pacific Time)
“Advancing California Towards a 100% Clean Energy Future Through Research” (by Stanford University)

While we continue to feel the impacts of climate change in the form of wildfires and extreme weather events, California remains resolute in its commitment to decarbonizing our energy system. Much of state’s electricity is already carbon-free—and the electric grid becomes cleaner every year. This progress does not simply happen, but rather it is the outcome of effective and thoughtful energy policy, strategic research investment, and steadfast public and private efforts…

6 October, 7:30 – 9:00 AM CEST (1:30 PM SGT)
“Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: South East Asia & Australia” (by Global Wind Energy Council, RE100 and The Climate Group)

During the webinar, speakers will highlight the opportunities and challenges for corporate procurement of renewable energy in the region of South East Asia and Australia. They will explain the legal and regulatory frameworks supporting the corporate market in the region, including potential barriers for market actors, discuss the on-the-ground reality from the corporate demand-side perspective, unpacking the pathway to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030.

6 October, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
“The enhanced use of Guarantees of Origin to support decarbonised gases” (by Florence School of Regulation)

The achievement of the European Union’s ambitious environmental targets requires a massive increase in the generation from renewable energy sources, both in the electricity and gas sectors. In particular, the gas sector will no longer play a role only as a back-up for renewable electricity generation, but also as a conveyor of “green” molecules. This online debate will aim to assess to what extend Guarantees of Origins could be used as the common basic instrument to support renewable gases.

6 October, 12:00 – 1:15 PM CEST
“Pocket Guide to NDCs – Nationally Determined Contributions: Experiences in updating and revision” (by UNEP DTU Partnership and European Capacity Building Initiative)

Many countries are currently in the process of revising their intended NDCs, which were initially submitted before the Paris Agreement was adopted. The revised NDCs were to be submitted, and implementation was to begin, this year. In the webinar, speakers will explore national experiences with the process of formulating and revising their NDCs, and the extent to which countries are realistically able to plan their short and medium-term responses to climate change through the NDC process. They will also present an overview of where countries stand with regard to the revision process, and with initiating implementation, particularly given the potential delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Register here.

6 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Unpacking inclusive mobility in African cities: moving from buzzwords to reality” (by ICLEI Africa)

What processes do local and sub-national governments need to follow, and what steps could be taken to make inclusivity a reality in their cities? This webinar frames a conversation around accessible, equitable, and safe mobility in African cities, and shares practices from a number of cities attempting to reframe their mobility paradigms.

6 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Mini-grids, Gender Equality, and Productive Use in Africa” (by Power for All and Energypedia)

The productive use of electricity in mini-grids holds great promise to both agriculture development and the financial viability of mini-grids projects. In Africa, the agriculture sector directly employs about 175 million people, smallholder agriculture is particularly important for women, as around 70 percent of smallholder farmers are female. However, agriculture transformation will only happen when mini-grids players engage women. Existing mini-grids projects will need to take into account that productive activities, locations, and access to key enablers is different for women and men. Join the webinar discussion on the opportunities for synergy between the goals of rural electrification with mini-grids, women empowerment, and agricultural transformation in Africa. Register here.

6 October, 3:00 – 4:15 PM CEST (9:00 AM EST)
“Where Are The Trees Growing? Advances in Monitoring Restoration” (by World Resources Institute – WRI)

Join a presentation showcasing the latest advances on tracking tree growth and progress toward forest and landscape restoration. Thanks to Global Forest Watch, monitoring deforestation with satellites has never been easier. But seeing where trees are growing – and measuring the water, soil, and yield benefits that they bring – is challenging. Now, after years of research, WRI and its partners in governments, companies, and communities have paired the latest advances in AI and remote sensing with local expertise and preferences to make tracking progress toward government and company committments easier and more accurate than ever.

6 October, 3:00 – 4:30 PM CEST
“Measuring Nature’s Contribution: How natural capital will transform the economic recovery” (by Green Growth Knowledge Partnership)

Never before has such an arsenal of tools existed for countries to begin to fully value nature’s contribution to green growth. This webinar will explore some of the latest methods for assessing natural capital in national policies aimed at achieving sustainable development in the post-COVID recovery. It will consist of an OECD keynote address on green growth, natural capital and biodiversity in the post-COVID recovery and an expert discussion on state-of-the-art approaches, including the launch of recent work by the GGKP Expert Group on Natural Capital.

6 October, 3:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“The Role of Innovation in Brazil’s Clean Energy Transition” (by International Energy Agency – IEA, Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy and Energy Research Company)

During the event, the ETP Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation will be presented and discussed live online in a conversation between the IEA and senior Brazilian decision-makers. Register here.

