All Events

With monthly webinars, regular chapter gatherings, training sessions, special national events and more...E2 provides its members with unique networking opportunities to meet with like-minded business people and investors and connect directly with leading lawmakers, scientists, business leaders and others about pressing environmental issues.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 13, 2017 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

NREL 2017 Industry Growth Forum (April 13 – 14, 2017)

For over twenty years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation's premier clean energy investment event. The Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities. NREL's Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum. This year the Forum will be held April 13 -14, 2017, at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Why Clean Energy Will Win: Technologies That Will Determine The Future (Boston)

Despite a tough policy landscape at the federal level, clean energy will fuel the next wave of the global economy, beating traditional fossil fuels in cost, investment dollars, and jobs. The companies represented on this panel — 7AC Technologies, Pika Energy and Digital Lumens — will likely play a significant role in the clean energy revolution.  Please join E2, our distinguished panel and moderator Daniel Goldman, E2 co-founder, to learn more about these remarkable companies and their technologies.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Chapter: National

E2 Washington, DC Advocacy Trip, March 21-22, 2017

E2's annual DC advocacy trip will take place on March 21-22, 2017.  This is an invitation-only trip. Contact Grant Carlisle for more information. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central)
Chapter: National

Call to Action for Emerging Leaders (National Webinar)

E2’s Emerging Leaders program will launch with a special webinar on March 9 –“We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: A Call to Action for Emerging Leaders Around the Country.”

Young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders have the most to gain from a clean energy economy – and the most to lose if our country’s leaders choose to ignore the economic impacts of climate change.

Please join E2 and young business leaders from across the country to learn why business voices like yours are critical for the good of our environment and our economy, and how you can make a difference right now in Washington and the world.  More details and sign up: Here

Thursday, February 23, 2017 (3:00 - 6:30 PM)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Clean Jobs PA Forum and Reception (Allentown, PA)

Join E2 and our partners for a Clean Jobs Forum in the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA on February 23 to lift up the clean jobs message and to highlight regional clean energy business. More information can be found here.

Past Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

Global Warming Demystified Presentation by Jeffrey Bennett (Los Angeles)

Do you have questions about the science or reality of global warming? This presentation by educator Jeffrey Bennett should answer them, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all political persuasions can agree on. The level is suitable for middle school age and up, and draws from Dr. Bennett’s book A Global Warming Primer.

Astrophysicist/author Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, has been teaching about global warming for more than 30 years. He is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, of five critically acclaimed books for the general public, and of a children’s series selected as the first books to be read aloud from the International Space Station for “Story Time From Space.” Learn more at www.jeffreybennett.com.
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

The Importance of Business Voices in the Trump Era (National Webinar)

It’s more important than ever for businesspeople who care about our economy and our environment to engage in Washington, D.C. and beyond.  As one U.S. Senator recently told E2, “Business voices are now the only voices that matter in Washington.” In this webinar, Mary Frances Repko from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, NRDC Government Affairs Director David Goldston and E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Trump era — and how you can get involved and make a difference. Moderated by Grant Carlisle, E2 Advocacy Director.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

RESCHEDULED: Clean Water is Good for Business (Chicago)

This event has been RESCHEDULED. New date TBD.

You know how vital clean water is to your business and the economy. But there are many issues facing the Chicago River, Mississippi River Valley and the Great Lakes. That’s why it’s critical that businesses stand together in support of clean water protections. Join a candid conversation between Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), and Chicago area business leaders on what clean water means for business, the challenges the Midwest faces to safeguard a clean water supply, and an examination of the role public policy plays in protecting the Mississippi River and driving local economies that thrive. We are hosting a networking reception at Haymarket Pub & Brewery over great beer and good food to talk more about water issues and meet other business people who care about clean water. Contact Gail Parson with any questions.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

E2 ROX Co-sponsoring “Why Policy Matters” at The Alliance Center (Denver)

If you’re interested in learning more about the link between public policy, direct advocacy to policymakers, and how your business can get involved, join the American Sustainable Business Council, B Lab, E2 and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for a Sip & Learn Happy Hour. E2 member, Brice Leconte is speaking on the panel. Contact susan@e2.org if you would like to receive an invitation.

 

Monday, January 23, 2017
Chapter: National

Partner Event: Cleantech Forum San Francisco, Jan 23 – 25, 2017 (Special offer for E2 members)

E2 is a proud partner of the upcoming Cleantech Forum San Franciscowhere E2 members will be able to hear from an amazing lineup of speakers, and network with a great mix of entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, and many others.

E2 co-founder and chair, Nicole Lederer will be moderating a panel, Policy Matters: Now more than ever – The Innovator's Voice Counts, on January 25 from 3:45-5:00 pm.  On the 23rd, Nicole will be introducing John Chiang, California State Treasurer, who will deliver the keynote to open the conference with a special announcement.

Now in its 15th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco is the annual gathering of the global innovation community, offering a comprehensive, multi-day development program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done.

Charting the Future Towards 2032 is the theme for the year, looking at what is in store for the next 15 years, while also helping you discover and connect with the emerging trends, leading innovation companies, and key players of sustainable innovation. The Forum will once again host the official announcement of the 8th annual Global Cleantech 100 list and awards. Discount code is available to E2 members. 
 

Monday, January 23, 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

E2 ROX EcoSalon – On Pace for C-PACE!

Please join E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and Pos-En in Ft. Collins to learn how Colorado’s innovative C-PACE program can help commercial building owners lower energy costs, reduce energy waste and improve their bottom lines – while contributing to Colorado’s clean energy economy.
 
The event will include a panel discussion with C-PACE lenders, officials from the Colorado Energy Office and Colorado entrepreneurs with experience providing energy efficiency, renewable energy finance and commercial property upgrades. We’ll also discuss how you can get involved and help support policies that contribute to growing Colorado’s clean energy economy.

You’ll have a chance to meet and network with fellow business leaders – an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives – who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy.

Contact susan@e2.org if you would like to receive an invitation.

Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Powerhouse Energy Campus  
430 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

(Rescheduled) The Benefits of Clean Energy in Our Communities (Chicago, IL)

Join Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and Voces Verdes for "The Benefits of Clean Energy in Our Communities," a networking event about the economic and health benefits of the clean energy economy in Illinois. This event will bring together clean energy businesses, policymakers, and companies that prioritize sustainability and efficiency for a discussion on how Illinois can become a national leader in clean energy. Find out how increasing energy efficiency and clean energy are good for our communities. We will also be discussing what the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which passed the General Assembly during veto session, means for businesses throughout the state. Enjoy refreshments while meeting other guests before and after brief remarks.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Northern California Year-End Social (San Francisco, CA)

Please join the Northern California chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) for our year-end social and learn what's happening on climate and clean energy policies in San Francisco, Sacramento, and beyond. You'll also hear how you can get involved in driving our state and country towards a clean energy future that's good for our economy and good for our environment.

Please contact E2 Operations Coordinator Zach Amittay at zach@e2.org with any questions.

Monday, December 5, 2016 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

How Cities are Changing the World and Leading on Climate Change (Boston, MA)

By 2080, cities will be home to 80 percent of the world’s population. As we face the existential challenge of climate change, our cities are leading on the journey to a carbon-free economy and climate resilient communities.  In the process, they are transforming core urban systems in ways that will radically change the nature of urban life for many decades to come. Please join our experts: Jonathan F.P. Rose, the nation's foremost developer of affordable and environmental sustainable housing projects; and John Cleveland, head of The Boston Green Ribbon Commission, to discuss how cities are changing and leading on climate change.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Chapter: National

E2’s 6th Annual DC Forum: Nov 15-16, 2016 (Washington DC)

Join E2 for its 6th annual Members-only Washington, DC Forum. E2 members will have a unique opportunity to get hands-on advocacy and media training from experts, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration on our policy priorities. They will get an inside perspective on advancing a clean energy agenda in the last months of the Obama Administration when several of E2’s priority issues will be in play. They will also have a chance to meet E2 members from around the country – an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives – who work with E2 to work towards a clean economy. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Live from E2 Washington, DC Forum: Media Insights on Election Consequences (National Teleconference)

Join us live at E2’s DC Forum and hear from a panel of journalists from Politico, The Washington Post and E&E News to discuss the outcome of the previous week’s election and the implications for E2’s priorities moving forward. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will moderate the conversation. This is an opportunity for E2 members at home to hear from the experts we have gathered in the room for E2’s annual Forum in Washington, DC. We hope you can participate in this conference call.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: San Diego

The Business of Clean Energy & Climate: A Post-Election Look at What’s Ahead

Location:
San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106

With San Diego's plan to get to 100 percent of its energy from renewables; neighboring cities pushing forward with their own bold climate policies and Sacramento's recent passage of major climate and clean energy legislation, our region is at the tip of the spear for clean energy and climate change.

Please join E2 and top officials – one day after the 2016 election – to discuss and assess what new state and local policies and new leadership in Washington and beyond will mean to your business, your economy and your environment.

Drinks and networking begins at 5:30pm; program begins at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

Benefits of Clean Energy in Latino Communities (Chicago, IL)

Join Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and Voces Verdes on November 2 for "The Benefits of Clean Energy in Our Communities", a networking event about the economic and health benefits of the clean energy economy in Illinois.
 
This event will bring together clean energy businesses, policymakers, and companies that prioritize sustainability and efficiency for a discussion on how Illinois can become a national leader in clean energy. Find out how increasing energy efficiency and clean energy are good for our communities. Enjoy refreshments while meeting other guests before and after short remarks.

Hosted by: Silver Spring Networks, Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Suite 4025, Chicago, IL 60606.
 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

The Well-Tempered City – Jonathan Rose in conversation with Richard Florida (New York City)

Join The New York Public Library in welcoming Jonathan F. P. Rose, E2 member and a visionary in urban development and renewal, for a discussion about his book, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life. He is joined by leading urban studies theorist, Richard Florida.  

As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan regions will increasingly be affected by a series of global megatrends: climate change with attendant droughts and heat waves, income inequality, educational and health disparities, aging, housing insecurity, migrations, and many more. All of these will be accompanied by a heightened sense of volatility and uncertainty. And the financial volatility of the interconnected global economy will only make many regions more vulnerable. But there are five characteristics that cities and metropolitan regions can develop to not only help prepare for these megatrends, but to thrive. Join Jonathan Rose as he shares these five characteristics outlined in his new book,The Well-Tempered City, and discusses creating a higher purpose for cities.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (7:30 AM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Partner Event: ACORE Finance West (San Francisco, CA)

ACORE Finance West November 1st, 2015 | Parc 55 | San Francisco, CA

ACORE Finance West is an invitation-only forum that convenes a select group of prominent renewable energy executives, investors, corporate purchasers, and other top transactional professionals to assess recent developments, increase deal flow and maximize opportunities for financing and development of renewable energy in the Western U.S. ACORE Finance West is hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a nonprofit group with hundreds of organizational members from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies and a producer of REFF-Wall Street, the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

After Paris: The Launch of Global Climate Action and Where We Go From Here (National Webinar)

Over the past week, a milestone in global climate action was reached. With the ratification of both India and the European Union, the Paris Climate Agreement crossed the threshold of participating nations and emissions reduction commitments to formally take effect. Less than a year after this landmark agreement was reached in the City of Lights, it will become international law, setting into motion the requirement for countries to rapidly reduce their carbon emissions. Join us to hear from speakers who were deeply involved in all aspects of the Paris climate negotiations about the next vital steps in implementation of the accord and a global clean energy economy, and the role business will play in achieving the goals of the agreement. Webinar Replay (audio only)

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Chapter: New England

Meeting our Climate and Energy Goals in 2030 and Beyond (Boston)

Each of the nine northeastern states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has pledged to reduce their overall GHG emissions by about 40% by 2030. Is that really possible? The answer: ABSOLUTELY! Join E2 and our speakers for a discussion on this topic.  Dr. Elizabeth Stanton authored a recent study by Synapse Energy Economics that shows RGGI will not only reduce emissions but it will generate jobs and save customers money. Dr. Philip Duffy, the President & Executive Director of the Woods Hole Research center, which in 2015 was ranked the #1 Climate Change Think Tank for the second rear in a row by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). 

Presentations from the event can be found, here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

The Business of Colorado’s Clean Energy Policy (Denver, CO)

Business leaders are behind the scenes rallying for a new suite of policies in Colorado to promote a clean energy future – to further grow the state's clean energy job market, to enhance energy efficiency and our use of renewable energy, to support electric vehicles and EV infrastructure, and more. Join Environmental Entrepreneurs and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado for a kickoff of this campaign, alongside the business and community leaders behind this effort, and be a part of these exciting policy advances. We will also be releasing E2’s new report covering these policies. Email susan@e2.org if you would like to receive an invitation.

Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO
 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Updating the Nation’s Power Grid (National Webinar)

The country is at an energy crossroads. States are developing energy policy, incorporating more distributed and utility-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency. But how does this increase in clean energy get integrated into the electricity transmission grid? Our panelists, who are developers behind some the most cutting-edge clean energy transmission projects, policy experts and renewable energy developers, will explore how the deployment of clean energy impacts the power grid, and how it is creating the demand for new transmission projects to dispatch energy from renewables. Invitations have been sent to E2 members. Webinar Replay

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Partner Event: Future Cities

As the world’s population increasingly concentrates in cities, what is the future of urban life? Taking a look back at ancient civilizations and a look forward at climate-disrupted cities, primarily along coastlines, this conversation will contemplate how people will live in the Bay Area and beyond in coming decades. We will touch on the role of urban parks and farms, green architecture, healthy buildings, the role of trust, the importance of planning and how to build the ability to bounce back from the punches an angry mother nature is throwing at us.

Speakers:
Jonathan Rose
, Co-Founder, The Garrison Institute; Author, The Well Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life; E2 Member and Former NRDC Trustee
Peter Calthorpe, Architect; Urban Designer; Planner

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Growing Clean Energy, Jobs and Communities (New York City)

As part of NYC Climate Week, E2 and SXSW Eco invite you to join entrepreneurs, business leaders, nonprofits, technologists, and investors for an evening of networking and discussion on how to advance New York’s clean energy economy and how you can get involved. Our speakers will share more about NY’s policy goals of generating 50% of electricity from renewable resources by 2030, how such policies can promote jobs based on E2’s Clean Jobs New York report, and the experience of growing a clean energy business in the city.  This event is hosted by Civic Hall.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: VERGE 16 (Santa Clara, CA)

Accelerate the Clean Economy at VERGE (Santa Clara Convention Center, Sept. 19-22). Join the diverse, cross-sector audience of 1,500+ leaders from the world's largest companies, tech startups, energy producers and consumers, commercial real estate owners and the public sector – all exploring business opportunities and solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability. Friends of E2 save 10% on this four-day conference and expo with discount code V16E2. Learn more and register

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Chapter: Northern California

E2 California End-of-Session Sacramento Advocacy Trip

Join us at the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session to lobby for the most important bill since our landmark Global Warming Solutions Act in 2006. After more than a year of deliberation and work, the State Assembly will be preparing for a final vote on whether to extend our climate leadership through 2030. We'll be meeting with lawmakers, editorial boards, and more.  

By attending this members-only event, you’ll get an inside perspective on the state of play with our climate policies and related advocacy in Sacramento. And, you’ll have a chance to meet E2 members from around the state – an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives – who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy.

Contact Mary Solecki with any questions. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Partner Event: Growing Green – Colorado’s Clean Energy Workforce

Join us for an event sponsored by The Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado and The CU Wirth Chair In Sustainable Development, and in collaboration with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

Even in a state that gets approximately 60 percent of its energy from coal, Colorado is one of many states with an impressive – and growing – clean energy workforce. Jobs in renewable energy are among the fastest growing in the U.S. The rumors to the contrary
simply aren’t true: the national transition to a clean energy system is creating jobs to the tune of millions. Some studies estimate there were 1.2 million clean energy jobs created in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2015 alone.  In addition to creating and sustaining clean
energy jobs, this massive paradigm shift needs to also focus on job transition and skills training in Colorado’s extraction dependent communities.

What is the bridge between the current energy workforce and the one of the future?

What is the landscape of clean energy jobs here in Colorado?

As the state’s population booms what is the impact on clean energy employment?

Join local experts to explore the state and future of the clean energy workforce in Colorado. E2's Executive Director, Bob Keefe will moderate this thoughtful discussion.
 

Register here

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts & Policies for our Future

In concert with the release of E2's insightful report about climate impacts to Oregon's economy, join E2 for an engaging dialog with these business leaders and guests as they share how their industries are responding to the climate and energy transition.

Speakers:

  • Gary Mortensen, President Stoller Family Estate –  Wine, Water and Warmer Climate
  • Timm Locke, Director of Forest Products, Oregon Forest Resources Council –  Cross Laminate Timber, Wildfires and Building Material Climate Impacts
  • Bryce Yonker, Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Clean Edge – Opportunity in Oregon's Clean Energy Economy Continental
Breakfast included

Monday, July 25, 2016 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Advancing CA’s Climate Leadership: A discussion of critical climate policies currently at play (California Webinar)

From the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) to the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350), California’s climate policies have made the state a global leader in addressing climate change. Before the California legislature concludes its 2016 legislative session on August 31st, there are several crucial climate policies being considered; the outcome of these votes will shape the future of the state’s climate program, either propelling California forward or derailing the state’s significant progress that paves the way for national action.  Join this E2 and Ceres webinar to learn more about these policies and programs, the backroom politics that are shaping the conversation and influencing the outcomes, and how your company can support the passage of these bills and California’s continued climate leadership. Contact Mary Solecki with any questions.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

The Next Climate Challenge: Transportation (National Webinar)

The transportation sector has overtaken electricity generation as the single largest source of climate change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this webinar, we will hear from representatives from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), NRDC, Zipcar and Lyft about how public and private entities can contribute to–and can benefit from–addressing this issue.  We’ll examine the DOT's new proposed rule that for the first time would require state, regional and local authorities to consider how their transit plans affect the climate.  We’ll also hear about how innovative new businesses like shared mobility companies can help reduce traffic congestion, pollution and fuel consumption. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Link to Webinar Replay

Thursday, June 30, 2016 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

The Business Case for Clean Energy (Des Moines, Iowa)

Join Environmental Entrepreneurs and Natural Resources Defense Council on June 30th for "The Business Case for Clean Energy," a networking event and panel discussion about Iowa's clean energy economy. This event will bring together clean energy business leaders, policymakers, and companies that prioritize sustainability and efficiency for a discussion on how Iowa can continue to be a national leader in clean energy. Enjoy food and beverage while meeting other guests before and after the panel.

Contact Gail Parson with any questions. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Keeping the Lights on with Clean Green Power (Boston)

As Massachusetts and New England face the looming threat of climate change it is clear that we must fundamentally change our energy system. Can we actually support our growing economy with a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency? Do we need more natural gas? Or are safer, more cost-effective solutions available? What is the role of offshore wind and when will it be price competitive? Where will we get new base load power once older plants retire? Please join our distinguished experts who will explore the answers to these urgent questions. For questions, contact ying@e2.org.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Concert For Clean Power at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)

E2 is happy to be a founding member of New Yorkers for Clean Power, a new campaign to help facilitate the transition to clean energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicles in New York State. The campaign launched on May 2 in NYC at Solar 1. Check out the 2 minute video of the launch event here! On Tuesday, June 7th, we are happy to announce a Concert for Clean Power at Brooklyn Bowl to support this new campaign and the movement to clean energy across the state! The concert features John Medeski, Billy Martin, Marco Benevento, Ryan Montbleau, Yuka C. Honda, DJ Logic and more! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
 

Sunday, June 5, 2016 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC’s Sunday Supper: Waste Not, Want Not Spring Benefit (San Francisco)

Please join NRDC for a Sunday Supper: Waste Not, Want Not on June 5th in San Francisco. Five world-famous chefs from Atelier Crenn, Bar Tartine, Jardinière, and The Perennial will prepare a dinner sourced from food scraps collected from their respective restaurants at The Perennial. NRDC program experts will discuss why we need to "Save the Food", a major national public service campaign recently launched by NRDC and the Ad Council to combat food waste.

To purchase tickets, please visit: www.nrdc.org/wastenotwantnot

Thursday, June 2, 2016 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Midwest

E2 and City Energy Project are sponoring The Current’s happy hour and networking event (Chicago, IL)

The Current is a collaborative monthly happy hour and networking series. On the first Thursday of every month, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, nonprofits, technologists, and investors are invited to Coalition: Energy's downtown coworking space to network, discuss, and celebrate the buzzing energy innovation community in Chicago.
 
E2 will be discussing our growth in the Midwest and ways for you to get involved.

