27 Sep 2022, 14:20
  • Milou
    Milou Dirkx is Journalism Network Manager at Clean Energy Wire. She is the first point of contact for the members of the CLEW Journalism Network, and develops events and other opportunities for climate and energy reporters to engage.

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Events offer journalists the opportunity to learn, share and connect with sources and colleagues. At Clean Energy Wire, we collect all online webinars, gatherings, meetings and conferences on energy transition, climate policy, journalistic insights and other interesting topics. You can find the list below - and do get in touch if any events are missing!

[Updated with webinars from Carbon Brief]

All times are adjusted to European summer time, CEST.

27/09, 14.00 CET

Webinar - ECCP Briefing: adelphi presents report on "The nature of conflict and peace"

Organiser: Environment, Climate, Conflict, and Peace (ECCP)

A new report by WWF and adelphi looks at the complex nexus between nature and security. The report outlines four pathways through which environmental degradation and biodiversity loss act as drivers of insecurity and exacerbate conflict situations, besides advancing further environmental degradation. The report also provides recommendations for organs, programmes, funds, specialised agencies and bodies of the UN system to act as starting points and possible next steps to work towards a comprehensive environmental security agenda.

You can find more information and register via this link.

27/09, 16.00 CET

Webinar - The value of flexibility in long-term energy planning decisions

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Climate change is probably the biggest challenge worldwide today. Therefore, acting quickly is required. However, since there are many uncertainties related with energy systems (such as, the evolution of technology, the evolution of prices, and the changes in power consumption behavior), making too much commitment with todays' technology and prices might not be the best alternative. As these uncertainties are revealed over time, adding flexibility in today's decisions can have a great value.

In this webinar, Enzo E. Sauma will show that adding flexibility to the energy planning decision process (like the option to wait and see) may be valuable and that the value of flexibility increases as more uncertainty is handled.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

27/09, 18.30 CET

Webinar - Advancing Energy Equity through Community Solar

Organiser: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Community solar can offer financial advantages and flexibility that make it an accessible and cost-saving offering for low-income households and disadvantaged communities. Community solar projects can also help build community wealth, mitigate environmental harms and strengthen resilience.

Join World Resources Institute on September 27th, 12:30-2pm ET, for a conversation with Nicole Steele, Senior Advisor for Equity and Workforce, Solar Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy and lead of the National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP).

You can find more information here and register via this link.

27/09, 19.00 CET

Webinar -  A Game Changer for US Renewable Hydrogen: the Inflation Reduction Act

Organiser: ATA Insights

The suspense on whether blue or green hydrogen would take the lead in the US market was resolved once and for all when the $369bn  Inflation Reduction Act unveiled direct subsidies to the tune of $3per Kg for the cleanest type of hydrogen production.

Grey hydrogen made through natural gas reforming makes up 99% of production,. Renewable hydrogen, also known as zero-carbon hydrogen, is produced from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s report the Hydrogen Economy Outlook, renewable hydrogen could supply 24% of the world’s energy demands by 2050 while cutting CO2 levels by 34%.

In this webinar ATA Insights will delve deep into what the IRA means for renewable hydrogen, and how your company can become a leader in this industry to capitalize on this once-in-a-century opportunity.

You can find more information and register via this link.

28/09, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Can US LNG save the EU from Russian gas this winter? 

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

In a time of high natural gas price volatility, the EU is preparing for a hard winter, by filling its storage and trying to reduce its consumption by 10-15%. 

Beyond that, the EU aims to develop new sources and routes of reliable supply. The US is already a major producer of natural gas, but no pipeline connects it to the EU. Can increased exports of natural gas in the form of LNG help mitigate the energy crisis and prevent the supply shortages caused by the disrupted flows of gas from Russia? 

You can find more information here and register via this link.

28/09, 18.00 CET

Webinar - Talking Shop: Making Climate Part of Our Midterms Reporting

Organiser: Covering Climate Now (CCNow)

This November’s US midterm elections have enormous climate implications. Americans say they’ll be voting on the cost of living, abortion rights, and the future of democracy. What most of them don’t know is that they’re also voting on climate survival. Which party controls Congress will shape whether the Inflation Reduction Act is the high-water mark for US climate action or a first step towards the more ambitious measures scientists say are imperative. Can news organizations rise above their usual fixation on the horse race to help audiences understand what’s at stake?

At this Talking Shop, hear veteran journalists share tips for making climate change a core part of campaign coverage, avoiding partisanship, and highlighting where candidates stand on the defining issue of our time.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

28/09, 18.00 CET

Webinar - Thermal Energy Storage: an Opportunity for Industrial Decarbonization

Organiser: Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC)

This webinar hosted by the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) explores thermal energy storage, a promising technology for replacing the heat demand of industrial facilities with electricity from renewable sources. You’ll hear from three innovative RTC companies that have developed thermal storage technologies to decarbonize industry: Rondo Energy, Antora Energy, and Brenmiller Energy.

Participants will come away with a better understanding of how thermal storage works, real-world applications from thermal storage companies, and what the RTC is doing to support this promising technology.

You can find more information here and register via this link.


Webinar - Energy storage gets a boost from the Inflation Reduction Act

Organiser: ATA Insights

The $369 billion earmarked for clean energy and climate change mitigation initiatives in the Inflation Reduction Act mark an unprecedented level of support from the US Federal Government for the transition to sustainable energy.

For the energy storage industry, it is transformational because for the first time it introduces an investment tax credit (ITC) for standalone energy storage, whilst up until now developers would pursue a disproportionately high percentage of solar-plus-storage hybrid projects.  What is more, ITCs have been extended to 10-years, eliminating a lot of the cyclical uncertainty that 2-year ITC extensions had before.