6 October, 4:00 – 5:15 PM CEST
“Framings and Design Politics of Just Transitions” (by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development – UNRISD)

This event kicks off its webinar series with a discussion of different framings and the design politics of just transitions that shape current debates on low-carbon development and recovery from COVID. The session will bring together research on the role of labour and working people in demanding a just transition with a discussion of specific policy responses and proposals based on examples from Latin America. The webinar will showcase entry points and key questions that need to be tackled in order to advance justice in low-carbon transitions.

6 October, 7:00 – 8:00 PM CEST (1:00 PM EST)
“New Climate Federalism: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge at the Federal, State, and Local Levels” (by World Resources Institute – WRI)

U.S. state and local governments continue to demonstrate leadership in addressing the climate challenge, filling the void left by the federal government. Effectively meeting the climate challenge will, however, require a strong federal response. Given the scale and urgency of the challenge, it will be important for each level of government to capitalize on its strengths. Join the webinar for a dynamic discussion with state and local leaders about the optimal roles for each level of government in addressing climate change.

6 October, 7:15 – 8:45 PM CEST (1:15 PM EST)
“Digital Decarb: Using Smart Technologies to Cut Emissions” (by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)

Despite the ubiquity of digital technologies, far too little attention has been paid to the ways they can accelerate decarbonization across our economy. Hear from industry leaders about the enormous potential of “digitalization,” how they’re already using these tools to reduce their emissions, and the policies needed to drive broader deployment.

7 October, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“The Power-to-x opportunity: markets, technologies and costs” (by ATA Insights)

Power-to-X is a number of electricity conversion, energy storage, and reconversion pathways that use electric power to produce climate-neutral gases, liquids and feedstock. It includes the production and use of green hydrogen but also goes beyond (e.g. green ammonia or synthetic kerosene). Energy carriers produced with Power-to-X technologies can be used to increase the flexibility in the energy sector or as fuels in transport sector. This webinar analyzes the market, technology and cost-opportunity of Power-to-X.

7 October, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
“Emissions Trading Scheme evolution and its impact on Fuel Switching” (by Eurelectric)

The event will bring together leading policy makers, senior business executives and high-level experts for an on-line, interactive and thought-provoking discussion on the evolution of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) during the fourth trading period. The webinar will aim to evaluate the impact of the ETS and carbon pricing on fuel switching in the context of the EU 2030 greenhouse gas targets and the path to climate neutrality up to 2050.

7 October, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CEST (2:30 PM IST)
“Consumer aspirations, efficient appliances and a sustained recovery” (by India’s Council on Energy, Environment and Water – CEEW)

This session will feature the launch of CEEW’s recent reports ‘State of Electricity Access in India’ and ‘Awareness and Adoption of Energy Efficiency in Indian homes’, based on the first-ever national-level India Residential Energy Survey 2020. The survey covers 15,000 households from 152 districts in the 21 most populous states (accounting for 97 per cent of India’s population). Speakers dwell on the strategies to sustain the momentum on energy access and efficiency, while tapping into consumer aspirations unlocked by recent electrification drives. This, in turn, could support a sustainable recovery in the power sector and beyond.

7 October, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Human settlements: sustainable low-emission housing and building solutions. Technologies and design for buildings, housing and construction” (by UNFCCC and Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – GlobalABC)

This technical expert meeting will discuss the topic of mobilising the value chain towards circular economy. An objective is to share low emission housing and building solutions, from technologies to policies and processes, and continue to build a community that drives and implements an ambitious vision for the sector: Zero Carbon Buildings by 2050. The session will feature experiences from around the world, followed by an interactive discussion. Join the event here.

7 October, 12:00 – 1:30 PM CEST
“Towards greener and more durable concrete” (by EnDurCrete and ReSHEALience)

Concrete is the world´s most consumed man-made material. The environmental impacts associated with cement (and thus concrete) production are a cause for concern: global cement industry is responsible for at least 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Join the webinar hosted by two research projects funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programmes. You will learn about development of environmentally friendly and highly durable concrete, including demonstration videos in real conditions, testing, casting and more. Register here.

7 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Just Transition: what it means in the developing countries” (by Florence School of Regulation)

We know that an ambitious action to mitigate climate change is an imperative and that zero-carbon world is possible – but how do we manage the transition sustainably and inclusively, ensuring no one is left behind?Join us to discuss the progress, as well as challenges, in moving forward with a just transition, comparing international experiences for a full picture of where we stand and what work is left for us to tackle.

7 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“Strengthening African stakeholders to face climate change impacts” (by AfriAlliance)

Find out how AfriAlliance has used social innovation over the past four years to tackle the impacts of the changing climate on African water users and providers. This interactive webinar will showcase the projects leading work on the implementation of social innovation through Action Groups, forecasting and monitoring, as well as key project outputs, such as the Social Innovation Factsheets and Needs & Solutions Hub. Register here.