The City Energy Project will also be presenting on its national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. The pioneering actions of the cities involved in the City Energy Project, including Chicago, will be models for communities nationwide and around the world.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NRDC’s 6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner (NYC)

E2 members are invited to join NRDC for the 6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on June 1st at the North Brooklyn Farms!  The farm’s new location on the footprint of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery building marks the first time that stretch of the East River has been open to the public in over 150 years. Views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline will serve as the perfect backdrop. We are looking forward to a great night and great conversation about NRDC’s NY regional food work. Tickets can be purchased here: www.nrdc.org/farmtotable2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Accelerating the Global Clean Energy Transition (San Francisco, CA)

E2 and The Climate Registry (TCR) would like to invite their members and participants of the Subnational-Clean Energy Ministerial to a special event, “Accelerating the Global Clean Energy Transition,” on May 31st in San Francisco.

Speakers include: Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Lynn M. Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Department of Energy; and David Rosenheim, Executive Director, The Climate Registry.

The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about two critical meetings on energy that are happening in San Francisco on June 1-2: The Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7), which is an annual forum of the Energy ministers from 23 participating countries and the European Commission to come together to assess progress and guide work under the concrete and transformative clean energy initiatives; and the The Subnational-Clean Energy Ministerial (Sub-CEM), which will involve participants from states, regions, provinces, and cities that have or are interested in signing/endorsing the Under 2 MOU.

This year’s CEM (CEM7) is a key step after the Paris U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks, and will focus on the policies and technologies needed to implement the commitments made in Paris. Join us for this special preview event in which we discuss the best path forward to accelerating the global clean energy transition and meet the people who are helping us make that transition.

Please contact Victoria Brinkerhoff for more information.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Partner Event: An Evening with Ceres (San Francisco, CA)

Please join Ceres and other business and investor leaders, environmentalists and philanthropists for a special dinner in San Francisco. Learn about Ceres' work to build a sustainable economy and hear the keynote speaker, Former Vice President Al Gore, share his thoughts on transitioning to a clean energy future.

Purchase tickets now to reserve your spot at this special event!

Click here to learn more, or contact Joel Carlton-Gysan via email or at (617) 247-0700 x140.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

Environmental Leadership: Advanced Climate & Water Strategies for our City and State (Santa Monica, CA)

California leads the country in advancing clean air policies and natural resource management. The impetus for much of this leadership comes from the city level. At this event, we'll hear from top policy innovators at both the state and local levels. The Los Angeles area presents both the greatest challenges – and opportunities – for California to prove that environmental policies can strengthen the economy through cleaner air and more efficient water use.

Contact Victoria Brinkerhoff with any questions. 

Monday, May 16, 2016
Chapter: San Diego

E2 Partner Event: Fortune Brainstorm E (Special Offer for E2 Members) (Carlsbad, CA)

E2 is proud to partner with FORTUNE BRAINSTORM E: Where Energy, Technology, and Sustainability Meet. The two-day summit (May 16-17) will focus on the business revolution being driven by dramatic changes in energy, disruptive technologies and environmental pressures. It’s the place to explore fresh thinking, actionable solutions, and an unparalleled opportunity to build top-level relationships.

Confirmed participants include Zipcar President Kaye Ceille, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, PG&E CEO Tony Earley, Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson, Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich, Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin, Barclays Managing Director of Investment Banking Theodore Roosevelt IV, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, and many others. Click here for a full agenda and speaker list.

E2 members save 30% (the discounted registration fee is $2,100) by registering at http://www.fortunebrainstorme.com and using code FORTUNEE2.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Clean Energy Rising (National Webinar)

To listen to the webinar replay, click here.

Clean energy has become a major part of the US workforce – and it’s growing fast.  Over the past several months, E2 and its partners have released some of the most comprehensive analyses of clean energy jobs ever done. These studies are making headlines and making a difference, from the halls of Congress to state capitals across the country. Join this E2 webinar to learn about what we’ve found in our recent Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Midwest, and Clean Jobs New York reports, and why this data is important to advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.
 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Capturing the Value of Energy Upgrades in Affordable Multifamily Homes (NYC)

Building on NRDC’s commitment to energy efficiency in affordable multifamily housing, led by the Energy Efficiency For All Project, NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation (CMI) launched an effort to push the envelope on the financing side. NRDC’s CMI partnered with affordable multifamily building owners, energy consultants and financing experts to develop a path forward for owners seeking to implement energy efficiency measures. The process identified specific recommendations for policy makers and lenders to support greater investment in energy efficient retrofits across New York.

Please join E2 and CMI on May 3 to hear from experts involved in that project, on the opportunities for maximizing the value of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in affordable multifamily housing properties.

Contact lcopland@nrdc.org for questions or additional info.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

Count every drop: How water innovators do more with less (Los Angeles, CA)

Join E2 for a special event to meet the face of a rising technology sector: water entrepreneurship. Across the state and our region, watertech is rising to the challenge of stretching our water resources for our growing population and ecnonomic needs. These innovators are preparing California for the new normal climate – but do we have the policies in place to support their success? We'll hear what it takes to build a successful water market for entrepreneurs, learn about the exciting new technologies, and meet the policymakers who are putting innovation first. Contact Mary Solecki for more information.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Chapter: San Diego

E2 Screening of ”The Burden” & Discussion of Military’s Clean Energy Leadership (San Diego, CA)

On March 31, please join E2's San Diego Chapter, along with partners the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) and Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), to learn more about the military's transition to clean energy, why it's important to you and your business and how you can add your voice to this important issue. We'll begin with a private screening of "The Burden," a groundbreaking film highlighting the military’s commitment to promote alternative energy and to address climate change.

Contact Victoria Brinkerhoff at victoria@e2.org with any questions. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: National

E2 Partner Event: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Clean Tech Partnership Opportunity (Webinar)

Millions of dollars in vouchers, from $50,000 to $300,000 per winner, are available from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. The vouchers allow small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) to partner with Berkeley Lab, creating access to the lab's world-class facilities and scientists, to help businesses bring clean tech to market. The next deadline to apply is April 10th.

Berkeley Lab is holding a webinar about the opportunity on March 30 at 11am PT/2pm ET.  Register for the webinar here.

Alternatively, Berkeley Lab program managers are available for one-on-one conversations as needed. Contact Jodi Bellacicco, jgbellacicco@lbl.gov, for details.
 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Northern California’s Spring Update with Congressman Jared Huffman (San Francisco, CA)

Please join keynote speaker Congressman Jared Huffmanas well as E2's Northern California chapter leaders and staff, for an event in our newly renovated San Francisco offices to highlight recent E2 achievements, and to preview the advocacy objectives that we plan to accomplish with you in California and nationwide in the coming year. 
 
In addition to reconnecting with fellow E2 members and other Bay Area business leaders, you'll hear from Congressman Huffman about his perspective on strategy for advancing carbon, clean energy, and water policies. Staff and experts will also discuss details about E2's just-released reports, including the most comprehensive clean energy job studies ever done.  
E2 will provide hors d'oeuvres, organic wine, and good cheer.

Contact Victoria Brinkerhoff with any questions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Screening & Panel Discussion of “The Burden”

The "Burden" Screening and Panel Discussion at Sie Film Society, 2510 East Colfax, Denver

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:15 – 9:00 PM  
Where: Sie Film Society, 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO

Please join E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter members, friends and special guests for a screening of "The Burden," a film highlighting the military’s commitment to promote alternative energy and to address climate change. The film will be followed by an lively panel discussion and Q&A with the Director, Roger Sorkin, and two expert military officers (retired).

Please contact Susan Nedell at susan@e2.org about attending this event, or if you have questions.
 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: 7th Annual ImagineH2O Water Gala 2016 (San Francisco)

Water Gala '16 is Imagine H2O's seventh annual showcase and celebration of water entrepreneurship and innovation. Join us to meet their Data Challenge winners and finalists, and celebrate another successful year for Imagine H2O.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

The Sleeping Dragon Awakens: China on the Fast Track to Clean Energy (Boston)

China is not only the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, it is also the leading investor in renewable energy, with investments of  $89.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 32% from the previous year.  And this is just the beginning. China has plans for rapid growth that will deliver 15% of their primary energy from renewables by 2020. With strong motivation to curb their notorious air pollution problems, one of the key polices to move the country forward is a broad-based nationwide greenhouse gas cap and trade program that will go into effect in 2017.

E2 will have two widely recognized experts to discuss these issue. Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s Asia Director and founder of its China Program; and Matthew Nordan, an investor and founder of MNL Partners, an investment firm that develops energy and environmental projects in global markets, with a focus on China. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

The Supreme Court Stay on the Clean Power Plan (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay: Here

The Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation from power plants is our nation's most comprehensive policy to combat climate change. It is also the most significant policy catalyst for growth in the fast expanding clean energy sector. Last month in a surprise move, the Supreme Court placed a stay on the plan. Though this development and the death of Justice Scalia create new questions on how the plan will be implemented, the clean energy economy is continuing to expand. Join this E2 webinar to learn more about what these developments will mean for our work to promote the Clean Power Plan as a positive force for the economy and for the environment.  

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

The State of the Clean Energy Economy in Illinois (Chicago)

Join USGBC-Illinois, Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs for a clean energy thought leadership event. 2015 was an incredibly impactful year for clean energy, from the Paris climate agreement to the extension of Federal tax credits for solar and wind projects. What does 2016 mean for the future of clean energy in Illinois? Speakers include: State Representative Elaine Nekritz, Assistant Majority Leader, Illinois House of Representatives; Craig Gordon, VP of Sales & Marketing, Invenergy LLC; and Evan Shive, Program Manager, Silver Spring Networks. Contact gail@e2.org with questions. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

E2 Partner Event: 2016 Climate Leadership Conference (Seattle, WA)

E2 is proud to be a supporting partner of the fifth annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC). Join us in Seattle, WA on March 8-10 to connect with the nation’s leaders on climate. The CLC convenes around U.S. EPA’s prestigious Climate Leadership Awards, addressing climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Climate, energy, and sustainability professionals build strategic business connections through interactive learning sessions, networking events and tours, and the Climate Leadership Awards Dinner. The Climate Leadership Conference is presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry, with U.S. EPA as the event’s headline sponsor.

E2 Members receive 15% off registration using the Discount Code CLC-E2-15%. Click here to register.

Fellow Climate Leadership Conference Sponsor, Alaska Airlines, has generously provided all of our conference attendees with a 10% travel discount code on Alaska Airlines airfare to and from the event (good for travel March 5 – 13, 2016). When booking online, go to ‘Advance Search’ to add the following Discount Code: ECMW647

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

E2 ROX Member Visit State Capitol in Denver

At our Advocacy Day, we'll raise the business voice for the EPA's Clean Power Plan, one of the most important pieces of climate change and clean energy legislation. This is E2 members' opportunity to help shape the future of Colorado's economy and environment through our meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8:30am – 4:00pm. Our day will begin with an 8:30am breakfast briefing, followed by meetings in the Capitol in Denver. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

Which Way for a Better LA? Policies to Address Transportation Needs (Los Angeles)

Please join E2 and other local business leaders on February 24th, 2016 for an informal happy hour discussion with new LA Metro CEO Phil Washington and others to learn how the new Expo line, the forthcoming transportation bond and policy changes from Paris to Los Angeles could affect our economy and our environment – and how you can get involved helping shape a better California.
 
We’ll provide drinks and hors d’oeuvres; you provide the discussion and the desire to make a difference.

Please note: this event was re-scheduled from Jan 28th to Feb 24th.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Full Steam Ahead: How Making Our Ports Cleaner and Greener Can Help Our Economy and Environment (National Webinar)

U.S. ports are the gateways to massive commercial activity. They’ve also historically been major polluters. However, ports are beginning to clean up their operations and some are even at the forefront of pushing for clean energy initiatives and reducing pollution.

Join this E2 webinar to learn more about what the Port of Long Beach and other ports around the country are doing to lessen the environmental impact of transporting goods. We’ll also discuss the federal, state and local policies that are not only helping to push environmental improvements, but are also helping to drive innovation, create jobs and add value to local economies.

E2 members and invited guests only. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Designing for Resiliency in the Age of Climate Change (New York City)

Named first among CNN’s Top 10 Ideas of 2013, Rebuild by Design was created in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as a new way to connect design, funding, and implementation strategies for a more resilient future. Using an innovative process based on the design competition model, Rebuild by Design places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions. Its inclusive process has provoked a paradigm shift in the way that planners and governments approach both disaster response and emergency preparedness, and raised a number of policy issues for the future. 

Join us for a special presentation by Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design and hear from the architects behind two award-winning projects: The Big U and Living Breakwaters. Contact Ying Li with any questions.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Chapter: Northern California

E2 members visit Sacramento at the outset of the 2016 legislative session

At our annual Sacramento advocacy trip, we'll raise the business voice for one of the most important pieces of climate change and clean energy legislation since the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. This is E2 members' opportunity to help shape the future of California's economy and environment through our meetings with lawmakers, policy experts, members of the media and others.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:00am – 4:30pm
Our day will begin with an 8:00am breakfast briefing, followed by meetings in the Capitol and around Sacramento. Our meetings will conclude no later than 4:30pm. 

Contact Mary Solecki (mary@e2.org) with any questions.
 

Monday, January 25, 2016
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Cleantech Forum San Francisco, Jan 25 – 27, 2016 (Special offer for E2 members)

E2 is excited to be a partner of Cleantech Forum San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate the Global Cleantech 100 companies, and explore this year’s theme of More with Less: The Makings of the 2020s are with Us Already.  The theme takes us back to the roots of cleantech – doing more with less (less inputs, less costs, less environmental impact). Resource productivity and efficiency have always been central to the definition of cleantech, and we will focus on the sectors and companies who are making the most of these opportunities in our resource-constrained world. New to this year's Forum is the 7th annual Global Cleantech 100 list of the top private companies across all sectors of cleantech. The official launch of the list will take place on the opening day of the Forum, so don’t miss out on being the first to hear the news and meet the companies!

E2 members can register here using the discount code CFSF16Partner for $300 off the registration price.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Post State of the Union (National Webinar)

On Jan. 12, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, in which he is expected to address climate change, clean energy and other E2 priority issues. The next day, E2 members will have an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the White House about the President’s environment and energy priorities as outlined in the State of the Union.  Please join us in a conversation with Rick Duke, who is the White House's Deputy Director for Climate Policy at the Domestic Policy Council and Associate Director at the Council on Environmental Quality, and David Goldston, NRDC's Director of Government Affairs. This E2 webinar will be moderated by Grant Carlisle, E2's Advocacy Director. 
 

Thursday, December 17, 2015 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: San Diego

E2 San Diego Holiday Social (San Diego, CA)

Please join the San Diego chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) for our holiday networking event and learn what's happening on climate and clean energy policies in San Diego, Sacramento and beyond. You'll also hear how you can get involved in making a difference in creating a future that's good for our economy and good for our environment.

Please contact Victoria Brinkerhoff at victoria@e2.org with any questions.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Celebrate 15 Years of E2 – And Hear a Report-Out from Paris & the UN Climate Change Conference

Please join fellow Seattle-area business leaders for a celebration of E2's 15th year of advocating for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment — by enjoying delicious food, drink, and great conversation with us at Fadó in Downtown Seattle.

You'll also hear from E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe, fresh from the U.N.Conference on Climate Change in Paris. He'll discuss how policies forged in Paris, in Washington D.C., and in Washington State could affect our region, our economy and our environment, and how you can get involved in shaping a better future for the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, December 16th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fado: 801 1st Ave, Seattle WA 98104

Please contact Rebecca Deehr at rebecca@e2.org if you have questions about this event.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

E2 Live from COP21: Making the Business Case at the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris (Webinar)

Listen to the Webinar Replay, here
 
The most important climate conference in decades is officially underway. Here's your opportunity to get your questions answered and to hear direct from E2 members, staff and NRDC experts on the ground on what's happening and how it will affect our economy, our environment – and possibly, your business. 
Please join us for this special Live from Paris E2 webinar, where we'll update you on what's happening at the UN Conference on Climate Change; what to expect in the days and weeks ahead; and what E2 is doing to make sure the business voice is heard in Paris and beyond. Contact ying@e2.org with questions.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

From Portland to Paris: A Celebration of 15 Years, with Guest Speaker Angus Duncan (Portland, OR)

Join fellow Oregon business leaders and E2 in celebrating 15 years of advocating for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment — by enjoying delicious food, drink, and great conversation with us at Saucebox in Downtown Portland. 



You'll hear a real-time update on E2's involvement in the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Paris, learn about our advocacy priorities for the coming year, and how you can add your voice to help shape a better future for Oregon. 



You will also hear perspectives on climate change and clean energy from our guest speaker, Angus Duncan. Mr. Duncan is President of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, and has been directly involved in renewable energy market and policy development for more than three decades. 

Please contact Rebecca Deehr at rebecca@e2.org if you have questions about this event.

Friday, November 20, 2015 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: New England

Tipping Point for Climate Action: Paris and Beyond (Boston, MA)

Despite enormous challenges, many believe that we are at a tipping point for positive climate action. For the first time in 40 years, there’s been a decoupling of global economic growth with emissions growth from the burning of fossil fuels. Virtually every country on the planet, including China and India, has pledged to reduce emissions in advance of the December UN Climate Summit in Paris. The US is committed to the Clean Power Plan and two of the world’s largest emitters, the US and China, have agreed to joint climate goals. Closer to home, the RGGI states have reduced power sector emissions by 34%, and Massachusetts was named #1 in efficiency for the 5th year in a row. The clean energy industry is booming. Utility-scale renewable energy projects accounted for more than 60% of new energy capacity installed in the US throughout the first three quarters of 2015. Please join Senator Ed Markey and other distinguished speakers to find out what Massachusetts, New England, and the US can and will do to meet our respective climate goals and build the clean energy economy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chapter: National

E2’s 5th Annual DC Forum: Nov 17-18, 2015 (Washington DC)

E2’s fifth annual Washington, DC Forum is a unique opportunity for E2 Members to get hands-on advocacy and media training from experts, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration on our legislative priorities. You’ll get an inside perspective on the state of play with the Clean Power Plan, related advocacy on Capitol Hill and implications for the upcoming negotiations at the Paris Climate Conference. And, you’ll have a chance to meet E2 members from around the country – an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives – who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy. This is a Members-only event. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions. 

Friday, November 6, 2015 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

The Utility of the Future (Chicago, IL)

Join E2 Midwest Chapter members, friends and special guests for a luncheon and conversation about the future of utilities with co-director of NRDC’s energy program Ralph Cavanagh. You will also be able to meet E2’s new advocacy director, Grant Carlisle, who is based in Washington, DC. Grant will be providing brief comments on the national political landscape of energy policy. Contact Gail Parson at gail@e2.org with any questions.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

”I’m Not a Scientist” Guide to Global Warming (10/29)

Join our reception for E2 Rocky Mountains chapter member Jeffrey Bennett and stay for his lecture, "I'm not a Scientist" Guide to Global Warming, on October 29, 2015 at Fiske Planetarium, CU Boulder.

Reception from 5:00-6:30 pm; Lecture from 7-8 pm.

To RSVP, contact susan@e2.org.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (6:15 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC Screening of Sonic Sea (San Francisco, CA)

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs invites you to a special advance screening of the new NRDC documentary film, Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams, with special guest Dr. Sylvia Earle. By invitation only. 

Monday, October 26, 2015
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: VERGE 2015, October 26-29 (San Jose, CA)

When: October 26-29, 2015 
Where: The Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, CA

VERGE focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. It focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through seven program tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Smart Cities, Food & Ag Tech, Sustainable Water Systems, Connected Transportation, and Intelligent Supply Chains. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and job functions, including buildings and facilities, fleets, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, policymakers and the public sector. Save 10% on registration with our discount code V15E2 here: http://grn.bz/v15e2.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Mexico’s Climate and Clean Energy Opportunities and Challenges (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay

Join E2 for a discussion on the next webinar on Mexico’s climate and energy policy outlook and what the country’s historic energy reform means for the country’s renewable energy future. 
 

Featuring

Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun: Senior Consultant, Climateworks Foundation Latin America Regional Climate Initiative

Lilian Alves: Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
 

Jake Schmidt: International Program Director, NRDC

Invitations have been sent. Contact ying@e2.org for questions.

Monday, October 19, 2015 (11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Midwest

The State Opportunities in Clean Energy (Detroit, MI)

Please join E2, U.S. Green Building Council Detroit Chapter, Small Business Majority and 5Lakes Energy for a luncheon discussion. Find out how increasing energy efficiency and clean energy are good business and good for Michigan’s economy. Discussion topics include the economic potential in Michigan energy policy and we will also hear from businesses about the opportunity in the clean energy economy.