In this webinar ATA Insights analyzes what the IRA means for the energy storage industry along its whole supply chain, and how business models can be adjusted to optimize this incredible opportunity.

You can find more information and register via this link.

29/09, 15.30 CET

Webinar - Will ‘loss and damage’ be the defining issue at COP27?

Organiser: Carbon Brief

As part of a week-long special series on loss and damage, Carbon Brief is hosting a free webinar to discuss if this topic will be central to discussions at COP27.

No formal presentations – just an informed discussion with the expert panelists who will also be answering your own questions.

You can find more information and register via this link.

29/09, 18.00 CET

Webinar - Unpacking Republican Energy and Environmental Policy -- What is It? And What Should It Be?

Organiser: The Center on Global Energy Policy by Columbia University

With President Biden in office and Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress, virtually all of the attention around climate and energy policy has focused on what the Democrats want to pursue -- and what they can accomplish with thin majorities and no Republican support. And, after a long period of fits and starts, Democrats recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act which takes a number of important energy and climate actions. But with the real possibility of Republicans taking control of one or both houses of Congress in November, and with discussions about the 2024 presidential race already beginning, it is important to ask: what exactly IS the Republicans' energy and environmental policy, and what SHOULD it be?

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a panel of former senior Republican Congressional and Administration officials who will discuss their views.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

03/10, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Energy Prices and the World Economy

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Ten of the 12 recessions in the United States since World War II were preceded by an increase in the price of crude petroleum. Are events of 2022 about to bring the count up to 11 out of 13? This talk will review the theory and evidence about how energy supply disruptions can affect the overall level of economic activity with a focus on understanding the role of recent developments in energy markets in the current economic slowdown.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

03/10, 18.00 CET

Webinar -African Perspectives on Climate and Climate Adaptation: Energy, Water, and Urbanization in Egypt

Organiser: The Center on Global Energy Policy by Columbia University

In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27), the UN’s annual conference on climate change. The country finds itself in an important position. Egypt as the host country will be looked upon to be a strong voice for the Global South and help further just energy transitions in growing economies. Moreover, Egyptian perspectives on climate adaptation can also help shed light on the priorities of many other developing countries and emerging markets.

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a panel of Egyptian experts drawn from academia, international organization, and civil society to share their views on the inter-linked challenges of energy governance, water management, and public services delivery in Africa's most urbanized state against a background of sea-level rises, erratic climate financing, and growing water scarcity.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

05/10, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Capacity subscription contracts for the electricity markets

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

This debate examines to what extent capacity subscription contracts could be part of enhancing the current electricity target model.

The event will examine to what extent the engagement of consumers explicitly to choose and pay for their preferred level of continuity of supply, beyond a guaranteed minimum, could be part of the enhancement of the current electricity target model better to face the challenges posed by an increasing penetration of renewables in the electricity system, with the resulting need for this system to become more flexible, and, more generally, to address the increasing resource adequacy concerns.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

06/10, 15.00 CET

Webinar - How to Achieve a Just and Ambitious Outcome at COP27

Organiser: World Resources Insitute (WRI)

COP27 is taking place in the midst of soaring energy and food prices and climate disasters – such as scorching heat waves, roaring wildfires and epic floods – which are imposing a terrible toll on people around the world. These interlinked crises underscore the urgent need for countries to work together at COP27 and help tackle the consequences from rising global temperatures that are falling disproportionately on developing countries and ensure affordable, clean energy for all.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

11/10, 11.00 CET

Webinar - Winter is coming: How to shield the most vulnerable and preserve the consensus on the war

Organisers: EURACTIV and Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Which European countries and communities will be most affected by the deepening energy crisis and how well positioned are they to cope? What are the best approaches to mitigate this fallout in both the short and long term? A panel of experts will discuss policy options that meet the need for a principled foreign policy towards Russia, while upholding the EU’s commitment to equity and a just energy transition at home.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

11/10, 15.30 CET

Webinar - How to Jump-start and Finance a Just Transition

Organiser: World Resources Institute (WRI)

The world needs to shift away from fossil fuels fast — but how can we do it without leaving any workers or communities behind? This issue should be a major point of discussion at the COP27 climate summit in November, but how countries implement and fund a just transition remains a key question.

This webinar will share insights from just transition efforts in various stages of development worldwide.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

12/10, 09.30 CET

Webinar - Reducing industrial fossil gas demand in Europe - What are the next steps?

Organiser: EURACTIV

Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how some industry sectors can move from fossil gas to electrification. How long would it take, and at what cost? How can such a change be incentivised? What would the cost benefits be? And how would the demand for the power needed to supply this large scale electrification be met?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

12/10, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Global Electricity Reforms – What/Where Next?

Organiser: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

The appeal of the market-based reforms of the early 1990s has not waned in developing countries. Countries like Papua New Guinea are hinging on power sector reforms to fill in their vast energy deficits gap. At the same time, the liberalized wholesale electricity markets such as in Singapore and Australia are performing under great stress. This requires a revision and rethinking on the suitability of market-based electricity reforms as electricity sectors globally are sweating with the rise in energy input prices but at the same time have ambitious decarbonisation targets to achieve. This webinar revisits the features and experience of the market-based reforms so far across both developed and developing economies. It then outlines a set of recommendations to be considered in moving forward.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

18/10, 10.00 CET

Webinar - Powering the future of the Western Balkans with renewables

Organiser: Agora Energiewende

By showcasing options for fully decarbonising the Western Balkan power system by 2045, this webinar aims to contribute to the public dialogue on this issue. The pathways presented here show how the countries can minimise costs and maximise security of supply while limiting the role of fossil gas and achieving zero-emission power systems. The takeaway is clear: Coal belongs to the past while fossil gas is not the bridge that will take us towards a decarbonised future. Furthermore, storage technologies are sure to play a vital role in the transition process.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

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