7 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CEST
“NASA SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village for Sustainable Groundwater Management” (by FAO)

Groundwater consumption is critical to both urban and agricultural systems. Urban population centers concentrate groundwater extraction, while groundwater is also in high demand for crop production and aquaculture. Groundwater can largely be “fossil” aquifer water that may not be recharging. In the face of climate change, improving the sustainable management of groundwater, thanks to better understanding and continuous monitoring, is more than ever needed. The FAO Land and Water Division is promoting an Adaptation Fund technical webinar to discuss the topic and learn more about groundwater assessment using GRACE: international cooperative US-German dual-minisatellite SST (Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking) geodetic mission. Register here.

7 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Recent Environmental Emergencies” (by Geneva Environment Network and UNEP)

This public event will offer the latest environmental analysis and assessment of three emergencies currently faced by the international community and UNEP’s response: (1) Environmental risks of the Beirut explosion, (2) Environmental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, (3) Oil spill in Mauritius from MV WAKASHIO. Register here.

7 October, 2:30 – 3:30 PM CEST (8:30 AM CEST)
“Forest Watcher: Monitor Forests Offline and In the Field” (by World Resources Institute – WRI)

The Forest Watcher mobile app supports forest guardians around the world with features designed to make data on Global Forest Watch accessible even in the most remote rainforests. Users can upload local data and basemaps to customize the app and share content directly with other devices offline. Join experts from GFW to learn how you can use Forest Watcher to monitor the forests offline and in the field. This webinar will provide an overview of the revamped Forest Watcher mobile app, meant to reduce bandwidth demands and improve the overall app experience.

7 October, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST (10:00 AM EST)
“Sustainable Business Briefing: Accelerating Climate Action” (by Bloomberg)

In this webinar, speakers will examine the role of business in accelerating climate action. What are top companies doing to transition to a green economy? How can business, finance, government and non-profits work together to create meaningful progress and an effective response to the threats of climate change? And what is needed to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future?

7 October, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CEST
“The Importance of Leveraging Public-Private Relationships to Champion Energy Efficiency Projects in Cities” (by EE Global Forum)

With U.S. federal policies gridlocked, city-level regulation is more important than ever. Mayors across the country are rapidly scaling up energy efficiency projects, but there is still significant room for growth. Join us for this fireside chat with representatives of business and local governments to discuss the impacts that cities can have in driving energy efficient legislation and implementing efficiency on a city-wide scale. This conversation will cover the ways in which mayors can ensure efficient infrastructure for the future and the barriers that cities face in implementing these programs.

7 October, 4:00 – 7:00 PM CEST
“Daring Cities 2020 Opening” (by ICLEI)

The first session (at 4:00 PM) is an interactive dialogue among local, regional and national leaders will address efforts and specific challenges being faced by all levels of government. They will emphasize the critical role that cities, towns and regions play in regards to the climate emergency, both in being on the frontlines, as well as being active parts and co-creators of the innovative solutions needed. They will also pay special attention to the need to embrace different contexts, conditions and multilevel governance structures in tackling the climate crisis. Register here.

The second session (at 6:00 PM) will highlight key issues on the table for the international climate discussions, emphasizing the important role of local governments in helping to raise the level of ambition being set by nations through proven, on-the-ground action. A panel of local leaders together with UN executives will discuss the critical importance of knowing more, acting better, and daring to lead in tackling the climate crisis. Register here.

8 October, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“The EU’s 2030 climate target: policies & business action to deliver the 55%” (by Green Growth Partnership)

As the European Council prepares to discuss the 2030 target, this webinar will address the benefits associated with aiming for a higher target and obstacles to overcome for its implementation, the policy and business action that will ensure that this target is met in practice and consistent with greening Europe’s economic recovery, and how the cooperation between the EU and partners such as Norway could increase climate action on the continent.

8 October, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Wind Power Markets Around the World – Half-year Review: Asia and Australia” (by World Wind Energy AssociationWWEA)

This event is a part of webinar series reflecting the current status of wind power markets around the world. Speakers from the respective countries will present first hand information about the latest developments in wind power in their home markets. In particular, the experts will look at how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting the wind industry and how the markets developed in the first half of 2020.

8 October, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST
“Public perceptions of climate risk & adaptation in the context of COVID” (by Adaptation Scotland, Climate Outreach and Cardiff University)

This webinar will bring together researchers to discuss pre- and post-COVID UK survey findings on public perceptions of climate risk and adaptation, and the implications for effective public engagement on these issues.