Speakers: 
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Skiles Boyd, Vice President at DTE Energy
Liesl Clark, Founding Partner, 5LakesEnergy
Ariana Gonzalez, Energy Policy Analyst, NRDC
Robert Jackson, Director of the Energy Office at the Michigan Agency for Energy
Kevin McNeely, McNeely Building Group, LLC and USGBC-Detroit Chapter
Maureen Sertich, Sustainability Lead, North American Region, Whirlpool Corporation

Thursday, October 8, 2015 (5:15 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2’s 15th Anniversary Celebration (San Francisco, CA)

Please join fellow E2 members, business leaders, and other special guests as we celebrate 15 years of E2’s successes raising the business voice for the environment – and unveil some exciting new changes ahead for E2. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Monday, September 28, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

E2 New York 15th Anniversary Celebration with Google’s Lead for Sustainability Kate Brandt (New York City)

As part of NYC Climate Week 2015, E2 New York Chapter will host members, friends and special guests at a reception to celebrate E2's 15th Anniversary of working with business leaders to advocate for solutions that are good for the economy and good for the environment.  

Our keynote speaker will be Kate Brandt, Google's new Lead for Sustainability and former White House Federal Environmental Executive. Kate will share Google's commitment to building a better company while mobilizing the power of the internet and innovation to build a better environment and a stronger, more resilient economy. 

E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will share more about Clean Power NY, E2's latest coalition campaign to catalyze the state's transition to 100% renewables. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions. 
 

Friday, September 25, 2015 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Carbon Pricing: Game Changer for Climate Policy? (Boston)

E2 is co-hosting this event with several other business organizations on the economic and environmental benefits of a carbon fee and dividend legislation and its possible path to passage at the state and national level.  Speakers will be Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator (RI),  Michael Barrett, MA State Senator and Gilbert Metcalf, Professor of Economics at Tuft University.  Contact ying@e2.org with questions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Plugging into Clean Energy (Denver, CO)

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 PM  
Where: The Alliance Center  | 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO
Please join E2 Rocky Mountain Chapter members, friends and special guests for an informal panel discussion about how Colorado’s utilities can meet the federal Clean Power Plan by increasing renewables, energy efficiency, and new technologies.

Please contact Susan Nedell at susan@e2.org about attending this event, or if you have questions.
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Growing the Clean Energy Economy: The Business Case for the Clean Power Plan (National Webinar)

For a Replay of the webinar, click here

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is a historic initiative to reduce our nation’s carbon pollution from power plants, the single largest source of U.S. global warming emissions. The plan will also serve as an enormous market signal for clean energy innovation and jobs.

As the implementation work now moves to the states, Governors have a unique opportunity under the rule to chart their state’s energy future. By expanding energy efficiency solutions and investing in renewables instead of relying on carbon intensive sources, states can spur investment and innovation, attract new industries, and create clean energy jobs.

Join us to hear perspectives from the White House, state government, and E2 business leaders on how the Clean Power Plan will be a game-changer – in the U.S. and beyond – for the clean energy economy.

Speakers:

Megan Ceronsky: Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Energy & Climate Change, White House Domestic Policy Council 

John Quigley, Secretary, Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection

Joel Serface: Co-Founder and Managing Director, Brightman Energy LLC

Doug Trimbach: Vice President, Energy Optimizers, USA LLC

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

E2 Partnered Event: Celebrating New Englan’s Unique Ocean Habitats (Boston)

You are invited to join world-renowned National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry for an evening of scientific exploration about two extraordinary ocean areas off the New England coast.  Skerry will present spectacular never-before-seen video footage and photographs of some of New England’s most ecologically vital, scientifically important, and fragile ocean habitats.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: San Diego

E2 San Diego Social Event (San Diego, CA)

Please join the E2 San Diego Chapter for a social event. Network with your fellow E2 San Diego Chapter members and meet with E2 Chapter Directors Carl Nettleton and Elizabeth Dreicer. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will be available to answer questions about E2 at the national level.

Special thanks to Posiba, Inc. for hosting this event.

If you have any questions please contact Christine Luong at christine@e2.org.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

The Changing Vine: Climate Change and Washington Wine

Humans have been cultivating wine for 8,000 years. In fact, climatologists learned of Europe’s historical climate from several hundred years ago through the detailed notes of European vintners. In recent years we’ve learned much more about the potential impacts that climate change may have on wine production globally, and it is a stark picture: after honing their craft for hundreds of years, some of the most notable wine regions in the world may cease to support the varietals that have made them famous.  

Washington State wine is a relative newcomer to the wine world, but is also a rising star. Production has doubled in the last twelve years, while the quality of Washington wine stands out — Washington has the highest percentage of wines rated 90 points or above compared to most major wine regions (source: Wine Spectator). As we’re in the midst of the third year of an exceptionally warm growing season, join E2 at DeLille Cellars to hear more about what may be in store for Washington State wine in the medium to long-term.

This discussion will be followed by a wine tasting in the DeLille Cellars Carriage House Tasting Room.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DeLille Cellars
Carriage House Tasting Room
14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE
Woodinville 98072

Space is very limited. Please contact Rebecca Deehr at rebecca@e2.org to inquire about attendance or if you have questions about this event.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: “Water, Water, Everywhere and Not A Drop?”

Date: Thursday, July 30th

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm 

Place: University Club 
3277 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto

Cost: $30 for Member, $45 for Non-Member
Includes reception, presentation, and light hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar will be available.

Join water experts for an informative discussion about the water crisis in California and how it will affect us all in the short and long term. The Dartmouth and Harvard Clubs of Silicon Valley, Sustainable Silicon Valley, and Environmental Entrepreneurs invite the public to this informative event.
 
Regulatory, behavioral, and moral issues converge as we all try to adjust to the “new normal” regarding our use and conservation of water.  This is a must attend session for all of us to be equipped with the information and skills we need to conserve water and preserve the California we all love. 

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by July 29th on the Dartmouth Silicon Valley site. First time users must register to use the site before RSVPing to the event.  Please include the first and last name of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after July 29th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. RSVPs may also be accepted by email at admin@daasv.org.  Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Precision Agriculture – Low Carbon Crops and Climate Smart Cultivation (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay
David Kolsrud PPT Slides
John Castellaw PPT Slides
Pete Price PPT Slides

Precision Agriculture is allowing farmers to produce more crops with fewer resources and at lower cost. At the same time, these new practices and technologies are producing another valuable outcome – lower carbon emissions from the farm.Farmers are on the front lines of climate change impacts and are operating on razor thin margins. Realizing value in lowering the carbon intensity of agricultural processes and products is a priority – for farmers and for society. Join us to hear from precision agriculture producers, technologists and policy experts on how to support low carbon performance on the farm and promote markets for low carbon food, fiber and fuels.

Featuring
Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA
Lt. Gen John Castellaw, Co-founder and CEO of Farmspace Systems LLC 
David Kolsrud, President, DAK Renewable Energy
Pete Price, Board Member, Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Saturday, July 18, 2015 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NRDC Oceans Benefit (East Hampton, NY)

NRDC's oceans team had a hugh victory last week!  The Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council voted to protect approx. 38,000 sq. miles of deep sea canyons and ecologically vulnerable coldwater coral communities off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean from destructive fishing.  

We hope you will join NRDC's ocean team at Moby's in East Hampton on July 18 to celebrate this victory and support this ongoing work.  More details and ticket information. Contact events@nrdc.org with questions. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

The Next Deployment: Clean Energy; How Smart Policy + Clean Energy = Good Jobs for Vets (Arlington, VA)

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) invites you to join veterans, business leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and lawmakers at an informal, interactive roundtable to discuss how we can build support for Virginia’s clean energy economy. We will be guided by three perspectives: clean energy technology, clean energy and its national security implications, and how the federal Clean Power Plan and state renewable and energy efficiency policies will drive growth in the clean energy sector and create jobs for veterans.
 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 6:30-8:00PM

Eastern Foundry
2011 Crystal Drive Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22202
 
Contact Alice Tong at Alice@e2.org to RSVP. 

Friday, June 26, 2015 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

(New DATE) E2 15th Anniversary Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (Boston)

The new, clean energy economy has the potential to change our economic landscape. Studies show that renewable energy technologies provide, on average, four to six times as many jobs as equivalent investments in fossil fuels. We are starting to see results already. More than 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in more than 40 states across the country last year, according to E2′s latest jobs analysis.
 
We are honored to have the Honorable Senator Elizabeth Warren as our keynote speaker to discuss this emerging trend. In addition, Bob Keefe, Executive Director of E2, will review the results of E2's clean energy job surveys in key states and across the country. E2 member Steve Cowell will describe how his company, CSG, has saved homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars and created thousands of jobs all around the country. Please join us to hear how clean energy can be an engine to revitalize the middle class.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Water efficiency: good for business, good for Oregon’s future, and good for beer (Portland, OR)

E2 invites you to a moderated discussion and reception with brewers from the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance, Roy Haggerty from Oregon State University, and Matt Rose from Apana Consulting, at Migration Brewing in Portland. The discussion will be moderated by Wendy Culverwell of the Portland Business Journal.

This year, we have less than 10% of our normal snowpack in Oregon, and another year of low rainfall is leading to water shortages and an official drought declared in seven Oregon counties (so far). Some industries are already being severely affected by this consequence of climate change, and the science tells us that even bigger disruptions will come in the not-so-distant future. How have businesses already stepped up to innovate and be part of the solution, and what is the future of Oregon's water economy? Hear about water efficiency efforts from some of Portland's brewmasters, water entrepreneurs with innovative technologies, and how to make the most out of Oregon's precious resource. Best of all, sample the results!

June 25th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Migration Brewing
2828 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

Contact E2 Pacific Northwest Advocate Rebecca Deehr at rebecca@e2.org with questions. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (1:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

E2@15 Conference: Clean Energy, Clean Water & the Future of the Midwest (Chicago)

E2’s regional summit on how state and federal policies will affect our economy, our environment – and your business.

Clean energy continues to create jobs in the Midwest and has poised the region to be a leader in economic growth while solving health and environmental problems related to dirty energy. Clean water is not only essential to life, it’s critical to thriving businesses and communities.  
 
Join business leaders and environmental experts to discuss ways to promote sound environmental policy in the Midwest that builds economic prosperity.

Summit 1:00 – 5:00pm | Cocktails Reception 5:00 – 6:30pm

Contact Gail Parson at gail@e2.org with questions.  This conference is by-invitation only.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Partner Event: Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (New York, NY)

June 24-25, 2015 | Grand Hyatt | New York City, NY

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. Attendees of this event include CEOs and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance. 

The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field. Register today!

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

The Road to Paris: India’s Enormous Climate Challenges and Clean Energy Opportunities (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh's Slides
Bhaskar Deol's Slides

The impacts of climate change threaten the basic fabric of Indian civil society. Drought, flooding, interruption of food production, resource shortages, disruption of infrastructure and basic services – these are all huge challenges faced by a country with over 1 billion people. But India has the technological knowhow and capacity to mitigate these risks by developing renewable energy sources that not only lower the carbon intensity of its energy systems but also put more than a million people to work.

Please join us for four expert views of India’s evolving clean energy markets and policy landscape, and what this means for economic and environmental cooperation between the U.S. and India. Invitations have been sent. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

E2@15: Winds of Change 15th Anniversary Event (Denver, CO)

Please join the Rocky Mountains Chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) as we celebrate E2's 15th anniversary of advocating for policies that are good for the economy and the environment.

Along with celebrating E2 Rox's successes and future with great food, drink and company, we'll unveil "Winds of Change," a new E2 report detailing the economic impacts of – and the threats to – Colorado's burgeoning wind industry.

We'll also hear from leading Colorado wind industry executives, a Colorado wind rancher, and lawmakers on the front lines of determining Colorado's clean energy future.  Contact Susan Nedell at susan@e2.org with any questions.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

The Carbon Content of Water

This third conversation in our water focus meeting series will explore the carbon content of water. We’ll discuss more suitable metrics to translate energy savings through water savings.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC 2015 Bay Area Benefit: California Dreamin’ (San Francisco, CA)

NRDC's 2015 Bay Area Benefit will begin with a mimosa reception and seated brunch, featuring a welcome by NRDC's new President, Rhea Suh, and a ceremony honoring Senator Barbara Boxer with a Forces for Nature award. Brunch will be followed by a special program featuring Senator Barbara Boxer, NRDC President, Rhea Suh, and NRDC Director of Editorial Content, Bob Deans. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Water Focus Meetings for practical policy solutions

Water is a particularly salient topic during California's drought, and has made evident areas for improved water policy. This series of facilitated discussions brings together business leaders and key topic experts to explore market challenges and solutions. Following the conversations, E2 will produce a written report for policy makers and the general public that identifies the key challenges and solutions discussed by the participants.

The second meeting of this series focuses on Innovative Financing Mechanisms.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Solar Energy Trends and Policy (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay
Bryce Smith PPT
Clint Wilder PPT

In the last year, the solar energy sector has grown at a tremendous rate. Panel prices have fallen and installation costs are dropping. Employment grew 21.8 percent – adding 31,000 new jobs for a total of 174,000 nationwide. Solar employment is also expected to jump by another 36,000 workers in 2015. Rapidly falling prices and rapidly increasing employment is changing the national conversation on energy policy and fundamentally shifting the way Americans and their political representatives think about clean energy. Understanding these changing market and political dynamics is critical as policies like the tax reform, the Clean Power Plan and state level incentives are currently under debate.

Join E2 and our speakers, Clint Wilder, Senior Editor at Clean Edge; Bryce Smith, CEO of OneEnergy Renewables; and Ryan Abraham, Senior Energy and Tax Counsel at the Senate Finance Committee, for a discussion on the changing solar energy market, energy policy decisions and what to expect from both in the coming year. 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Chapter: National

Partner Event: ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum (Washington, DC)

As a supporter of the 2015 American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Policy Forum, E2 is pleased to invite its members to attend. ACORE’s Policy Forum champions the progress of the industry in reducing costs and deploying at scale, and will feature policymakers, industry leaders and other perspectives to outline challenges and highlight opportunities facing the sector. Please register here with 20% discount code SPT20E2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

More Jobs, Less Carbon: How Good Policy + Good Environment = Good Business (Philadelphia)

E2 invites you to join other local business and community leaders at an informal, invitation-only event about how you can help shape a clean energy future that’s good for Pennsylvania’s economy and environment.

Our speakers will provide insight on the federal Clean Power Plan and other federal, state and local policies relating to clean energy and climate, their impact on Pennsylvania, and why business leaders should get involved.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

The Road to Paris: China and the Upcoming Climate Negotiations (San Francisco, CA)

E2 is collaborating with The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance to host their 10th anniversary celebration in San Francisco, CA. Please join us for a keynote speech by Dr. Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, followed by a panel discussion and reception. E2 members should contact E2 Program Assistant Victoria Brinkerhoff at victoria@e2.org to register. Non-members please register here

Monday, April 20, 2015 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

China’s Clean Energy Future: Panel Discussion and Reception (Seattle, WA)

E2 invites you to a panel discussion and reception with Barbara Finamore, Asia Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Dennis Bracy, CEO of US China Clean Energy Forum at Impact Hub Seattle. 

While China remains the largest greenhouse gas polluter in the world, in the last few years the country has shown potential for becoming the world’s leader in clean energy innovation. In 2013, 21 percent of global renewable investment occurred in China. The solar and wind power industries soared, and last year, coal consumption dropped by 2.9%. Don't miss the chance to hear more about these trends and what they mean for the clean energy sector and global climate change. 

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

DC and Virginia Social: E2’s work in 2015

Join the Mid-Atlantic E2 chapter hear about our ongoing engagement work in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area and meet our new E2 Eastern States advocate, Alice Tong.  This will be a great opportunity to catch up with other local E2 members and learn more about our upcoming plans over drinks and hors-d'oeuvres. Contact Marc Boom at marc@e2.org with any questions. 

Monday, April 13, 2015 (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Partner Event: Embracing the Future – The Economic Success of British Columbia’s Carbon Pricing Policy (Boston)

Join the Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment, Dr. Susanna Laaksonen-Craig, Head, Climate Action Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, and British Columbia business executives April 13th to discuss one of the hottest topics of conversation in the Massachusetts State House: British Columbia's successful revenue-neutral carbon pricing.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Sacramento Advocacy Trip, March 2015

Please join fellow E2 members for an advocacy day in California's Capitol, where we will meet directly with state lawmakers and staff at the outset of the 2015 legislative session. Our focus will be extending AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, past 2020 and building relationships with new legislative members. We will communicate business leader support for California's landmark climate law, and provide the economic case for policy certainty beyond 2020. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Transportation Infrastructure for the 21st Century (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay: Here
Deron Lovaas Powerpoint
Christopher Coes Powerpoint

E2 invites you to join us for our March national webinar, which will focus on the opportunity in the coming month to improve federal transportation policy.

In just three months federal funding that supports thousands of highway, bridge, rail, and public transit projects across the country will run out, putting those economic development projects – and the jobs that come with them – at risk. Yet infrastructure investments are recognized on both sides of the aisle as essential to American mobility, commerce and economic growth.

Despite the problems with policy deadlock on Capitol Hill, this funding deadline could provide an opportunity to re-evaluate and reinvigorate federal transportation programs to address the country’s 21st century transportation needs and to do so in a manner that reduces environmental impacts and increases innovation.

Speakers
Carlos Monje

Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Deron Lovaas
State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions Program, NRDC

Christopher A. Coes
Director, LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors
        

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

Clean Air + Clean Energy = Good Business (Cincinnati, OH)

The nation’s first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants will finally help our country take real action against climate change and the economic, health and environmental problems that come with it.

The new carbon standards, which were released last summer, also will help create economic growth and new opportunities for clean energy companies and a wide range of other businesses as well. It is a great example of how environmental policy can lead to economic growth.

On March 18, please join other leaders at an informal, invitation-only discussion about how you can help shape a future that’s bright for Ohio’s economy and environment.

We’ll provide insight on what’s happening with the EPA’s carbon standards, state energy policy and other exciting news in the green building and energy efficiency field in Cincinnati– not to mention great food, drink and the opportunity to network with others working on similar issues.

Speakers:
Gail Parson, Midwest States Advocate, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Samantha Williams, Policy Advocate, NRDC
Ted Ford, President and CEO, Ohio Advanced Energy Economy
Andy Holzhauser, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
Pamela Menges, Ph.D., President, Star Sailor Energy, Inc
Andrew Plogsted, President, USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter and Senior Associate at GBBN Architects

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Ocean Treasures: The Wind Above and the Canyons and Mountains Below (Boston)

Right off the shores of New England is a national treasure that can provide us with both clean energy and unimaginable biodiversity. Offshore wind developments are poised to generate massive, untapped clean energy with the potential to generate thousands of megawatts of pollution-free power when and where we need it.
 
Also, right off our shores are canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and seamounts that rise nearly twice as high as Mount Washington. These canyons and seamounts form biodiversity “hotspots” with huge concentrations of marine life and deep-sea corals. Preserving them is critical.
 
Join E2 and our distinguished experts–Jeff Grybowski of Deepwater Wind; Bill White of MA Clean Energy Center; and Brad Sewell from NRDC's Ocean Program–to hear about and see first hand our ocean treasures and how we can both use and preserve them for future generations. Invitations will go out in early February.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: 6th Annual ImagineH2O Water Gala 2015 (San Francisco)

Celebrating the winners of Imagine H2O's Water Infrastructure Challenge

Monday, February 23, 2015 (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

Live – Ride – Share: SoCal’s Emerging Mobility Marketplace, February 23, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)

Join us for the first-ever shared-use mobility conference about Southern California!

Live • Ride • Share: SoCal's Emerging Mobility Marketplace, February 23, 2015

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles  90012
(across from the Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station)

Brought to you by: Natural Resources Defense Council, Move LA, Shared-Use Mobility Center, TransitCenter, pointC, FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic), Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles

Visit the Live • Ride • Share website

Friday, February 20, 2015 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Cities Taking the Lead: A Conversation with NYC’s New Sustainability Chief (NYC)

New York has long been a leader in sustainability.  To lead the effort, Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Nilda Mesa as Director of NYC’s newly created Office of Sustainability. Ms. Mesa brings extensive environmental experience at all levels of government, public and private sectors, including at the White House and the EPA.  She will coordinate the administration's environmental and resiliency plans, and help lead implementation of the city’s ambitious carbon reduction and green buildings initiatives. 
 
Join E2 for a breakfast event with Nilda Mesa and NRDC NY Environment Director, Eric Goldstein, to learn about the city’s environmental agenda, and how public and private sectors can be engaged in this work. Invitation will go out in February.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Trash Talk: The Future of Recycling and Waste (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay

As cities and municipalities begin to realize the need for environmentally sustainable waste management solutions and net-zero waste goals, business are responding with innovative technologies and approaches.

What might look like a pile of trash to the average person is quite another matter for our three speakers: E2 members, who are at the center of reducing, reusing and recycling waste – and turning it into profits. Speaker are John Shegerian – Chairman and CEO, Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.Peter Lobin – Managing Director, ZeroWaste Global, LLC; and Cal Cunningham – Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at WasteZero

Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.
 

Monday, February 9, 2015
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Partner Event: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 9 – 11, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)

Register now to attend the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. This annual conference focuses on bringing the latest energy innovations out of the lab and into the market place in order to address America's energy challenges. The Summit gathers 2000+ of the top energy industry experts from government, academia and business for a 3-day program offering informative seminars, practical solutions for break-through technologies, and critical networking opportunities. The Technology Showcase displays more than 300 transformational energy solutions to change the future of the energy landscape. Learn more at www.arpae-summit.com.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit (Sacramento, CA)

Join us for a half-day Summit and reception in Sacramento on Tuesday, February 3rd.

2015 will be a pivotal year for clean fuels policies in California as the state moves forward with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the AB 32 GHG cap and trade program, and discussions around carbon reduction targets for 2030 and beyond.

Engage in discussions with industry leaders and policymakers on the following subjects:

  • Recent market and technological developments in clean, low-carbon transportation
  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard, AB 32 implementation, and post-2020 emissions targets
  • Investments and complementary policies to meet climate and air quality goals

This Summit is now in its third year. We are again expecting over 100 leaders from the biofuels, natural gas, and electric transportation sectors, as well as the legislature and the administration. 
 
11:30-1:00:       Lunch, Welcome, and Keynote
1:00-1:50:        Clean Low Carbon Fuels Market and Technology Update: Where is the industry today?
1:55-2:40:        The Role of Clean Fuels in California: What are the key challenges and opportunities?
3:00-3:50:        Next Steps for AB 32 Fuels Policies: What are the targets and how will we get there?
3:55-4:45:        Investments and Complementary Policies: What more should the state do?
4:45-5:00:        Wrap-up: Comments by Kevin de León, CA Senate President pro Tempore
5:00-7:00:        Hosted Networking Reception
 
Space is limited for this invitation-only event. Contact E2 Western States Advocate Mary Solecki for more information. 

The Summit is hosted by CALSTART in coordination E2, CalETC, and CNGVC.

Monday, January 26, 2015 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

E2 Seattle Social: E2’s Work in 2015

We're buzzing with excitement about our upcoming (and ongoing) Pacific Northwest work in 2015 and invite you to celebrate with us. Please join E2 for a social at Fado from 5:00 to 7:00 pm: 801 1st Ave, Seattle WA 98104.

Contact E2's Pacific Northwest Advocate, Rebecca Deehr, with questions: rebecca@e2.org

Monday, January 26, 2015
Chapter: Southern California

Partner Event: VX2015: Business Of Climate Change Accelerates to Commercial Scale (Los Angeles)

Set for January 26-27 in Downtown Los Angeles, VerdeXchange’s cross-platform, 8th-annual, California Conference will once again gather accomplished clean and green tech entrepreneurs, energy & water companies, advanced vehicle manufacturers, soft & hardware developers, public policymakers, procurers, innovative financiers, and environmental stewards “under-one-roof.” Together, these leaders will assess “what’s in-market,” “what’s about to be in-market,” and “what’s needed” in the global, trillion dollar verde economy.

VX2015 builds on and confirms the central thesis of previous VerdeXchange conferences: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables, sustainable practice, and finance—as well as portals to all of North America.

E2 members will receive a 10% discount. Please use code VXE2.

Click here for the VX2015 Program. Click here for a list of confirmed speakers.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

State of the Union: A View of our Energy Future from the White House (National Webinar)

Next week, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address, which is expected to touch on climate change, clean energy and other E2 priorities. The next day — Wednesday, Jan 21 — E2 members will have an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the White House about the President’s environment and energy priorities as outlined in the State of the Union.  Join us in a conversation with Angela Barranco, Associate Director for Public Engagement at the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Rick Duke, Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change White House Domestic Policy Council and Council on Environmental Quality; and David Goldston, NRDC's Director of Government Affairs. This E2 webinar will be moderated by Marc Boom, E2's Director of Advocacy. 

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

International Climate Update: The US/China Climate Agreement and the Lima Climate Conference (National)

Last month, in an historic agreement between China and the United States, China announced that it will cap its carbon pollution by 2030 – earlier if possible – and also increase the share of non-fossil fuel in its primary energy mix.  On the heels of that agreement, China also announced a national cap on coal consumption – itself a tremendous measure and the single most important step China can take to cut its carbon emissions. Together, the US/China agreement and China’s coal cap mark the biggest victory NRDC has ever had in China, and possibly the biggest victory we’ve ever had on climate.

Please join NRDC Asia Director Barbara Finamore and International Program Director Jake Schmidt for a briefing on what paved the way for the U.S./China agreement, and its impact here and across the world, including at this month’s UN Climate Conference in Lima (where Jake is leading NRDC’s team in pushing for action on climate change). Invitation has been sent.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Northern California Year-end Social (San Francisco, CA)

Join E2 Northern California for our seventh annual holiday social to celebrate the conclusion of another exciting year. E2 will provide hors d'oeuvres, libations, and good cheer. Contact Victoria Brinkerhoff at victoria@e2.org or 415.875.6121 with any questions.

Monday, December 15, 2014 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: California Climate Leadership Forum (Oakland, CA)

Please Join E2 at the California Climate Leadership Forum: Strategies for Continuing California's Climate Success in 2015, with keynote addresses by Hon. Jerry Brown, CA State Governor; Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate America, Inc.; Hon. Kevin de León, President pro Tempore, CA State Senate; Hon. Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the CA State Assembly; and, Pablo Gomez, Alliance for Climate Education

Monday, December 15, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Welcoming and Keynote Addresses
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Post-Forum Reception

The Kaiser Center
300 Lakeside Dr., 2nd Floor Oakland, CA 94612

To ensure your space, please RSVP by emailing: fairshakeforcaforum@earpevents.com, or calling 510-839-3100.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Mission Critical: U.S. Military and the Transition to a Clean Energy Future

Webinar Replay Here
Dennis McGinn PPT
John Dukes PPT
Kate Brandt PPT

The U.S. Department of Defense has emerged as a leader in the nation’s transition to a more sustainable clean energy future, setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and to accelerate deployment of low carbon renewable energy generation and energy efficiency technologies throughout its operations. In the process, the military is creating a strong market signal for growth and innovation in the clean technology sector.

Join us to hear from renewable energy warrior Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Dennis McGinn on the Navy's leadership in the military’s transition to clean energy; White House Federal Environmental Executive, Kate Brandt on how DOD’s clean energy work supports the President’s broader climate goals; Constellation Energy Executive Director for Public Sector Business Development, John Dukes on opportunities these military initiatives provide to the private sector; and E2 Press Secretary, Jeff Benzak, who will walk us through E2’s newly launched military energy website highlighting strategic renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on military installations around the country. Invitations have been sent.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Energy Infrastructure: What is it and how can we get it right? (Boston)

The investments we make in our energy infrastructure today will determine our future for generations to come. How will the grid of the future handle a massive increase in distributed generation? Can we meet our climate goals? How can we make the grid more resilient? Will grid-scale storage emerge as a cost-effective solution? Will off shore wind save billions of dollars right here in Massachusetts?
 
Please join Dr. Karen Wayland, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Policy & Systems Analysis, Department of Energy (DOE) and Kit Kennedy, Director, Energy & Transportation Program, NRDC, to discuss nothing less than the future of energy — the infrastructure, policies and actions to meet our energy, climate, reliability and security needs.  

Monday, December 1, 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Every Last Drop: The Role of Technology in Maximizing California’s Water Resources (San Francisco, CA)

Please join E2 for an evening EcoSalon focused on California's water, and how to make the most out of the resources we have. In the third year of a major drought, we will discuss the technological and political leverage points we have to utilize water most efficiently. We will be joined by Felicia Marcus, Board Chair, State Water Resources Control Board; Tracy Quinn, Policy Analyst, NRDC Water Program; and a Water Opportunities Spotlight Panel moderated by Scott Bryan, COO, Imagine H2O, featuring E2 member Peter Yolles, Founder & Chief Policy Officer, Water Smart Software, Inc.; Marian Singer, Co-Founder, Wellntel; and, Matt Swindle, CEO & Founder, NLine Energy, Inc.

Contact Victoria Brinkerhoff, E2 Program Assistant for more information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Chapter: National

E2’s 4th Annual DC Forum: Nov 18-19, 2014 (Washington DC)

E2’s fourth annual Washington, DC Forum is a unique opportunity to get hands-on advocacy and media training from experts, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration on legislative initiatives. You’ll get an inside perspective on the President’s Clean Power Plan, and E2’s strategy to move it forward at the federal and state levels. And, you’ll have a chance to meet E2 members from around the country…an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives…who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy. 

 

"The E2 DC Forum has provided me with unbelievable experiences each time I have attended! From the insight of the guest speakers who are involved in these day-to-day issues in their positions in Washington, D.C., to learning how to communicate our thoughts in a professional manner to legislators, to sitting with members of Congress and their staff to discuss topics and issues critical to our businesses and our country, these few days in DC make a difference!"  — Peter Lobin (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Post-Election conference call (National Webinar)

Please join E2 and NRDC for a conference call to discuss the 2014 election results and what they mean for key climate, clean energy and environmental issues.  NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner, and Director of Government Affairs, David Goldston will provide commentary on the outcomes of the election and their implications for our work going forward in the next Congress. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC Special Event: Frances Beinecke’s last event in San Francisco as NRDC President (San Francisco, CA)

Please join E2 for a very special evening: Frances Beinecke's last event in San Francisco as NRDC's President.

She and Bob Deans, NRDC's Director of Editorial Content, will be having a conversation about her new book, "The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril."

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29th at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, followed by a reception.

Seating is limited to the first 30 RSVPs.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Partner Event: NREL Industry Growth Forum (Denver, CO)

Join us at NREL’s 27th Industry Growth Forum (IGF). The IGF is one of the longest running cleantech events in the industry, taking place October 28-29, 2014 in Denver, CO. The two-day conference will feature presentations by 30 emerging clean technology startup companies, panel discussions and breakout sessions led by industry experts, and organized networking opportunities with leading investment firms and corporate partners.  
 
Each year the Forum attracts over 400 investors, Fortune 500 companies, clean energy startups, and industry professionals. Since the Forum began, it has grown to be the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. This focus on clean energy innovation is having an impact on the industry—since 2003, the presenting prototype, pre-commercial, and expanding cleantech companies who have presented have collectively raised over $5 billion in growth financing.
 
This year the Forum will focus on Integration and Design with a look to the future on how new partnerships, stakeholders, and technologies are changing the way energy is delivered and consumed, and the best way to integrate these innovations in a way that is impactful and thoughtful for the marketplace.
 
Join in the conversation October 28-29 at the Denver Marriott City Center. Learn more and register at www.industrygrowthforum.org.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

More Jobs, Less Carbon – and Smarter, Energy Efficient Buildings (Denver, CO)

On October 28, Denver will launch its City Energy Project, a national initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Institute for Market Transformation, to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of the building sector — the single largest user of energy in the U.S.  
 
At this E2 reception, you’ll have the opportunity to hear first-hand how the Denver City Energy Project will support innovative, practical solutions that cut energy waste, boost local economies, and reduce harmful pollution.
 
You will also get unique insight on the federal Clean Power Plan as well as other recent energy and environmental policies in both Washington, DC and Colorado that will cut carbon pollution, address climate change – and create new business opportunities in the state and beyond.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: VERGE San Francisco (Oct 27-30) (Special offer for E2 members)

VERGE is GreenBiz Group’s global event series focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment, and society. E2 members Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group; Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy of Yahoo; Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader of Enterprise Water Strategy for Deloitte; Laura Shenkar, Founder and Principal at The Artemis Project; Bill Weihl, Manager of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Facebook; and, Peter Yolles, CEO at WaterSmart Software, will be speaking at the event.

Join us at VERGE San Francisco on October 27-30 using our special 10% off discount code VSF14E2 here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Cities Leading on Climate Action: Low Carbon/High Impact Policies Prove Profitable (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay

Join E2 for a national telesalon highlighting how cities are leading the way in responding to climate change.  Across the country, cities are on the front lines of climate disruption – and they are taking action to address the threat of climate change. Despite sluggish progress on national climate policy, many cities already have strong policies in place to reduce carbon pollution, promote clean energy solutions and prepare for extreme weather events, rising sea levels, drought and other climate change impacts. The resounding success stories of urban energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation are proving how powerful, achievable and profitable these solutions can be at state and federal levels. Invitations have been sent. 
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Partner Event: The Burden: Fossil Fuel, The Military, and National Security (Stanford, CA)

Join E2 Chair and Co-Founder Nicole Lederer at the first Bay Area screening of an important short documentary, The Burden. Director Roger Sorkin worked closely with E2 members and partners to produce this film about the national security risks posed by our country’s fossil fuel dependence and by the mounting geopolitical threats from climate change. E2 has worked extensively in this arena and will continue to work with military officials and veterans to advance the economic benefits to the private sector arising from Department of Defense clean energy initiatives.

Featuring: Roger Sorkin, Filmmaker and Mike Breen, Truman/CNP Executive DIrector

Location: Stanford Graduate School of Business Room G101, Knight Management Center 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305

This event is cosponsored by Operation Free & Truman/CNP, GSB Veterans Club, and GSB Government & Politics Club

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Local Action: National & Global Impact (Boston, MA)

“Think globally, act locally” may seem like a cliché in the face of the overwhelming challenge of climate change. But the speakers on this E2 panel are proving otherwise. Their actions at the local level are having national and even global impact.  Please join E2 and our distinguished panel — Geoff Chapin, Founder & CEO of Next Step Living; Gary Cohen, President & Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm; and Brian Swett of the City of Boston — to learn how local programs have morphed into major initiatives that are changing the landscape on climate and energy. Contact ying@e2.org for more details.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (7:45 AM - 9:15 AM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

A New Energy Vision for New York State – New Models, New Markets (New York City)

New York State has embarked on an ambitious agenda to reform the energy vision and transition to a low carbon economy. The goals: to scale up clean energy; increase New York's competitiveness for clean energy businesses; make the state's energy systems more resilient and reliable; and to achieve the state's own goal of reducing carbon emissions 50% by 2030. Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York and former Chair of Global Financing Group at Goldman Sachs, will be the guest speaker at this E2 breakfast held as part of NYC Climate Week. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the state's energy initiatives and to talk directly with one of the plan's chief architects about the opportunities for business. This is an invitation-only event. Contact ying@e2.org with questions.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

More Jobs, Less Carbon: How Good Policy + A Good Environment = Good Business (Roanoke, VA)

The City of Roanoke and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) invite local business and community leaders to an informal, invitation-only forum about how you can help shape a clean energy future that’s good for Virginia’s economy and environment.

Speakers
Nell Boyle, Sustainability & Outreach Coordinator, City of Roanoke
Scott Perkins, Client Executive, MMA Environmental
Dave Belote, Chapter Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and Senior Vice President, Cassidy and Associates

Contact ying@e2.org for more details

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

People’s Climate March 2014 NYC

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, hundreds of thousands of activists will take to the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change. The People?s Climate March coincides with the United Nations Climate Summit, which will bring leaders from all over the world to New York to discuss the future of our planet. NRDC and dozens of other groups will be greeting those leaders with the largest climate mobilization in history ? a display of people power that spurs the world to take bold, ambitious action to avert climate chaos. For more information and to sign up for the March, go to www.nrdc.org/climatemarch

Thursday, September 18, 2014 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Good Environment + Good Government = Good Business (Concord, NH)

 

E2 and NH CleanTech Council is hosting an informal, invitation-only discussion for New Hampshire business leaders about how we can help shape a future that’s bright for New Hampshire’s economy and environment.

 
Our speakers will provide insight on what’s happening with the EPA’s proposed carbon rules, how NH can comply and benefit from the the rules, and why it’s important for businesses to get involved.
 
Guests provide thoughts, questions and ideas on how to make our state, our environment and our economy better!
 
We’ll also enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Orr & Reno’s beautiful new office in the new Bindery Building, as well as the opportunity to hear from Bindery owner and business leader Steve Duprey along with other businesses who are passionate about helping to protect New Hampshire and grow its economy.
 
Contact ying@e2.org for more details
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Renewable Energy Finance Forum (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West (REFF-West)
September 16-17, 2014  |  The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Use 20% off discount code SPT20EE and register now.

REFF-West is the premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008. With a focus on renewable energy development in the Western U.S., REFF-West will highlight financing trends for renewable power, clean technologies, and transportation; assess the future of federal and state policy and the role of financing innovations; identify early-stage investment opportunities; and discuss the region's role in the international renewable energy marketplace. The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing you to meet senior representatives from both the energy and financial sectors. Speakers include E2 members Dan Adler, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund; Matt Cheney, CEO, CleanPath Ventures LLC; Nancy C. Floyd, Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power; Billy Parrish, Founder and President, Mosaic Inc.; and Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors.

When registering, please select “Supporting Org” as the registration type. Don’t forget to enter your Supporter Discount Code SPT20EE on the payment page.

Monday, July 28, 2014 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Midwest

Clean Air + Clean Energy = Good Business (Normal, IL)

The nation’s first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants will finally help our country take real action against climate change and the economic, health and environmental problems that come with it.  But the new carbon standards, which were released in June, also will help create economic growth and new opportunities for clean energy companies and a wide range of other businesses as well.  On July 28, please join other Illinois business leaders at an informal, invitation-only discussion about how you can help shape a future that’s bright for our state’s economy and environment. 
Speakers & Participants
Robert Widmer, President, Heartland Community College
Larissa Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Illinois Green Economy Network
Kevin Borgia, Public Policy Manager, Wind on the Wires
Anne Evens, CEO, Elevate Energy
Shannon Fulton, President, Illinois Solar Energy Association
Brian Imus, Executive Director, USGBC – Illinois Chapter
Nick Magrisso, Policy Advocate, NRDC
Gail Parson, Midwest States Advocate, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Patrick Whitty, Director of Programs, Clean Energy Trust

For more information, contact ying@e2.org
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Partner Event: Conference Call with Gina McCarthy

Business leaders from across the country – from manufacturing and restaurant owners to insurance agents and farmers – have said they are experiencing losses due to severe weather. These events are becoming more frequent and increasingly catastrophic because of climate change.

Proposals from the Obama Administration, including the new carbon pollution proposal from the EPA, aim to slow climate change.

You’re invited to a conference call on July 24 with Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. You’ll participate in a discussion about what the Clean Power Plan means for America’s businesses. This call will also be an opportunity to share your thoughts and questions directly with Gina McCarthy.

Here’s the link to register: www.BusinessFWD.org/EPAcall

Join the Conversation on Twitter: #EPABizChat

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central)
Chapter: Midwest

Business Roundtable with Mayor Robert Niemi of Marquette, MI

Please join Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Entrepreneurs and Business Forward for a White House Business Council roundtable with Mayor Robert Niemi, City of Marquette, to discuss clean energy, climate change, and its impacts on the Great Lakes and the tourism industry. There is no shortage of sustainability success stories in Marquette, and this event is an opportunity for you to share yours and network with other leaders who are working to address climate change.

What: Business Leader Roundtable with Marquette Mayor Robert Niemi

When:Thursday, July 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Ore Dock Brewing Co., located at 114 W Spring Street, Marquette, Michigan

For registration information, contact ying@e2.org

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Meet and Greet with E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe (San Francisco)

Please join E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe and other E2 staff members for an informal meet and greet to hear about what’s happening with E2 in the rest of the country, what we’re doing to make E2 even stronger, and where we’re headed.

For more information contact E2 Program Assistant Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415.875.6121

Monday, July 21, 2014
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Green Sports Alliance Summit (Santa Clara, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Green Sports Alliance Summit, July 21 – 23, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

The Green Sports Alliance, founded by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc., with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an inaugural partner, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance

The Green Sports Alliance Summit serves as a platform for the sports community to unite around sustainability –  bringing together more than 600 industry stakeholders to learn from 80+ leaders and engage their peers in meaningful dialogue around better environmental practices and proven solutions that help to advance the green sports movement.

You can learn more about conference registration at www.greensportssummit.org. Click here to register with the E2 promo code – E2NETWORK – to receive $50 off of the Single Registration ticket price.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

SAVE THE DATE: NRDC Montauk Benefit (Montauk, NY)

Join NRDC’s Ocean’s Team for an afternoon Beach Benefit.  Invitation to come. Contact Missy Toney at mtoney@nrdc.org for more information

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Powering Forward to Drive Clean Energy in America: An Action Plan for Colorado (Boulder, CO)

In June, the EPA released the nation’s first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants that will drive real action against climate change and the economic, health and environmental problems that come with it. The new carbon standards also will help create economic growth and new opportunities for clean energy and energy efficiency companies and a wide range of other businesses as well.

We invite you to join former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, E2 members and other business leaders at an informal discussion about how you can help shape a future that’s bright for Colorado’s economy and environment. Invitation have been sent.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Partner Event: Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (New York, NY)

June 25-26, 2014 | New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.  Attendees of this event include CEOs and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance.

The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 senior decision makers, financiers and professionals in the renewable energy finance field.

Use 20% discount code SPT20E2 and REGISTER TODAY!