8 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“International climate change policy: recent developments and outlook” (by European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition – ERCST)

2020 is the year that Parties to the Paris Agreement are to communicate or update their NDC. While the EU has clearly stated its ambition to agree upon and submit an enhanced NDC by the end of the year, it is becoming clear that many of the EU’s large trading partners will not increase their ambition. Moreover, due to the health crisis, the UNFCCC process, including COP26 has been postponed to 2021. ERCST continues bringing the international climate change policy debate, starting with a meeting on recent policy development and and outlook on what to expect from the UNFCCC process going into 2021.

8 October, 2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST
“Keeping our cities renewably warm” (by KeepWarm Project)

This webinar emphasises the great potential from exploiting solar thermal and biomass resources (as well as other renewable energy, such as heat pumps) by forward-thinking district heating systems. It will particularly focus on relevant examples from four KeepWarm target countries: Croatia, Latvia, Slovenia and Serbia. Even though the common thread in all four cases will be about RE-retrofits of district heating systems, the contexts to be presented still offer sufficient variety for distinct perspectives, and with insights applicable to other countries and renewable energy sources.

8 October, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CEST
“Legislative approaches in ensuring social stability in communities facing climate-induced risks” (by Centre for International Sustainable Development Law – CISDL and UNFCCC)

Following a series of side events on the topic of law and governance approaches relating to the ocean and climate change, this webinar aims to engage with domestic policymaking processes to examine how cross-sectoral legislation affecting climate change and the ocean can be strengthened, while sharing best practices in lawmaking and creation of institutional arrangements towards addressing climate change in the context of ocean governance.

8 October, 7:30 – 8:30 PM CEST
“Reimagining Food Systems to Meet the Climate Challenge” (by New York Times)

The food we cultivate and consume has a huge effect on climate change, with agricultural production contributing 20 to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If we are to achieve the international goal of net zero emissions by 2050, we must implement radical but attainable solutions, fast. How can we significantly reduce emissions across key sectors within the food system, while maintaining nutritional balance and food security. How can communities be empowered to feed themselves? How can action on energy and transport, or other cross-cutting challenges, take us further, faster?

8 October, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“Conservation Across Borders” (by World Wildlife Fund – WWF)

In August 2011, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe signed a treaty to reach across their borders and create the world’s largest conservation area, the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, known as KAZA. The massive, contiguous landscape links together more than 20 national parks, numerous reserves and protected areas, and popular tourist destinations like Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, and Bwabwata National Park. Join to hear from WWF’s senior conservation scientist and lead wildlife scientist Dr. Robin Naidoo about his research on the migratory patterns of wildlife in the area and how the work he is doing on the ground is helping to realize the ambitious vision of KAZA: five countries joining together to protect wildlife, promote tourism, and support the socioeconomic well-being of local communities. Register here.

8 October, 10:00 – 11:00 PM CEST (4:00 PM EST)
“The Ocean-Climate Connection” (by Rare)

Climate change is here. It’s the wildfires from Australia, the Amazon, and America’s west coast. It’s the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and heatwaves in Siberia. And it’s the warming of our ocean, so critical to lives and livelihoods around the world. So, what does climate change mean for life in the ocean? What does it mean for vulnerable coastal communities – in the U.S. and around the world? And what can we do to help? Register here.

9 October, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST
“Harnessing positive emotions for wind power” (by University of St.Gallen)

Intense debates around the siting of wind turbines or the #FridaysForFuture movement have highlighted that energy projects and climate policies can trigger strong emotions, positive or negative. In order to move from insight to impact, this workshop consists of three parts: (1) discussion about why emotions matter and the types of emotions existing among the Swiss population regarding wind energy, (2) renewable energy professionals will share their insights into stakeholders’ efforts to address emotions and specifically, spread positive ones, and (3) participants will be invited to ask questions and join the debate on the topic. Register here.

9 October, 2:00 – 3:15 PM CEST
“Re-imagining how we measure the economy (for the Future we Want)” (by University of Cambridge, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership)

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the precariousness of our economies. It has called into question the measures used by governments to guide economic performance which, for many, did not reflect or deliver many of the things we valued during lockdown: family, health, community, and nature. An unprecedented window exists to question how we could design an economy to deliver more of these things in future. If metrics like GDP do not capture what we value, what alternatives exist and how could we accelerate their adoption? Register here.

9 October, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CEST (2:00 PM EST)
“Nantucket Island Energy Storage: Batteries for Reducing Peak and Deferring Infrastructure Investment” (by U.S. Clean Energy States Alliance)

Join the webinar to learn about U.S. Nantucket’s new battery energy storage system installed last summer. Prior to the installation of the battery system, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) analyzed the rate- and market-based case for investing in a battery system to meet peak loads. PNNL will discuss its evaluation method and the battery lifecycle benefits, including delaying the installation of a third cable out to the island. You will also hear from U.S. National Grid representative, who will cover the technical details of the project as well as discuss the storage system’s reliability aspects. Register here.