Monday, June 16, 2014 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Looking to the Future: Technologies that Could Change the World (Boston, MA)

Yogi Berra famously said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”  The CEOs on this panel are making those predictions and betting that their companies can change the world – making the difference between a livable future and one we dare not contemplate.  Please join E2 and our award-winning distinguished panel to learn more about these remarkable new technologies that could change the world. 
 
Phil Giudice, CEO of Ambri
Ambri produces a liquid metal grid-scale battery. The Cleantech Group named it Rising Star of the Year in 2013.
 
Matt Silver, Founder & CEO of Cambrian Innovation
The companyuses biotechnology to create clean energy from wastewater. They won the grand prize in the nationwide Cleantech Open.
 
David Mather, Founder & CEO of MTPV
MTPV develops semiconductor chips that covert any source of heat directly into electricity. The company received the top award at SEMICON West’s Silicon Innovation Forum.   
 
Invitation will go out in early May. Contact erik@e2.org with any questions.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Carbon Pollution Standards Telesalon

E2 will be holding a webinar on the upcoming Carbon Pollution Standards on June 12th at 2:30pm ET.  Webinar Replay

On Monday June 2nd, as part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA announced a proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants – the nation’s largest source of emissions.  This new policy, the most significant action on climate change taken in the United States so far, will serve as a global model and catalyst for innovation, investments and jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

Our briefing will feature experts from the Administration and the private sector to discuss these new carbon standards, how they will work, what role states will play in implementing them, and how businesses from every sector can benefit. 

E2 will also review its advocacy campaign to support and advance this policy initiative.
 

Speakers:

Dan Utech
Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, White House Domestic Policy Council
Benjamin Longstreth
Senior Attorney, NRDC Climate Center
Douglas Scott
Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission
Sheeraz Haji
CEO, Cleantech Group
Geoff Chapin
CEO, Next Step Living

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC 2014 San Francisco Benefit (San Francisco, CA)

NRDC’s 2014 San Francisco Benefit will highlight NRDC’s Urban Solutions Program, honor the accomplishments and environmental visions of Bob Fisher and Lisa Jackson, and celebrate the Bay Area as a hub of innovation and sustainability. The San Francisco Benefit is attended by approximately 400 of NRDC’s Bay Area friends and supporters, who help to make possible our growing Urban Solutions Program. The event will provide a fun and engaging platform for guests to learn more about efforts to create more sustainable and livable communities while also enjoying delicious food prepared with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

NRDC is proud to honor Bob and Lisa with special Forces for Nature awards for their leadership in sustainable initiatives and passion for a more environmentally friendly future. During the dinner program, they will engage in a conversation about the future of cities led by former White House correspondent and NRDC’s Director of Federal Communications, Bob Deans.

For more information and to reserve your place, please visit: http://www.nrdc.org/SFBenefit2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC Growing Green Awards 2014 (Berkeley, CA)

NRDC is pleased to announce the 2014 Growing Green Awards on Wednesday, May 14, at the Berkeley City Club. After five years of celebrating the nation’s most influential leaders in sustainable food and agriculture, the Growing Green Awards will once again shine the spotlight on four inspiring people who are changing our food system. This year, the Berkeley Food Institute and NRDC have partnered to host the most exciting awards yet with author and advocate Anna Lappé as Master of Ceremonies.
 
Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included with online ticket purchase ($30; $20 for students). 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NRDC NY Council’s Farm to Table Dinner at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden (New York City)

Join NRDC NY Council for the 4th Annual Farm to Table dinner scheduled for May 8th at the La Plaza Cultural community garden at 9th Street and Avenue C in NYC. We are looking forward to a great night and hope to see you there!  For tickets, please click here: www.nrdc.org/nycouncilfarmtotable2014.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Fossil Fuel-Free: A New Investment Alternative for Climate Conscious Investors (National Webinar)

Today, NRDC, BlackRock and FTSE Group announced the launch of the first fossil fuel-free stock market index, a new tool that will help climate conscious investors match their financial interests with their values. This initiative — originated by NRDC and jointly developed with BlackRock and FTSE Group — will create low-cost, diversified investment solutions, initially directed to foundations, universities and pension funds. It represents an important step toward creating more opportunities for fossil fuel free investing, and transforming the divestment debate.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 6 to learn more about this initiative from the architects: NRDC Board Member Philip Korsant, NRDC CFO Sarah Gillman, and executives from FTSE Group and BlackRock. They will share the considerations that went into designing this new tool, and the impact they hope to achieve. The goal is clear: to accelerate transition to a fossil fuel free future.

Invitations have been sent.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NY Green Bank: Open For Business (NYC)

We’ve been following the progress of NY Green Bank since Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address in January 2013. With initial capitalization from NYSERDA and RGGI, and a recently issued request for partnership proposals, NY Green Bank is now open for business. 
 
NY Green Bank aims to enable greater private investment in New York State’s growing clean energy economy by opening up financing markets and expanding availability of capital, through innovative financing solutions and strategic partnerships with private sector intermediaries. NY Green Bank is a part of Governor Cuomo’s strategic statewide plan to scale up clean energy, enhance New York State’s competitiveness for clean energy businesses, and make energy systems more resilient and reliable.
 
On April 10, join E2 for a roundtable discussion with Alfred Griffin, President of NY Green Bank, and Greg Hale, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Officer of the Governor. It’s a chance to learn first-hand about NY Green Bank, opportunities to partner with it, and how it fits in to the larger picture of clean energy in New York State. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit (Sacramento, CA)

Join us for a half-day Summit and reception in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 2nd.

There will be several important policy debates around clean fuels in California this year. The state is continuing to move forward with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and transportation fuels are expected to be included in the economy-wide GHG cap and trade program in 2015. State officials are also debating hundreds of millions of dollars of potential public investments in low carbon transportation.

Engage in discussions with industry leaders and policymakers on the following subjects:

  • Recent market and technological developments in clean, low-carbon transportation
  • The role of state policies and incentives – what is working and what is not?
  • Perspectives on economic opportunities, challenges, and benefits of clean fuels
  • State investment strategies and priorities

Visit the Summit website to register today!

Early registration fees (through March 14) are $40 for non-profit and $120 for corporate attendees. If you have additional questions regarding the Summit, please contact CALSTART Policy Director Jamie Hall (626.744.5606; jhall@calstart.org).

The Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit is hosted by CALSTART in coordination with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the California Electric Transportation Coalition (CALETC) and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC).

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Chapter: National

E2 Partner Event: ACORE National Renewable Energy Policy Forum (Washington, D.C.) (Special offer for E2 members)

Join the nation’s renewable energy leaders for ACORE’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: Evolving Policy to Keep Pace With Market Innovation, March 27- 28 in Washington, D.C. Focusing on the industry’s need for long term policy, the forum addresses the need to optimize investments and make efficient use of our nation’s abundant renewable energy resources. Use 20% Discount Code SPT20E2 and register here. Visit www.acorepolicyforum.com for more information.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Imagine H2O Water Gala, March 18, 2014 (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Imagine H2O’s Water Gala 2014 – Celebrating Water Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Join Imagine H2O for its 5th annual World Water Day event in San Francisco and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in the water sector. The Gala will honor the winners of IH2O’s Business Innovations Competition focused on food and agriculture.

This event presents a unique opportunity to meet a select community of water entrepreneurs, investors, public agency leaders and other sector experts. Come network and enjoy food and wine from Bay Area companies committed to water sustainability.

Make water a priority on March 18. RSVP at bit.ly/watergala14. Enter promo code E2-IH2O14 to receive $25 off a regular admission ticket.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Meet a True Energy Warrior: Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (San Francisco, CA)

Join E2 to hear from Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs about the national security imperatives driving the military’s quest for cleaner, more distributed, more secure energy, and enjoy a rare opportunity to speak directly with one of the most influential energy thought leaders in federal government. E2 Co-Founder Nicole Lederer will discuss E2’s work with the military to date and the opportunities to grow a clean energy economy through meeting DOD’s demand for advanced energy technologies. 

(Ms. Burke will also participate in the Cleantech Forum earlier in the day, and will engage in a panel discussion moderated by E2 Co-Founder, Nicole Lederer. E2 members use discount code SF14E2 for $300 off the current registration rate.)

For more information contact E2 Program Assistant Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415.875.6121

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Cleantech Forum San Francisco March 11-13, 2014 (Special offer for E2 members)

Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014, now in its 12th year, is the longest running and largest cleantech forum in the world, convening 750+ exceptional people from different segments of the economy flying in from 26 countries.

Registered Forum participants can join us at noon on Wednesday, March 12 for a special E2 session with Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, "Policy Lunch Session – Mission Critical: Federal and State Policy Drivers for Clean Energy, and the Role for Business Engagement". Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, Senior Policy Advisor to CA Governor Brown Wade Crowfoot, and E2 Co-Founder Nicole Lederer will discuss how policy initiatives at DOD and the state of California are driving market growth in clean energy, and the role of the cleantech community in supporting those initiatives.

E2 members use discount code SF14E2 for $300 off the current registration rate.

Monday, March 10, 2014 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Accelerating Our Transition to a Clean Energy Economy (Boston, MA)

The transition to a clean energy economy is well within our grasp. Renewable energy accounted for about 35% all new electric generation installed in 2013 and NREL estimates that renewables could supply 80% of total U.S. electricity generation by 2035. Because of energy-efficiency, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row, to its lowest point since 2001.

Despite the current partisan gridlock in Congress, we are moving forward with a 21st century energy system. Please join our distinguished panel of experts–Congressman Joe Kennedy; Professor Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future, and former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment at the White House; and NRDC Climate and Clean Air Director Dan Lashof–to explore the actions and policy framework that can accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. Invitations will be sent in February.

Dan Lashof’s PPT presentation: NRDC_Scaling to Win_Climate Action Plan

Monday, February 24, 2014
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 24 – 26, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) (Special offer for E2 members)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is hosting the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 24 – 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. This event brings together leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.The Summit offers invaluable networking opportunities including a Government Networking event where attendees can meet with U.S. Government leaders to discuss energy opportunities. 

You can learn more about conference registration at www.ARPAE-Summit.com. Click here to register with the E2 promo code – E2 – to receive a $100 discount. 

Please contact Erik Chen at erik@e2.org with any questions.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Chapter: San Diego

Partner Event: Feb. 2014 Climate Leadership Conference (San Diego, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Join us in San Diego, California, February 24-26, for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference – your annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The event convenes around U.S. EPA’s prestigious Climate Leadership Awards and is hosted by The Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers, with U.S. EPA as the headline sponsor.

E2 San Diego Co-Director Carl Nettleton will be moderating the panel, "The Energy-Water Nexus: Understanding Risk & Impact on Operations." E2 members receive a 20% discount using the code CLC-E2-20%.

Friday, February 21, 2014 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Cities: Addressing Climate From the Ground Up (National Webinar)


Webinar Replay, click here

On January 29, ten major U.S. cities announced a united effort to significantly boost energy efficiency in their buildings, a move that combined could cut emissions equal to taking more than a million cars off the road and could save $1 billion annually. These cities are participating in the City Energy Project, a joint initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by targeting their largest source of energy use and carbon pollution: buildings.

Jamie Ponce, Chicago City Director at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and Ted Bardacke, Deputy Director of Sustainability at the City of Los Angeles, will be presenting on behalf of two of the participating cities – cities with vastly different built environments, at different stages in their sustainability planning. Together with Laurie Kerr, Director of the City Energy Project, they will share their goals and anticipated impacts, as well as opportunities for business engagement in the process. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

State of the Union: A View of our Energy Future from the White House (National)

Webinar Replay (Note: There is no slide presentation)

On Wednesday, Jan 29, E2 members will have an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the White House about the President’s environment and energy priorities as outlined in the State of the Union. We’ll also learn about the President’s recently announced Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), a key tool in the President’s Climate Action Plan to guide the strategic development of America’s domestic energy resources while strengthening energy security and protecting the environment.
 

Please join us in a conversation with Rohan Patel, Associate Director for Public Engagement at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Rick Duke, Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Environmental Quality and the Domestic Policy Council in the White House. This E2 webinar will be moderated by E2 communications director Bob Keefe, a former White House and Congressional reporter.

Invitations have been sent. Questions to ying@e2.org
 

Thursday, January 16, 2014 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Powering the 21st Century: Energy Policy for the Future (Palo Alto, CA)

Please join E2 and three prominent architects of national energy policy who will share their vision of a clean energy economy and how we can achieve it. We will hear from Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director of Energy Initiatives at Google.org and the first Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E); Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University; and Cathy Zoi, Consulting Professor at Stanford University and former Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. The event will be held at the net-zero energy home of E2 Members Marcella Bernstein and Stuart Bernstein, Global Head of the Clean Technology and Renewables and Venture Capital Coverage Groups at Goldman Sachs.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Northern California Year-end Social (San Francisco, CA)

Join E2 Northern California for our sixth annual holiday social to celebrate the conclusion of another exciting year. E2 will provide hors d’oeuvres, libations, and good cheer. Contact Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415.875.6100 with any questions.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Smart Grid for Dummies: An Electric System for the 21st Century (Boston, MA)

The electric grid that we rely on to power our homes and businesses is largely the same as it was nearly 80 years ago. But technology and the demands on our power system are changing. With more renewable energy and distributed generation; the need for higher reliability in the face of extreme weather conditions; and the move to wean ourselves from polluting fossil fuels, we need a grid that is ever so much smarter to respond to these challenges.
 
Please join E2 New England for a discussion with our experts, as they explain what the ‘smart grid’ is – and is not — and explore new technologies and business models for the utilities and grid of the future.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

U.S.-China Climate Cooperation: A Great Opportunity for Business? (New York City)

In April 2013, the U.S and China issued a Joint Statement on Climate Change in which they agreed on a working group to "immediately determine and finalize ways in which they can advance cooperation on technology, research, conservation, and alternative and renewable energy." 

China’s massive investment in clean energy and the renewed focus of China’s new leadership on environmental issues present an opportunity for the clean energy industry.  Cleaner fuel, energy efficiency and renewable energy are priorities for China, and areas for collaboration. 

Please join E2 New York for a discussion with Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s Asia Director, to explore the potential economic and environmental impact of this new accord, and the steps that must be taken on both sides to achieve its potential.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Project Green Home: Adventures in Deep Energy Efficiency (Palo Alto, CA)

Please join E2 for a tour and discussion of Project Green Home, a low impact home designed and built by the Thesen family in Palo Alto, California, in partnership with Arkin Tilt Architects and graduate students at Stanford and Berkeley. E2 Member Sven Thesen, an energy and electric car consultant, will provide an overview of Project Green Home, which was designed to produce as much energy as it consumes. Dan Johnson, a designer and technical consultant to architects, contractors, and building owners, will discuss the theory behind a Passive House, including LEED, energy use, and the specifics of working on Project Green Home. Anni Tilt, AIA, a principal with Arkin Tilt Architects, will talk about the process and design of Project Green Home. If time permits, we will have an EV ride and drive after the event. Please contact Erik Chen at erik@e2.org for more information.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Is There a Role for Nuclear Power in Addressing Climate Change? (National)

Webinar Replay
Matthew McKinzie’s PPT
Dr. Greg Jaczko’s PPT

Globally, nuclear power is trending towards gradual decline, impacted by the negative economic performance of the nuclear industry, expanding natural gas and renewable energy resources, and the aftermath of the Fukushima accident. In the past year alone in the United States, multiple nuclear reactors have had construction projects canceled or were shut down prematurely, including the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California. Proponents of nuclear power argue it must have a place at the table in an energy policy that addresses climate change impacts, and look to emerging reactor designs as holding promise. The presentations by former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, and NRDC’s Matthew McKinzie, will examine just this difficult question: Is there a role for nuclear power in addressing climate change?

Monday, November 4, 2013
Chapter: National

E2’s 3rd Annual DC Forum: Nov 4-5, 2013 (Washington DC)

E2 members are invited to the third annual Washington DC Forum, a unique opportunity to get hands-on advocacy and media training from experts, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration on legislative initiatives. This year, participants will get an inside perspective on the President’s climate plan, and how we can help move it forward at the federal and state level. And, they will have a chance to meet E2 members from around the country…an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives…who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy. More details will be sent by email to all members. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Monday, November 4, 2013 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

China’s Environmental Future – A Conversation with Ma Jun (San Francisco, CA)

NRDC invites you to join "China’s Environmental Future: A Conversation with Ma Jun & Leading Green Supply Chain Experts", featuring:

Ma Jun, Founder, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Linda Greer, Director, Health Program, NRDC
Sharla Settlemier, VP Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing, Nike
Lenny Mendonca, Director, Public Sector Practice, McKinsey & Co.; Board of Directors, Asia Society
Melanie Nutter, moderator, Director, SF Environment

The event is co-sponsored by the SF Asia Society, Goldman Environmental Prize, and SF Environment. For more information, contact Andri Tai-Ward at ataiward@nrdc.org or (415) 875-6197.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military (New York City)

A new and formidable leader has emerged in the push for clean energy.  The U.S. Department of Defense is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies. Leaders from the Army Air Force, Navy and Marines say our current fuel mix is a national security threat, making Americans vulnerable overseas and at home. 

Join E2 New York Metro for an Ecosalon with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Army, Richard G. Kidd, who will discuss the military’s transition to clean energy, and the Army’s leadership in advancing clean energy in its operations. Colonel Russell LaChance will talk about West Point’s net zero initiatives and the curriculum being developed to train future Army leaders in energy management. Scott Sklar will outline the potential impacts on and opportunities for the civilian economy from DOD’s investment in clean energy technologies. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Water Wise: Meeting Colorado’s Water Challenges (Denver, CO)

Can we cut per capita municipal and industrial water use in Colorado by 25% by 2025, and 50% by 2050? 
 
That’s the recommendation from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) in a recently released report, Colorado Water Supply and Climate Change:  A Business Perspective.  E2 invites you to join us for a discussion on Colorado’s water challenge and actions that can be taken to address it, in the context of the State Water Plan now being developed by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Business has an important role to play, alongside other stakeholders, in that process.

Speakers will include Will Sarni, Director of Enterprise Water Strategy at Deloitte Consulting, and representatives from the City of Denver, Denver Water and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. We hope you will join us.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions. Invitations will go out in late September

Thursday, October 17, 2013 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Google Tech Talk with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. “Looking Beyond Keystone XL: Creating a Clean Energy Future” (Mountainview, CA)

NRDC invites you to join "Looking Beyond Keystone XL: Creating a Clean Energy Future", a Google Tech Talk with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC Senior Attorney. For more information, contact Andri Tai-Ward at ataiward@nrdc.org or (415) 875-6197.

Monday, October 14, 2013
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: VERGE San Francisco (Oct 14-17) (Special offer for E2 members)

VERGE SF will connect the brightest business innovators, innovative entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to illuminate the business opportunities created by radical efficiencies in energy, building, water and transportation technologies. VERGE tracks include: New Energy Systems, Next-Gen Buildings, Resilient Cities, Smarter Logistics, Sustainable Mobility and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Discover the future of disruptive sustainability and network with a unique audience of leaders from corporations, startups, cities, nonprofits, academia and public policy. E2 members Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader of Enterprise Water Strategy for Deloitte, Jack Rutherford, Founder of Modula S, and Scott Bryan, COO of Imagine H2O, will be speaking at the event. Save 10% with our discount code VSFE2 when you register here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Reinventing the Utility Model: Can U.S. Utilities Lead the Clean Energy Transition? (National)

Webinar Replay
U.S. Decoupling Map
Jon Piliaris PPT slides

America’s electric utilities are our most important clean technology investors, with capital budgets on the order of $2 trillion over the next two decades. Investment on that scale can move us a long way towards a clean energy system.

As technology changes and electricity sales growth slows, some of the largest electric and gas utilities in the US have begun shifting away from their traditional business practices, and instead are adopting sustainable energy solutions that benefit customers and the environment, while ensuring grid reliability and financial stability.

Two recent major rulings—by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission—have removed long-standing financial barriers to utility involvement in promoting cost-effective energy efficiency. These reforms will not only lead to significant reductions in consumer bills and pollution, they also established important precedents for how utilities do business in the 21st century.

Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of NRDC’s Energy Program, and Jon Piliaris, Manager of Pricing and Cost of Service at Puget Sound Energy, will discuss this new approach to utility regulation and the transition toward a service business model.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

US-China Climate Cooperation: Oxymoron or Great Opportunity? (Boston)

*This event was originally scheduled for Sept 25, 2013.

China and the U.S. have recently pledged to “immediately determine and finalize ways in which they can advance cooperation on technology, research, conservation, and alternative and renewable energy.”  Meanwhile, many U.S. companies are already partnering with Chinese companies to increase renewable energy and energy efficiency adoption, as China moves to address its severe pollution problems resulting from high dependence on coal-fired power generation.

Please join E2 New England for a discussion with Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s China expert and Daniel Goldman, whose company GreatPoint Energy has major initiatives underway in China to address the environmental challenges, as we explore the policies and actions that can make US-China economic and environmental cooperation a reality. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

U.S.-China Climate Cooperation: A Great Opportunity for Washington Business? (Seattle, WA)

In April 2013, the U.S and China issued a Joint Statement on Climate Change in which they agreed on a working group to "immediately determine and finalize ways in which they can advance cooperation on technology, research, conservation, and alternative and renewable energy."

China’s massive investment in clean energy and the renewed focus of China’s new leadership on environmental issues present an opportunity for the Pacific Northwest clean energy industry. Cleaner fuel, energy efficiency and renewable energy are priorities for China, and areas for collaboration.

Please join E2 Pacific Northwest for a discussion to explore the potential economic and environmental impact of this new accord, and the steps that must be taken on both sides to achieve its potential.

Monday, September 16, 2013
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Renewable Energy Finance Forum (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

6th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West (REFF-West)
September 16-17, 2013  |  The Four Seasons, San Francisco, CA

REFF-West has been uniting senior financiers, investors and clean energy executives from across the US each year since 2008. Covering a range of renewable and clean energy technologies, with a particular focus on developments in the Western US, topics covered at REFF-West include project financing, venture capital, renewable power generation, emerging commercial technologies, financing smaller projects, equity financing and established technologies. The conference also offers an unparalleled networking opportunity, allowing you to meet senior representatives from both the energy and financial sectors who are focusing on renewables and clean technologies. Speakers include: Tom Steyer, Founder & Board Chair, Advanced Energy Economy Institute; Senator Kevin de Leόn, California State Senate; and E2 members Dan Adler, President, CalCEF; Joseph Desmond, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Government Affairs, BrightSource Energy Inc.; Jonathan Foster, CFO, LS9; Michel Gelobter,  Founder & Chairman, Cooler; and Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors.

Use 20% off discount code SPT20EE2 and register Now.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

The White House Plan for America’s Clean Energy Future and How E2 will Advance that Agenda (National)

For Replay of this Webinar, click Here

President Obama has unveiled a series of executive actions to address climate change in his second term. Please join us to hear directly from the President’s Federal Environmental Executive, Jon Powers, who oversees these initiatives from the White House. Jon will give an overview of the President’s strategy to advance the clean energy technologies of the 21st century, and discuss opportunities for E2 members to engage.

This program will also feature the debut of a major new E2 advocacy tool, the website Clean Energy Works for Us, created to provide specific data on where and how many clean energy jobs are being created across the country, and showcase the people who are working in those jobs. E2 Communications Director Bob Keefe will demonstrate the features of this important new platform, and E2 Cofounder Nicole Lederer will discuss how E2 will use it in the coming year to support the President’s climate and clean energy agenda, and other priorities.  

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Southern California

NRDC Event: Banning the Bag & Fighting Plastic Pollution (Burbank, CA)

NRDC and the Burbank Green Alliance are hosting an in-depth discussion on plastic bags and plastic pollution. The discussion will ask: Should Burbank ban the bag?,  What is the responsibility of producers to help prevent plastic pollution?, and What are the next steps? Please click here for more information.

Friday, August 9, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Jerry McNerney (Palo Alto, CA)

Join E2 for a lunchtime Roundtable discussion with Congressman Jerry McNerney, the only member of Congress with experience as a clean energy business owner. Congressman McNerney represents California’s 9th District, which centers in Stockton and includes both urban and agricultural areas. A long time clean energy advocate and one of E2’s strongest allies on energy related issues in the House of Representatives, Congressman McNerney serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and has introduced strategic legislation designed to incentivize clean energy development and deployment. As President Obama works to implement his Climate Action Plan, these kinds of policies are critical to accelerating national action on climate change while providing a boost to the U.S. economy. The Congressman will discuss initiatives to advance clean energy and reduce carbon pollution at the federal level, and engage in an exchange of ideas with attendees. Take advantage of this Roundtable to hear directly from “the trenches” of energy policy in the House of Representatives, and to provide your input.

For more information contact E2 Program Assistant Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415.875.6121

Saturday, July 20, 2013 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NRDC Local Sea to Table Dinner Hosted by Chris and Patty Arndt (Montauk, NY)

Please Join NRDC’s Ocean Team for a Local Sea to Table Dinner
 
By Chef Sam Talbot
 
Hosted by E2 and NRDC members Patty Jen Arndt and Chris Arndt at their Home
 
July 20, 2013
Montauk, NY
 
Invitation to follow
For more information, contact events@nrdc.org

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Partner Event: ACORE U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum (Washington, D.C.) (Special offer for E2 members)

The ACORE U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2013. Join us to participate in the discussion with military and industry leaders, as the military services and renewable energy industry continue to strategize ways to address the challenges that remain for renewable energy in military operations, transportation, and at bases – focused and well informed discussion is critical.

ACORE is extending discounted pricing to E2 members. Register now with discount code: SPT20EE2 for a  special 20% discount to attend the Renewable Energy Forum. When registering, please select “General Registrant” as the registration type.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Addressing the Cost of Climate Change (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay
Swiss Re’s slides (pdf)
Dan Lashof’s slides (pdf)

American taxpayers are paying the price for inaction on climate change. The insurance industry estimates that climate-related droughts, super-storms, hurricanes, blizzards and wildfires in the U.S. caused $139 billion in damages in 2012, the second costliest year in U.S. history. But private insurers themselves only covered about 25% of these costs, leaving the rest on the shoulders of the U.S. government, and ultimately, the taxpayer.

In his climate announcement last week, President Obama took a major step forward in addressing carbon pollution. Please join Dan Lashof, NRDC Program Director for Climate & Clean Air to talk about the significance of the president’s proposal and what it means for our work ahead. We’re also delighted to have two experts from Swiss Re — Alex Kaplan, Vice President of Global Partnerships, and Mark Way, Head of Sustainability Americas — to discuss how they are assisting federal and local governments in assessing and minimizing the financial risk of climate change.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Sheltering Prometheus: Allowing a Small Flame to Heat the Passive House

Imagine a housing system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides terrific indoor air quality. That’s Passive House. The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) has found that building and certifying a Passive House provides a seamless compliance path for meeting the Energy and Atmosphere section of the LEED for Homes certification requirements; and Passive House technology offers seeds for more creative and efficient commercial building envelope design. Yet, Passive House technology has not been quickly adopted in the United States, largely due to thin markets for the required building components and lack of requisite design and construction expertise.
 

Passive House experts and consultants Floris Keverling and Bill Ryall have first-hand hand experience overcoming these hurdles and reaping the rewards. Come join them for an overview of the theory, technology, practice, and promise of Passive House in the United States. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Leading By Example: The White House Plan for America’s Clean Energy Future (Palo Alto, CA)

President Obama has identified clean energy and climate change as key issues for his second term – good news given the scant hope for meaningful action from Congress. Presidential authority includes numerous tools, including executive orders and regulatory action that can produce meaningful results and strong market signals for clean energy investment – without Congressional action.  The President is using all of these tools to affect national policy and government performance, including investments in advanced transportation and grid modernization, appliance efficiency standards from DOE, power plant emissions regulations from EPA, building efficiency standards for all government facilities, and a broad slate of clean energy initiatives at the DOD. All of these actions are in service to the President’s goals that include reducing energy waste by 50% and doubling renewable energy production by 2020.

Please join us for the rare opportunity to hear directly from the President’s Federal Environmental Executive, Jon Powers, who oversees these initiatives from the White House. E2 has worked extensively with Jon in his current role and when he led clean energy initiatives for the Army. He will give an overview of the President’s strategy to advance the clean energy technologies of the 21st century, and discuss opportunities for E2 members to engage.

If you have questions, please contact Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415-875-6100.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Charging Ahead: Is There an Electric Vehicle in Your Future? (Boston)

Are electric vehicles the next big thing – or just the Betamax of cars? With CO2 levels passing the 400 ppm mark this month, should we all go out and buy one right now? Can EVs become a distributed source of energy to power our homes and the grid? What about the infrastructure and the up front costs?
 
Please join E2 New England for a small, exclusive roundtable discussion with Mark Sylvia, Commissioner at MA Dept of Energy Resources (DOER); Daniel Frakes, Manager Advanced Techology & Vehicle Fuels Policy at General Motors; Steve Morgan, product specialist at Mirak Automative Group; and Luke Tonachel, Senior Vehicles Analyst at NRDC, to discuss these and other issues involved in this exciting new technology.

This event is open to E2 members and their invited guests only. Invitation have been sent.  Contact ying@e2.org with questions.
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Farming Energy: The Growing Role of Rural America in the Clean Energy Economy (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay

Speaker PPTs: Sarah Bittleman (EPA) and Anthony Crooks (USDA)

A growing number of American farmers are incorporating energy production in their operations. Whether through renewable energy generation like wind and solar, or through the production of biomass for advanced biofuels, rural communities are reaping additional revenue from their land. At the same time, climate change threatens to destabilize agriculture more than any other sector of the economy. As a result, farmers are playing an ever more active role in promoting low carbon energy. But as this trend expands, how can we promote practices that neither compete with food production nor cause damage to valuable natural habitat?

Join us for a discussion of the strategies and policies in place at the federal level to promote sustainable rural energy development with Sarah Bittleman of the U.S. EPA and Dr. Anthony Crooks of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Also get the perspective of E2 member Steve Flick, Owner of Flick Seed Company of Missouri, producing innovative energy crops for advanced biofuels.  Invitation have been sent. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

NRDC Green Sports Panel: Greening the World Through Sports (San Francisco, CA)

Please join us to hear our distinguished panel on NRDC’s work with partners to green the U.S. sports industry, and the unparalled potential for this work to raise consciousness about energy efficiency, healthy food, recycling and other environmental challenges. For more information, contact Andri Tai-Ward at ataiward@nrdc.org or (415) 875-6197.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Addressing the Clean Water Challenge: Policy, Innovation…and Brewers (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay

Speaker Presentations:  Karen Hobbs’ PPT   Cheri Chastain’s PPT   Matthew Nordan’s PPT

Water is essential for life itself and so much more, including many forms of business activity. While there is still plenty of fresh water in the world, it isn’t necessarily located where the demand is. California and the Colorado River Basin already face serious water supply challenges, exacerbated by climate change, deteriorating infrastructure and pollution. And more broadly, urbanization and conflicts between competing demands are putting pressure on water supplies. Please join us to learn how policy, innovation and business allies are coming together to address our water challenges.


Matthew Nordan
, vice president of Venrock, will frame the water resource situation and discuss the opportunities and challenges of accelerating water innovation and technology.

Karen Hobbs, NRDC senior policy analyst, will introduce NRDC’s “Brewers for Clean Water” campaign which launched last month with 24 craft brewers from around the country to speak up for the importance of clean water and the Clean Water Act.

Cheri Chastain, sustainability coordinator at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., will speak about her company’s initiatives to improve water use and engage in policy outreach on water issues.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Screening of ”The Last Mountain” and Q&A with Film’s Producer (Boston)

E2 and Greentown Labs invite you to a screenin of THE LAST MOUNTAIN, followed by a Q&A session with producer, Eric Grunebaum. 

THE LAST MOUNTAIN, an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, is about coal and wind power and the highly charged energy battle being waged in West Virginia and across the U.S. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so.

A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

POSTPONED – E2 Rockies Chapter Potluck Social Event (Boulder, CO)

This event was postponed. New details will be provide as soon as they are confirmed.

Join the E2 Rockies Chapter for a casual evening of drinks and conversation. We are delighted to have David Newport, CU Boulder’s Environmental Center Director and Chair of its Carbon Neutrality Working Group, to provide an overview of CU-Boulder’s sustainability-related efforts in operations, academics, and student leadership—and how CU is seeking to reinforce community efforts with strong partnerships and research expertise. Alison Peters, Managing Director of CU’s Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, will join Dave to discuss the Deming Center/Environmental Center partnership on nLab, a campus-wide incubator for student innovations and sustainability initiatives.

This will be an interesting and lively evening with the opportunity for E2 members and guests to meet, network, and learn more about CU-Boulder’s and E2’s work in the region. Invitation has been sent.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (2:40 PM - 4:10 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

E2 Panel at Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference (Washington, DC)

E2 will be leading a panel,"The economic and environmental benefits of military biofuels", at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington, DC. At this panel, we will discuss what advanced biofuels are, how they can help deliver the energy our country needs for both civilian and military use, and what impact these domestic fuels will have on our economy.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Game Changer: How the Sports Industry is Saving the Environment (National)

Webinar Replay

PPT slides from:
Allen Hershkowitz
Scott Jenkins
Jennifer Regan
Mike Richter

Few sectors are as culturally and economically influential as the $425 billion U.S. sports industry. All industries meet on a football field, hockey rink or basketball court as suppliers, sponsors and/or partners of sports.  The world’s largest industries pay millions of dollars to affiliate with sports because they know that sport is hugely influential on the culture of the marketplace and society at large. 

Today the sports greening movement holds the potential to become one of the most influential collaborations in the history of the environmental movement. Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, Senior Scientist & Director of the NRDC Sports Project, will introduce how NRDC has become the leading environmental advisor to all major professional sports leagues, reaching millions of fans and hundreds of businesses about the importance of environmental stewardship. Scott Jenkins, Vice President of Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners, will provide insight into implementing environmentally preferable practices at two of the nation’s leading green stadiums — Safeco Field and Lincoln Financial Field. Jennifer Regan, Global Sustainability Director for AEG, will discuss the impact AEG’s leading environmental work is having across the sports industry, from the operations to the supply chain of some of the world’s leading venues. Michael Richter, former NY Rangers goalie and now a partner with Environment Capital Partners, will share his perspective on working with stadiums, teams, athletes and fans on sustainable environmental solutions. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

E2 Partner Event: CORE Sustainable Opportunities Summit (Denver, CO)

E2 Rocky Mountains is happy to partner this year with CORE on the 8th annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit.  This is the premiere business sustainability conference in the Rocky Mountain Region.  This year’s Summit includes keynote speakers from FedEx, Johnson Controls, B Corps, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Climate instability, sustainability practitioner best practices, net zero adventures, sustainable transportation and facilities, and sustainable water management are among the breakout session topics. E2 members Michael Rucker, Sam Weaver and Susan Nedell will be speaking at some of the breakout sessions.
 
Visit http://www.corecolorado.org/summit_2013 to view the full Summit agenda and to register.
 
Through our partnership, E2 members are able to receive CORE member registration rates when you use the registration code below.  Groups of four or more receive an additional discount.  
 
Register under “CORE Collaborating Partners,” and use the code COREPARTNERSOS13 to receive the collaborating partner discount.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Chapter: Midwest

E2 Partner Event: Clean Energy Trust’s ”Clean Energy Challenge” (Chicago, IL)

E2 is expanding in the Midwest. We’ll be sponsors of the Clean Energy Trust’s "Clean Energy Challenge" showcase on April 4th in Chicago.

The event is a $350,000 competition featuring 17 finalists from across the Midwest, representing disruptive technologies in most facets of clean energy. Notable speakers include David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. DOE.

More information can be found on the event website.

E2 Members use the code FRIENDOFCEC13 for $50 off registration.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Clean Energy and National Security: The California Promise (San Francisco, CA)

Click here to read KQED’s coverage of California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols’ presentation

The State of California and the U.S. Military are two of the world’s most formidable powers – and they are both committed to clean energy.
 
As California strives to meet the carbon emission reductions mandated under the Global Warming Bill, and as the military seeks to untether itself from dependence on fossil fuel, these two goliaths have converged on one agenda, creating enormous opportunities for economic growth.

Join us to hear from CA Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, CA State Senator Fran Pavley, and Brigadier General Vincent A. Coglianese, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West, about the promise of clean energy and national security.

Please contact Christine Luong (christine@e2.org) for more information

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: Imagine H2O Water Entrepreneurs Showcase (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2)

Imagine H2O’s 4th Annual Water Entrepreneurs Showcase March 19th | Autodesk Galley – San Francisco | 7:00 – 9:00pm

Tickets on Sale

Discount code for E2 members & NRDC supporters: IH2O-NRDC-E2

Join Imagine H2O, Autodesk, Wells Fargo, Cooley and special guests as we celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in the water sector. This event will honor the winners of IH2O’s Consumer Innovations Competition, a global search for startups with innovative water solutions for individuals.

In addition to wine tasting, appetizers and music, guests will have an opportunity to explore innovation and sustainable design at the Autodesk Gallery. This is also a special opportunity to network with a select community of water entrepreneurs, investors, public agency leaders and other sector experts.

E2 is a proud proud partner of Imagine H2O and its programming for water entrepreneurs. Learn more at www.ImagineH2O.org

Monday, March 18, 2013
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: SF Cleantech Forum, March 18-20 (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an internationally recognized innovation conference that brings together leading investors, executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers from across the globe. The Forum agenda represents the most complete and sophisticated "capture" of the state of clean technology in 2013. You will leave with new ideas and a spectral view of where the big opportunities are right now. 

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is extending discounted pricing to E2 members. Secure your place with the special discount of $300 by entering the discount code E2_VIP when you register here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

NRDC Game Changer Awards Benefit (New York City)

NRDC will celebrate the important environmental work of the sports industry at the Game Changer Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. This unique event will honor environmental leaders in the sports industry who are transforming the way our games are played. Honorees are:
 
Steve Tisch and John Mara, Co-Owners of the NY Giants, and Woody Johnson, of the NY Jets, for the green development of MetLife Stadium and their collaboration with the US EPA.
 
Bob Nutting, Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for implementing environmentally responsible practices and fan engagement through the Pirates "Let’s Go Bucs. Let’s Go Green" Program and at the Seven Springs Ski Resort, which he owns.
 
Peter McLoughlin, CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Trail Blazers, co-founder of the Green Sports Alliance, and owner of the Rose Garden Arena, the first LEED Gold-certified professional sports arena in the United States.
 
Scott Jenkins, Vice President of Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners, and Chair of the Green Sports Alliance, for his leadership role as a founder of the green sports movement, influencing teams and venues in all professional leagues, and making Safeco Field the most energy-efficient of all MLB stadiums.
 
This year’s honorees have leveraged the unparalleled cultural and market influence of their leagues, teams, and the professional sports industry more broadly into a powerful force to promote environmental stewardship, while educating millions of fans about urgent environmental issues.  For info, contact mtoney@nrdc.org

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Conversation with Former New York Governor George E. Pataki: Can We Restore Bipartisanship to Environmental Issues? (New York, NY)

"Environment" used to be an issue that Republicans and Democrats agreed on. Today, more than ever, we need bipartisan support to promote clean energy and curb carbon emissions. What will it take for our representatives in Congress to come together on environmental issues?

Former New York Governor George Pataki, widely respected for his bipartisan work on the environment, will join us for a discussion on how we can bring both sides of the aisle together around environmental and energy issues.

During his three-terms as New York’s chief executive, Governor Pataki advanced cutting-edge policies in the renewable energy and environmental fields. His initiatives included the protection of over one million acres of open space, the adoption of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the implementation of the nation’s first green building tax credit, landmark brownfield legislation and programs to enhance the production and use of alternative energy.

The evening will be moderated by NRDC Government Affairs Director David Goldston, who has more than 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill working on science and environmental policy. Invitations have been sent.  Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Chapter: San Diego

Partner Event: ACORE Transportation & National Defense Forum, March 12-13 (San Diego, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Join us in San Diego for ACORE’s Transportation & National Defense Forum, a two day discussion about the western region’s expanding renewable energy presence on military bases and the key policies and technologies that are setting California apart as a leader in clean transportation.

ACORE is extending discounted pricing to E2 members. Register now with discount code: SPT20EE2 for a  special 20% discount to attend the Renewable Energy Forum.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

State of the States: Financing Clean Energy (National)

Webinar Replay, click here (Due to technical issues, the beginning of the call was not recorded)
Dan Adler PPT
Ken Berlin PPT

Before clean energy can emerge at a truly competitive scale, the industry has one more hill to climb: financing.  And, just as action at the State level has been a major driver of clean energy over the past decade, States are again playing a leading role in the development of ‘green banks’ and market-oriented initiatives that can make financing for clean energy and energy efficiency more efficient, more accessible and less expensive. At the March E2 Telesalon, join our panel of experts to get their unique insight into these trends:

Richard Kauffman
is the Chairman of Energy Policy and Finance for the State of New York and former Senior Advisor to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Ken Berlin
, Executive Vice President of the Coalition for Green Capital, helped Connecticut establish the first green bank.
 
Dan Adler, President of CalCEF (and E2 member), is focusing attention on California’s own approach to ‘green banking’ and planning for investment of hundreds of millions of dollars of Carbon Auction proceeds under AB32.

Invitations have been sent.  Contact ying@e2.org with questions

Monday, February 25, 2013
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, February 25 – 27, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) (Special offer for E2 members)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is hosting the 4th annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. Each year the Summit brings together leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. This year’s event will feature Ellen Kullman, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Dupont; Dr. Arati Prabhaker, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Dr. Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and Edutainer at Gapminder.org. Participants will include the nation’s leading individuals and organizations in energy innovation, including: venture capital investors, technology entrepreneurs, large and small corporations with an interest in clean energy technologies, policymakers from the Administration and Congress, and government officials from the Department of Energy and ARPA-E. E2 is a supporting partner for this event.

You can learn more about conference registration here. Click here to register with the E2 promo code – AC001 – to receive a $100 discount. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend this conference. We will facilitate networking opportunities so that you can connect with one another while at the conference. Please contact E2 Manager Christine Luong with any questions.

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Forward On Climate Rally – February 17, 2013 (Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; and Los Angeles, CA)

This month NRDC and other environmental organizations are taking their message about climate change to Washington, D.C, San Franscisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. On February 17, there will be a rally and a march to the White House to tell President Obama to take immediate action on climate. With the Keystone XL pipeline up for review, and NRDC pushing for new EPA  emissions standards for power plants, rally organizers and participants will call for policies that phase out fossil fuels and scale up energy efficiency and renewable energy. There will be concurrent rallies in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Washington, DC Rally
Where:
The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. ET (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
http://www.nrdc.org/forwardonclimate

San Francisco, CA Rally
Where: One Market Plaza in San Francisco, CA
When:  February 17th, 2013, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
http://www.nrdc.org/forwardonclimate/sf

Los Angelese, CA Rally
Where:
Meet at Olvera Street Paseo de la Plaza. We will march to City Hall.
When:
February 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
http://j.mp/RallyLA

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

State of The Union: What’s Next? (National Webinar)

Webinar Replay – click here

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address, which is expected to touch on climate change, clean energy and other priorities of interest to E2 and its members.
 

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, E2 members will have an exclusive and unique opportunity to hear directly from two top White House officials about what happens next with the President’s environment and energy priorities.
 
Please join us in a conversation with Jon Powers, Federal Environmental Executive, and Rohan Patel, Associate Director for Public Engagement at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. This E2 webinar will be moderated by E2 communications director Bob Keefe, a former White House and Congressional reporter.  Invitation has been sent. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Full Speed Ahead: Bringing Massachusetts’ Transportation System into the 21st Century (Boston)

Despite being the lifeblood of our economy, the Massachusetts’ transportation system is crumbling and on the verge of financial collapse. Our public transit is largely a 20th century system long past its intended lifespan; our roads and bridges are in disrepair; and an average Boston area commuter spends 47 hours per year sitting in traffic. 

Like a maxed out credit card user, we currently spend over half of all state transportation revenues to pay off borrowing. We can do better — providing more options, less congestion, fewer delays, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But first we must agree to fund the system. E2 and T4MA invite you to join Richard Davey, Secretary and CEO of Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director at Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy for a discussion on Massachusetts’ transportation challenges and opportunities. 

Invitations have been sent. Contact ying@e2.org with questions.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

ACORE’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum (Washington, DC) – (Special E2 promo offer)

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is convening the renewable energy industry and policymakers to address the most pressing issues facing the sector and to develop a policy framework in light of the economic and fiscal challenges, competitive energy environment and impressive progress of the renewable energy industry. E2 is a supporting organization for this event.

Click here to register with the E2 promo code – SPT20EE2 – to receive a 20% off discount.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

E2 Meeting with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Sharon Burke (Portland)

January 29, 2013 E2 meeting with Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense.

Portland, Oregon. Meeting slides here: https://www.e2.org/jsp/controller?docId=31184

Monday, January 28, 2013 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

E2 Meeting with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Sharon Burke (Seattle)

January 28, 2013 E2 meeting with Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense.

Seattle, Washington. Meeting slides here: https://www.e2.org/jsp/controller?docId=31184

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Game Changer: How the Sports Industry is Saving the Environment (Boulder, CO)

More and more collegiate athletics and recreation departments are following the lead of professional sports by adopting environmental initiatives — from LEED-certified facilities and onsite solar to recycling challenges between schools.

The University of Colorado Boulder has been leading the way in the collegiate sports greening movement. Working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, CU Boulder was one of the first major collegiate or professional sports programs in the United States to commit to comprehensive sustainability initiatives. The university’s football stadium, Folsom Field, became the first Division 1 NCAA stadium to go ‘zero-waste’, and along with the campus, has goals of becoming carbon neutral in the coming decades.

Join E2 for a luncheon at CU Boulder’s Folsom Field to learn more about the sports greening movement sweeping U.S. professional and collegiate sports from Allen Hershkowitz (NRDC senior scientist and Green Sports Alliance co-founder) and Alice Henly (NRDC Collegiate Sports Greening Coordinator). CU Boulder Chancellor Dr. Philip DiStefano, and Athletics Director Mike Bohn, will also share how the university is leading in this arena.

Invitations have been sent.  If you have any questions, please contact Ying Li at ying@e2.org

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

After The Storm: With Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ (National)

Webinar Replay
Dan Miller’s PPT slides

Hurricane Sandy confronted the nation with the reality of climate change, proving beyond denial that Americans are not defended against rising seas, breached levees and the devastation of our basic systems. And Sandy was only the latest in a series of extreme weather events this year, including a drought that desiccated farm land throughout the nation’s breadbasket and reduced the flow of the Mississippi River to unnavigable shallows. In the face of enormous damage and mounting costs, will our leaders act aggressively to address climate change, and what are our policy options?

Join us for a front line account of managing the hurricane response in the most heavily impacted state on the eastern seaboard. Mayor Cory Booker will talk to us about the challenges of devising policy responses to climate change in Newark, NJ, while continuing to grapple with the city’s economic challenges, and the imperative for state and federal action.

E2 member Dan Miller
, working with climate scientists including James Hanson, will describe the latest scientific projections on the severity and rate of climate alterations, and outline one policy response which would require Congressional action.

The Director of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program, Dan Lashof, will present a plan to curb carbon emissions from the largest U.S. emitters without having to go through Congress.

Please join us for this program that will frame E2’s advocacy work for 2013.

Invitations have been sent.

Monday, January 7, 2013 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Achieving Clean Waterways Through Design: A Case Study of Innovation and Infrastructure (New York)

*Due to Hurricane Sandy, this event will be rescheduled for January 7, 2013. Invitations will go out in December.

For New York and several other large cities, excess stormwater turns out to indirectly be one of the biggest sources of water pollution. Cities are now embracing new, innovative approaches to stormwater management such as porous pavement, street plantings and green roofs that absorb rain water where it falls. The city has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to create green infrastructure master plans within watershed areas most affected by stormwater runoff: Gowanus Canal, Flushing Bay, and Newtown Creek.

Join E2 to learn more about an innovative project, recently featured in TED’s City 2.0 Initiative series, that proposes a series of in-street channels and pollutant-removing gardens to cost-effectively diverts all storm water from the sewer system, thereby eliminating sewer overflows while providing several ancillary benefits. You will also hear from NYCDEP on their initiatives to reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff.

Many thanks to Bloomberg LP for generously hosting this event. Contact Ying Li at ying@e2.org with any questions.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: National

E2 Northern California Year-end Social (San Francisco, CA)

Join E2 Northern California for our fifth annual holiday social to celebrate the conclusion of another exciting year. E2 will provide hors d’oeuvres, libations, and good cheer. Feel free to bring a bottle of your favorite beverage to share.

Contact Erik Chen at erik@e2.org or 415.875.6100 with any questions.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Poised for Action: Moving Forward with a Massachusetts Agenda (Boston)

We may face gridlock in Washington, but we have vital environmental policies in Massachusetts waiting for action. Addressing issues such as transportation, safer alternatives for toxic chemicals, wind-siting reform, and zoning changes could be good for the environment as well as the economy. At the regional level, efforts to update RGGI could have a major impact. Please join us for a panel discussion of pending environmental issues that could stimulate jobs and economic growth in the Commonwealth.

Speakers:
André Leroux
Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
Sue Reid
Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts
Elizabeth Saunders
Massachusetts State Director
of Clean Water Action
Peter Shattuck
Director of Market Initiatives at Environment Northeast (ENE)

Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org with questions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Powering New York Without Indian Point. Can We Do It? (New York City)

Indian Point is a nuclear power plant just 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Hearings are now underway on whether to extend the aging reactors’ operating licenses, set to expire in 2013 and 2015.
The debate is lively: Proponents for a permanent shut down of the plant cite its vulnerability to terrorism, earthquakes and other natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile, others raise concern about the adequacy of alternative sources of power.
What are the energy alternatives to Indian Point? Does it make sense to close a facility with zero GHG emissions? What policies are in place or will be needed to promote the investment required to replace nuclear power?
 

To begin to answer those questions, we’ve invited Robert Hallman, Deputy Secretary of Energy & the Environment for Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide an overview of New York State’s energy resources and initiatives. Kit Kennedy, Clean Energy Counsel from NRDC, and Tim Woolf from Synapse Energy Economics, will discuss the status of Indian Point and present the case that New York can cost-effectively replace it with a diverse energy portfolio that is safe and sustainable.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Chapter: National

E2 Washington Forum, Nov. 13-14, 2012 (Washington, DC)

Don’t miss E2’s second annual advocacy forum in Washington, DC (Nov. 13-14, 2012). This is a unique opportunity to get hands-on advocacy and media training from some of the best experts in the field, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration around legislative initiatives. You’ll also get inside perspective on what the election results will mean for clean energy and clean air policy. We hope you will join us.

Contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org with questions or for additional information.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

E2 Live Post-Election Panel: What Next for Energy and Environmental Policy?

As part of the E2 Washington Forum on November 13, we are hosting a live webinar discussion with three leading analysts of American politics to examine what the election outcomes mean for energy and environmental policy. Did the voters provide a signal on energy and climate? How will energy issues play into the deficit debate?
Panelists include:

William Galston, senior fellow at Brookings Institution and former policy advisor to President Clinton

 
Chris Frates, correspondent for National Journal, covering the intersection between money, politics and policy

Steven Mufson, reporter for the Washington Post, covering energy and other financial news

 

Monday, November 12, 2012
Chapter: Northern California

Partner Event: VERGE SF 2012 (San Francisco, CA)

VERGE brings together business innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to illuminate the opportunities for radical efficiencies created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation. This two-day conference features a diverse and exclusive group of executives in sustainability, building and energy management, utilities, fleets & logistics, government & policy, R&D, and corporate financing. Learn about radical new efficiencies in buildings, energy, and transportation, see how disruptive technologies and financial innovations are creating new opportunities, and connect with innovators in both the business and the public sector who are reshaping the way we shop, travel, work, and live.

Save $100 on regular conference pricing when you enter the priority discount code v12E2. To learn more and register, click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy: The Role of Local Governance (Palo Alto, CA)

Please join us for a discussion with Terry Tamminen, Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R20 Regions of Climate Action. As a strategist on energy and the environment for the past 30 years and former Secretary of the California EPA, Terry Tamminen is a veteran of both the environmental non-profit world and state government. Terry continues to advise Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on environmental efforts, and together they work to develop ground-breaking solutions to climate change.

R20 is a unique NGO that can offer market-rate investment opportunities through low-carbon economic development projects around the world as well as an opportunity to invest in the group that is breaking down the barriers to commercialization of new sustainable technologies. This session will describe how you can get involved and will give you an opportunity to learn more about the success of subnational and local governance in combating climate change, to explore solutions about how to transition to a clean energy economy, and to learn more about R20’s efforts.

NOTE: A duplicate event will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30pm in San Francisco. Contact Erik Chen (erik@e2.org or 415-875-6100) with any questions.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy: The Role of Local Governance (San Francisco, CA)

Please join us for a discussion with Terry Tamminen, Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R20 Regions of Climate Action. As a strategist on energy and the environment for the past 30 years and former Secretary of the California EPA, Terry Tamminen is a veteran of both the environmental non-profit world and state government. Terry continues to advise Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on environmental efforts, and together they work to develop ground-breaking solutions to climate change.

R20 is a unique NGO that can offer market-rate investment opportunities through low-carbon economic development projects around the world as well as an opportunity to invest in the group that is breaking down the barriers to commercialization of new sustainable technologies. This session will describe how you can get involved and will give you an opportunity to learn more about the success of subnational and local governance in combating climate change, to explore solutions about how to transition to a clean energy economy, and to learn more about R20’s efforts.

NOTE: A duplicate event will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00pm in Palo Alto. Contact Erik Chen (erik@e2.org or 415-875-6100) with any questions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Congressional Gridlock: Facing the Fiscal Cliff (National)

Webinar Replay
Blog Post – It’s A Slope, Not Cliff
A Closer Look at Ryan’s ‘Sequestration’ Proposal

The big debate post-elections will be around the deficit, and whether Congress can come to agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff" created by across-the-board program cuts (sequestration) slated to take effect on January 1.

How does sequestration work? What is the impact on defense and non-defense budgets? What is the risk of "going over the cliff"? What are the pathways to avoid that result? What are the implications for areas of E2 policy focus: clean energy incentives, DoD energy initiatives, EPA regulation of clean air/clean water, national oceans policy?  

On the October 16 webinar, you will hear from experts at the independent Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, and at American University, who will put sequestration in context and offer their outlook on the ‘fiscal cliff’ and implications for the 2013 budget debate. For background on sequestration from CBPP, click on these links: Sequestration Basics, Misguided Fiscal Cliff Fears, First Round of Deficit Reduction Is Already Law

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military (Portland)

The state of Oregon, on the forefront of advanced energy policy, has a new and powerful partner. The U.S. military has emerged as a formidable leader in the push for clean energy. The Department of Defense says that our current fuel mix is a national security liability, and that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability, creating both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond. As a result, DOD is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies. These commitments by the military are stimulating innovation and providing critical support for the emerging U.S. clean energy sector, with significant impacts for Oregon.

Join us to hear from Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Brigadier General Mike Caldwell (Oregon National Guard), and E2’s James Marvin (CDR, USN – retired and CEO of Federal Green Solutions) about the link between Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Plan and the military’s transition to clean energy, as well as the potential of this transformation to grow the U.S. economy.

Special thanks to Climate Solutions and Stoel Rives.  Limited Seating.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stoel Rives
900 SW Fifth Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Contact: Erik Chen erik@e2.org

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Partner Event: Global Cleantech 100 Summit (Washington, DC)

The Global Cleantech 100 Summit and Gala is an industry event for projecting which private cleantech companies are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years and convening these leading entrepreneurs with the corporations, government leaders, investors and service providers who are shaping the way clean technologies are financed and deployed. Save $100 on regular conference pricing when you enter the code E2-VIP at registration.

The Global Cleantech 100 is a list of the top 100 private companies in clean technology. Nominated by the public and voted on by an expert panel, these companies represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. The 2012 list will be revealed at the opening night Gala hosted at The Italian Embassy.

Friday, September 28, 2012 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Thirsty for Answers: The Challenges and Opportunities of the Looming Water Crisis (Boston)

Jon Devine PPT
Matthew Nordan PPT

Please join E2 for our September event where the focus will be on business and policy solutions to a variety of water challenges and the implications for a growing Massachusetts water innovation sector. 

We’re currently facing a global water crisis that will require unprecedented technical and policy innovations. Where will these innovations come from? Policy and technology innovations have been making an impact in places like Israel, Singapore, and Philadelphia. In its own quiet way, Massachusetts has gained a strong presence in water innovation and some believe it could become the Silicon Valley of water. Join us for a discussion of the water crisis and novel solutions in policy and technology. Speakers include Matthew Nordan, Vice President of Venrock; David Goodtree, who co-organized the Symposium on Water Issues in Massachusetts (SWIM); and Jon Devine, Director of the clean water solutions team at NRDC. 

Invitations have been sent.  If you have any questions, please contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org

 

Thursday, September 27, 2012 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Recycling Entrepreneur Tapped to Lead NYC Recycling Efforts (New York)

Please join E2 for a focus meeting with Ron Gonen, cofounder of Recyclebank and the newly appointed sustainability director for the NY Department of Sanitation. As the DSNY’s first-ever deputy commissioner for sustainability, Ron will be responsible for developing and implementing the department’s sustainability initiatives, with a particular focus on waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling. Invitations will go out in early September. Please contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org for more information.

Friday, September 21, 2012
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

E2 Advisory Council Meeting – Fall 2012 (Washington, D.C.)

E2 Fall Advisory Council Meeting, taking place at the NRDC Washington, DC office on September 21.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Kicking the Oil Habit: Biofuels and the Department of Defense (National)

Playback of the Webinar (click here)
E2’s Biofuels Campaign Webpage – www.e2.org
Op-Ed by Lt. General John Castellaw in the Chattanooga Times – (click here)
Op-Ed by Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, in the U-T San Diego (click here)
 

 

Join E2 for our September webinar to hear three expert viewpoints on the biofuels/defense nexus – with perspectives from the military, Congress and the biofuels industry – and to hear about E2’s ongoing media and advocacy campaign to defend military biofuels initiatives.


The U.S. is critically vulnerable to supply disruptions and price spikes in the global oil market. Increased domestic production cannot rescue us from this liability. Our addiction to oil is warping our domestic agenda and dictating our foreign policies and military engagements. The only way out is to develop alternatives to oil.

As the world’s largest consumer of energy, the U.S. Department of Defense is moving aggressively to address this vulnerability and diversify energy supplies by shifting away from oil toward domestic and sustainably produced advanced biofuels. The military’s commitment to the development of these fuels, as both an investor and a significant customer, is critical to the nascent biofuels industry. Yet, despite the national security imperative to develop alternatives to oil, some members in Congress have risen up in opposition to the military’s alternative fuels initiatives.

Invitations have been sent.  Contact Ying Li (yli@nrdc.org) with any questions.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Ocean Frontiers Webinar and Film Screening (West Coast)

Two years ago, President Obama established the nation’s first comprehensive policy to protect the long-term health of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Ocean Policy was a landmark victory for ocean life, and for all of us who love, use, and make a living off the ocean. While implementation of the National Ocean Policy is just beginning, best practices of improved ocean management are already being applied around the U.S., resulting in mutual benefits for the marine environment and coastal communities.

Please join a special NRDC webinar to learn about National Ocean Policy, and why we need more efficient and effective management of our coasts and oceans.  Experts will also share compelling examples of West Coast initiatives to engage  stakeholders – from fishermen to conservationists — in ocean management, and to apply sound science to decision-making.

Invitations have been sent. Please contact Erik Chen for more information.

Thursday, September 6, 2012 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Salmon Wars and Sustainable Development (Seattle, WA)

Please join us for lunch with Joel Reynolds, Western Director of NRDC. As an environmental lawyer for 32 years and a senior attorney with NRDC for over 20 years, Joel Reynolds is a veteran of many campaigns in which large scale development has threatened sensitive ecosystems.   He’s worked with developers to turn bad situations into good ones, and built coalitions with the private sector and public officials to promote sustainable development. 

But sometimes there are projects that can’t be fixed, that actually impede other responsible development.   The proposed Pebble Mine project in Alaska, slated to become one of the largest gold, copper and molybdenum mines in the world, is one Joel describes as “an irrevocably bad project in the wrong location.”   It threatens to destroy a half billion dollar Bristol Bay salmon fishery and puts at risk thousands of fishing and recreation jobs in Bristol Bay and the Pacific Northwest.  Joel is engaged with a broad coalition against the project, including private landowners, Native corporations, leading jewelers, and conservative, as well as progressive, stakeholders. 

This is an opportunity both to learn more about the Pebble Mine controversy and to explore with Joel how advocacy can be used to encourage sound,  sustainable development. 

For more information, please contact Erik Chen.


Monday, August 13, 2012 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Special Event: China-SF Cooperation on Energy Efficiency: What It Means For Your Business” (San Francisco, CA)

Please join the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance and the US Commercial Service for a discussion featuring:

  • Guillermo Rodriguez, Director – Policy & Communications, SF Environment
  • Darlene Chiu Bryant, Executive Director – ChinaSF
  • Terry Fry, Senior Vice President – Nexant; Alliance Board Member
  • Stephan Crawford, Director – US Commercial Service San Francisco

Energy efficiency is one of the world’s best untapped energy resources – improving efficiency helps protect the environment while simultaneously providing valuable cost savings. In an exciting step forward, the City of San Francisco recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China’s National Development and Reform Commission to promote energy efficiency investments and cooperation between San Francisco and China. Leading this effort was the city’s public-private China-US partnership organization, ChinaSF, while implementation will be spearheaded by the San Francisco Department of Environment.

Visit http://allianceroundtable.eventbrite.com/ for more information.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Special Event: Clean Energy Showcase at Navy Week (Sacramento, CA)

Please join the United States Navy and Governor Brown’s Office to learn about the Navy’s energy innovation and growing partnerships with California clean technology companies.

Speakers will include:

  • Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, Commander, Navy Region Southwest
  • Senate President Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg
  • State Senator Fran Pavley
  • Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission

The program begins with presentation of the California State Senate’s Navy Week proclamation. Prior to and following the speakers’ remarks, California companies and academic institutions will be showcasing their technologies and joint projects with the Navy.

Please RSVP your attendance to Derrick Fesler at Derrick.Fesler@opr.ca.gov

Thursday, July 12, 2012 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
Chapter: National

It Happened in Rio: The Crowd Leads While Governments Follow

Rio+20, the global environmental conference in Brazil last month, has been called “a failure of epic proportions” and “nothing more than a political charade” – but that is wrong. While the pace of international climate and sustainable development negotiations can seem frustratingly slow, local and sub-national governments and businesses around the world are taking action. In addition to the 50,000 people present in Rio, hundreds of thousands more participated virtually to make their voices heard. Countries, communities and companies worldwide announced hundreds of individual commitments to instigate real change on climate, oceans, and cities – regardless of any United Nations document. NRDC President Frances Beinecke reported on this in an op-ed in the New York Times last week.

Join us for a first-hand account of the global groundswell for action from The Climate Registry and E2 members who were there.

Speakers will include:

  • David Rosenheim, Executive Director of The Climate Registry and E2 Northern California Chapter Director
  • Carl Nettleton, Founder of OpenOceans Global and E2 San Diego Chapter Director
  • Adam Stern, Climate Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco and E2 member

For more information, contact Christine Luong at christine@e2.org.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Portland: Towards Zero Waste: How Close Can We Get?

Portland is a leader in rethinking, reducing and recycling waste, with some of the most innovative companies and projects in the country.  How do we push the envelope, and get to Zero Waste?

And its goes beyond recycling discarded materials. It’s about considering the flow of resources through our economy and creating new business models to eliminate waste. Each step in the waste cycle gives rise to opportunities for companies to innovate, realize savings and create new revenue streams.

Join us for a roundtable with local entrepreneurs and leaders, who will share their experience on the opportunities and challenges as they progress toward zero waste goals, and discuss the innovative approaches and policies that can help get us there.

Portland, Oregon on June 14th

Martin Tull heads the Green Sports Alliance, a national force in promoting recycling and sustainability initiatives within professional sports…the Blazers and the Rose Garden Arena being prime examples.
Lew Feucht of Agilyx, a Portland alternative energy company that converts difficult-to-recycle plastics into crude oil, offers new approaches to recycling low commodity value waste that is currently landfilled. 
Darby Hoover of NRDC will again be on hand to moderate and provide a national perspective.

Additional Speakers to be announced.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Out of the Box Thinking: New Approaches to National Energy Policy (Boston, MA)

With federal deficits looming as far as the eye can see, pricing carbon is one way to internalize the economic and societal cost of climate change while providing a revenue stream with enormous economic potential. Under the radar, economists and others of all political stripes are having a serious discussion about putting a price on carbon. Could this actually be politically feasible in the 113th Congress? Please join E2 and Resources for the Future for a discussion of novel ideas that are percolating in DC and elsewhere and attracting support from anything but the usual suspects. The event will feature remarks by Chris Arndt, former Partner at Select Equity Group and Director of E2’s New York Chapter; Ray Kopp, Director of the Center for Climate and Electricity Policy at Resources for the Future; and Karen Wayland, former climate and energy policy adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Legislative Director for NRDC. 

Invitation will be sent in early May. E2 and RFF members, no charge; guests, $30 per person.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Seattle: Towards Zero Waste: How Close Can We Get?

Seattle is a leader in rethinking, reducing and recycling waste, with some of the most innovative companies and projects in the country.  How do we push the envelope, and get to Zero Waste?

And its goes beyond recycling discarded materials. It’s about considering the flow of resources through our economy and creating new business models to eliminate waste. Each step in the waste cycle gives rise to opportunities for companies to innovate, realize savings and create new revenue streams.

Join us for a roundtable with local entrepreneurs and leaders, who will share their experience on the opportunities and challenges as they progress toward zero waste goals, and discuss the innovative approaches and policies that can help get us there.

Seattle, Washington on June 13th

Tim Croll, a senior leader in the City of Seattle’s trailblazing collection and recycling programs, offers a bird’s eye view on the challenges cities face as they drive to increase diversion and sustainability.
Scott Jenkins is responsible for the Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field highly successful waste management efforts, achieving 80% game day waste diversion, while saving money.
Larry LeSueur leads WISErg, a start-up with technology to recycle food waste into organic liquid fertilizer, allowing supermarkets and other large food waste producers to drive toward zero waste solutions.
Darby Hoover, a thought leader on zero waste issues at NRDC, will moderate the discussion and provide insight into how the PNW region fits into the national picture.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

Moving A City: An Innovative Plan for NYC Transit (New York City)

Traffic congestion and transportation inefficiencies in New York City pose considerable costs on our health, our local economy and the environment. While numerous improvements have been made in recent years, huge opportunities still exist to improve our mobility and our quality of life. Sam Schwartz, a former NYC Traffic Commissioner with four decades of experience in city transportation, has recently unveiled a new, comprehensive plan. Join Mr. Schwartz to discuss his ideas on how to improve NYC’s roads, bridges and mass transit. Invitations have been sent. Please contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org with any questions.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Extreme Weather: The Worst Case Scenario Is More Likely Than You Think (National)

Webinar Replay, click here (Due to technical problems during the call, only the second half of the webinar was recorded.)
Dr. Jim Hansen’s slides
Dr. Drew Westen’s slides

According to Dr. James Hansen — renowned climate scientist and advocate for action on climate change — the probability of extreme heat waves has increased by about 4000% in the last 50 years, far outstripping the range of natural weather fluctuations. As a result, extreme heat waves like those in Texas in 2011 and Moscow in 2010 can now be said to be ’caused’ by global warming, and weather events of increasing intensity are becoming the norm. Yet despite growing costs resulting from these events, the political will to address global warming is still lacking.

Join us for this webinar to hear from Jim Hansen; Drew Westen, researcher in political decision making and climate change communications; and Dan Lashof, Director of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Air Program, as they discuss extreme weather, public perception, and the prospects for effective policy to address climate change.
 

Thursday, May 24, 2012 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

EPA Carbon Pollution Standard Public Hearings

As part of the process of proposing a new regulation, EPA is seeking public comment on the Carbon Pollution Standard.

EPA will hold two public hearings on the proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants on May 24, 2012, one in Washington DC and one in Chicago. Each public hearing will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m.

May 24: Chicago, Ill.
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
Lake Michigan Room (12th floor)
77 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60603

May 24: Washington, DC
Ariel Rios East Building, Room 1153
1301 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20460

Contact Marc Boom if you are interested in participating.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 (8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Sustainable Silicon Valley’s Water, Energy, Smart Technology (WEST) Summit (Santa Clara, CA)

Sustainable Silicon Valley is hosting the Water, Energy, Smart Technology (WEST) Summit on May 24th at Santa Clara University. Please join E2 member Marianna Grossman, Executive Director of Sustainable Silicon Valley; and E2 Northern California Chapter Director David Rosenheim, who will be a panelist at the event; for workshops, expert panel discussions, a lively exposition and lunch in this day-long event. The WEST Summit will explore the true costs of current and future climate impacts and the business opportunities that await those who address these challenges successfully. Meet with pioneers who are leading global companies to adapt to the new climatic and economic era. The event agenda can be found here. For more information, or to register, please click here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 (7:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New York Metropolitan Area

New York Movie Premiere to Benefit the NRDC (New York City)

E2 members and their family are cordially invited to a New York premiere screening of Men In Black 3 to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council. The premiere will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30pm, with an after party immediately following at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. In MIB 3, Will Smith (as Agents J) and Tommy Lee Jones (as Agent K), are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right.
 
Invitations have been sent. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Shari Greenblatt at sgreenblatt@nrdc.org with any questions.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern)
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

From Rhetoric To Reality: Experts Set The Record Straight On Clean Energy (Washington, D.C.)

As Congress prepares to consider a federal clean energy standard, Media Matters for America and Environmental Entrepreneurs will hold a press conference call on why sustained support of clean energy is good for business in America. 

For too long, a focus on the failure of a handful of companies has dominated the public discourse around clean energy.  Meanwhile, scores of success stories surrounding emerging and established American businesses go unrecognized. The renewable energy industry is in fact flourishing in America, creating jobs and lowering the cost of energy – and will keep doing so if we let it. The clean tech industry grew more than twice as fast as the rest of the economy between 2003 and 2010, according to the Brookings Institution. And in just the first quarter of 2012, Environmental Entrepreneurs found that the clean energy industry announced a total of 140 projects in 42 states representing as many as 46,000 new jobs.

This panel of energy policy experts and business leaders will offer fresh perspectives on the clean energy industry – its opportunities and its challenges – and explain why continued federal support for private sector investment and clear U.S. policy direction are needed.

Introduction:     
Matthew Butler, President and CEO, Media Matters for America   
 
Speakers:
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware)
David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
Gen. Steven Anderson (Ret.), Chief Marketing Officer, RELYANT and Former Chief Logistics Officer for Gen. Petraeus in Iraq.
Judith Albert, Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs
 
When: Thursday, May 17th, 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET
 
Call in Information: 1-866-294-4829
Confirmation Number: 32474236

Please contact Christine Luong for more information.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Fourth Annual NRDC Growing Green Awards (San Francisco, CA)

NRDC is pleased to announce the fourth annual Growing Green Awards taking place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda in San Francisco. Along with our special guests who will be in attendance that evening, we will gather to honor the winners of NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Awards–new pioneers in sustainable farming and food. Through this national award, NRDC recognizes extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, climate and water stewardship, in addition to farmland preservation.

For more information, visit www.nrdc.org/growinggreen or contact Kelly McGonigle at kmcgonigle@nrdc.org.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Cocktails with NRDC’s Susan Casey-Lefkowitz (San Francisco, CA)

Please join us for cocktails and conversation with Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, NRDC’s International Program Director, Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Susan has spent over 20 years, working in too many countries to count, as an environmental advocate, and currently directs NRDC’s International Program. She will be speaking on NRDC’s international work – Latin America, China, India, Canada, and global – focused on climate and clean energy. Susan will also discuss NRDC’s work to break the oil monopoly through curbing subsidies and markets for dirty fuels, and building capacity for clean energy and measures to curb climate change.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 (12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

White House Champions of Change

Erin Geegan was selected as a Champion of Change for Renewable Energy, as part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative (whitehouse.gov/champions). On April 19th, the White House will honor leaders who are making a difference advancing new ideas that lead the way to a clean energy future and an economy that’s built to last.
 
Each week, the White House recognizes a different group of Americans nominated through a public process who embody the President’s goal of building an America that will win the future. These groups range from educators to entrepreneurs to community activists. The Office of Public Engagement, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will host an event to recognize Champions of Change for Renewable Energy. They will be honoring Zam Energy’s commitment to advancing innovative renewable energy ideas that will strengthen U.S. economic and energy security. Zam Energy was selected because their work is helping to power a new clean energy economy with the potential to substantially reduce energy imports from foreign sources.
 
The event will be streamed live at 12:30 pm ET on April 19th at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

Unlocking Energy Innovation: How American Can Build a Low Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System (Boston)

The U.S. has always been in the forefront of innovation — from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs. But the energy and environmental challenges of today exceed anything we have faced before: the threat of global climate change combined with the need to meet the growing demand for affordable and reliable energy. MIT Professor Richard Lester believes we need a new model of accelerated innovation to fundamentally transform our energy production, delivery and use on a global scale.

Please join E2 New England and the New England Clean Energy Council for a discussion with Dr. Richard Lester; Daniel Goldman, President and CFO of Great Point Energy; Peter Rothstein, President of the New England Clean Energy Council; and Dr. Riccardo Signorelli, CEO of FastCAP Systems on how we can and must overhaul the U.S. energy innovation system to meet the demands of a low-cost, low-carbon economy.

 

Thursday, April 12, 2012 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mountain)
Chapter: Rocky Mountains

Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military (Denver)

A new and formidable leader has emerged in the push for clean energy.  The U.S. Department of Defense is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies.  Leaders from the Army Air Force, Navy and Marines say our current fuel mix is a national security threat, making Americans vulnerable overseas and at home.  Furthermore, the DOD warns that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability and create both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond.  In a time of Congressional gridlock, the U.S. military says we must face this issue now.

Join E2 and Climate Solutions to hear from Senator UdallTom Clark from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Army representatives Mark Mahoney and Vince Guthrie about the role the military is playing to move America toward a clean energy economy, the impact these initiatives will have in the civilian economy, and the response from Congress.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

A Tale of Two Cities: Innovating to Reach Net Zero Waste

Link to Webinar Replay: https://e2.webex.com/e2/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=106075602&rKey=3a1401a3a17e3d4f

Darby Hoover’s PPT
Ron Gonen’s PPT
Maria Gotsch’s PPT

Cities are getting serious about garbage. After years of burning or burying waste, or paying to transport it out of state, municipalities are adopting Net Zero Waste goals and looking for innovative solutions to reuse, recycle and reduce waste. California cities have taken the lead with policies and practices that others are now considering. New York has recently issued a RFP for waste-to-energy/waste diversion projects, targeted at new entrants with new technologies and approaches. 

Successful waste management strategies depend on supportive policy frameworks, innovative approaches, and available funding. Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist at NRDC, will discuss how San Francisco’s comprehensive Zero Waste program is advancing toward the goal of diverting 100% of waste away from landfills by 2020. Ron Gonen, Co-founder of Recyclebank, will provide insight into opportunities for entrepreneurs, highlighting the work of leading young companies in reuse, recycling and producer responsibility. Maria Gotsch, CEO and President of the New York City Investment Fund, will discuss the role that NYC Investment Fund can play in funding entrepreneurs who want to get into this space in New York.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

E2 Webinar – Playing by New Rules: How Carbon Emissions Standards Will Promote Innovation (National)

Electricity generation continues to be the largest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. On Tuesday, the EPA released its proposal for the first-ever national limits on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants — a very important step forward in the battle to head off climate change. Though the U.S. was unable to achieve comprehensive federal climate policy, EPA’s regulations on power plant and transportation emissions are important measures towards achieving the same objectives.  The new standards are expected to spur investments in cleaner, safer and more efficient power; unleash American technological innovation; and protect Americans’ health and save lives.

Please join NRDC’s Director of Climate Programs David Hawkins, who led NRDC’s multi-year effort on this work; Joseph Goffman, Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at US EPA; and Jeff Williams, Director of Climate Consulting at Entergy Corporation, to discuss EPA’s new carbon standard for power plants, its implications for power generation today and in the future, and its potential to stimulate innovation and investment in cleaner, more efficient energy. 

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

Putting a Price on Carbon and Balancing the Budget (San Francisco, CA)

The United States is running deficits in excess of one trillion dollars a year and is projected to continue to do so. There are only a few ways to generate revenues or savings at all comparable to this debt. Pricing carbon is one way to internalize the economic and societal cost of climate change as well as be a revenue source with enormous economic benefits – if the revenues are spent wisely. It is on the basis of its economic benefits that a carbon tax is currently under serious discussion in Washington, DC among economists and others who influence national policy. But is putting a price on carbon politically possible in the 113th Congress?

Join E2 and Resources for the Future to hear from Bob Epstein, E2 Co-Founder; Phil Sharp, ten-term former Congressman from Indiana, President of Resources for the Future, Chairman of the Energy Foundation, and member of the National Academies’ Committee on America’s Climate Choices; Ray Kopp, Director of the Center for Climate and Electricity Policy at Resources for the Future; and Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director of Western Energy and Climate Projects for  the Natural Resources Defense Council about public attitudes on pricing carbon, an assessment of the political landscape going into the elections, and an overview of the economic and policy considerations of a carbon tax.

Invitations have been sent. Contact Erik Chen with any questions.

Monday, March 26, 2012
Chapter: Northern California

Cleantech Forum San Francisco, March 26-28 (San Francisco, CA) (Special offer for E2 members)

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is an internationally recognized innovation conference that brings together leading investors, executives, entrepreneurs and policymakers from across the globe. The agenda will examine strategic partnerships in clean technology from several perspectives throughout two and a half days including: utilities, solar, energy efficiency, biofuels, electric vehicles and transportation, and smart water.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco is extending discounted pricing to E2 members. Please enter E2_VIP when you register and receive a $300 discount. For more information and to sign up, visit the the Cleantech Group website.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Member Discount: ImagineH2O Water Entrepreneurs Showcase – March 20 (San Francisco, CA)

E2 members are invited to attend Imagine H2O’s Water Entrepreneurs Showcase on March 20 in San Francisco. Imagine H2O is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs in the water sector through a global business plan competition and accelerator program.

This event will honor the winning startups selected from Imagine H2O’s Wastewater Prize. These startups represent promising new innovations in the water sector. This evening event will also feature wine tasting, appetizers, and music. This is a special opportunity to network with a select community of water entrepreneurs, investors, public agency leaders and other sector experts.

E2 members can register here to receive our partner discount. Contact Christine Luong (christine@e2.org) with any questions.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Pacific Northwest

Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military (Seattle, Washington)

A new and formidable leader has emerged in the push for clean energy.  The U.S. Department of Defense is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies.  Leaders from the Army Air Force, Navy and Marines say our current fuel mix is a national security threat, making Americans vulnerable overseas and at home.  Furthermore, the DOD warns that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability and create both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond.  In a time of Congressional gridlock, the U.S. military says we must face this issue now.

Join E2 and Climate Solutions to hear from Congressmen Adam Smith and Jay InsleeRay Smalling from Naval Station Everett and E2 member and Navy SEAL (ret) James Marvin about the role the military is playing to move America toward a clean energy economy, the impact these initiatives will have in the civilian economy, and the response from Congress.

Ray Smalling’s Powerpoint Presentation

Contact Ying Li at yli@nrdc.org with any questions. 

Monday, February 27, 2012
Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, February 27 – 29, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) (Special offer for E2 members)

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will convene key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials – to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. This year’s event will feature Bill Gates, Founder and Chairman of Microsoft; Fred Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of FedEx; and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart; as well as Secretary Chu and Director Majumdar as distinguished keynote speakers. Participants will include the nation’s leading individuals and organizations in energy innovation, including: venture capital investors, technology entrepreneurs, large and small corporations with an interest in clean energy technologies, policymakers from the Administration and Congress, and government officials from the Department of Energy and ARPA-E. E2 is a media sponsor for this event.

You can learn more about the conference and register here. At the end of the registration process enter the E2 code – ENVENT10 – to receive a 10% discount. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend this conference. We will facilitate networking opportunities so that you can connect with one another while at the conference. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern)
Chapter: New England

House of the Future: Net-Zero Energy, LEED Platinum, Walking Distance to the T (Waban, MA)

E2 New England Director Dave Miller has proven that it’s possible to build a fully sustainable and comfortable net-zero energy house in a neighborhood close to Boston. This is the first (that we know of) single-family residence within walking distance of Boston’s ‘T’ that was designed to be net-zero energy and LEED Platinum.
 
Please join E2 and Governor Deval Patrick for a tour and discussion of the features of what should be typical of the house of the future, and how state policy is helping us get there.
 
We will also hear from one of the designers of the house and discuss how to be more energy efficient, whether you’re building a new house, renovating, or just buying lighting or appliances.

This event is for E2 Members and invited guests only.  Invitations have been sent.  Please contact Ying Li (yli@nrdc.org) with any questions.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Chapter: National

Why Are We Watering Concrete? Managing Rainfall to Protect Our Water Supply (National)

Click Here for Webinar Replay

Our urban and suburban communities are an ever expanding acreage of impervious surfaces – roads, rooftops, parking lots – which cause trillions of gallons of rain water to run down our gutters instead of seeping in to the earth and replenishing our aquifers. On its way, this water can be contaminated with anything from motor oil to pesticides to fertilizers, all of which end up in our rivers, lakes, beaches, and drinking water supplies.

Cities nationwide are beginning to incorporate green infrastructures – green roofs, permeable pavement and rain gardens – to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and improve fresh water supplies. Philadelphia has taken the lead with a plan to develop a comprehensive green infrastructure network with first-of-its-kind financing mechanisms that leverage private capital. Meanwhile, in regions like coastal southern California, where fresh water supply is a perennial problem, green infrastructure strategies are being used to reduce water pollution, replenish local aquifers, and increase local water supplies, in the process reducing the amount of energy expended to supply water from distant, energy-intensive sources.
Please join Jon Devine, NRDC Water Program; Erin Williams, Philadelphia Water Department; and Robert Wilkinson, Bren School of Env. Science & Mgmt. at UC Santa Barbara, to discuss the new opportunities in urban water management.

Invitation have been sent. Please contact Ying Li (yli@nrdc.org) with any questions.

Friday, February 3, 2012 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific)
Chapter: Northern California

E2 Round Table: Advocacy Priorities for 2012 (Various Locations, CA)

Please join E2 California for a round table discussion on our state advocacy priorities for 2012 and how you can get involved. Note: This program will be offered simultaneously in Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco, and Palo Alto, with a conference-call option.

Please contact Erik Chen at erikchen@nrdc.org or (415) 875-6100 with any questions about this event.