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…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) “Electrification” can create new opportunities to achieve key national economic and environmental goals. There are many opportunities across the residential and commercial sectors. Advances in electric technologies continue to improve…
Green Infrastructure: A Blueprint for Climate Resilient Communities
…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) As the 116th Congress begins work on legislation to close an estimated $2 trillion investment gap for national infrastructure modernization, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the…
Making Military Bases and Their Communities More Resilient
…Please RSVP to expedite check-in A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the Center for Climate and Security invite you to a briefing on the relationship between military facilities and their neighboring civilian communities, and…
Fact Sheet: Energy Storage (2019)
…Due to growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and the capacity and resilience of the U.S. energy grid, engineers and policymakers are increasingly turning their attention to energy storage solutions. Indeed, energy storage can help address the intermittency of solar and wind power; it can also, in…
Fact Sheet: Battery Electric Buses: Benefits Outweigh Costs
…Transit agencies around the United States and several other countries are purchasing battery-powered electric buses (BEBs) at increasing rates and these trends are expected to accelerate in the coming years. BEBs are powered by battery packs that run an electric motor to turn the wheels, the same as battery-powered electric…
Fact Sheet: Strengthening Financial Resilience to Climate Change - The Role of Insurance
…Every year, natural disasters inflict damages costing hundreds of billions of dollars globally – and the cost is rising. Climate change creates a more volatile weather system in which hurricanes, storm surge, wildfires, and other climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Climate change is increasingly a fiscal matter,…
Carol Werner Announces Retirement as EESI Executive Director
…Carol Werner, who has served as the Environmental and Energy Study Institute's Executive Director for the past 21 years, will step down in summer 2019, once her successor is confirmed. "Carol has been an amazing asset to the organization, and has played a critical role in making EESI the trusted…
Pentagon Report on Vulnerable Bases Incomplete
…Today, the Department of Defense released a Congressionally-mandated report on the effects of a changing climate on America's military bases. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute welcomes the report but finds it incomplete, as it fails to list the most vulnerable bases, per Congress's directive. More importantly, the report doesn’t…
Spitzer Trust Grant to Expand EESI’s Work on Resilience
…The New York-based Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) to showcase resilience as a major component of climate change adaptation in federal policy, with a particular focus on coastal communities and nature-based solutions.
Celebrating Love with a Gift for Sustainability!
…When Joe Harper and Mark Stephanz decided to get married, they knew they wanted to make charitable giving an option for their wedding guests. Joe is a magazine editor and Mark is a financial consultant. They consider themselves fortunate in life. So they chose four charities, including EESI, to reflect…
Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t: Global Insect Numbers in Decline
…A study on global insect populations published in the April 2019 issue of Biological Conservation sadly reveals that 40 percent of insect species are now threatened by extinction, and that more than two-thirds could soon face similar threats. This is bad news, as humans rely on pollination to receive food…
EESI Short Video: Obama Science Advisor John Holdren on Actions Needed to Address Climate Change
…John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor, discusses what actions are needed to address climate change with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI).
Climate Change and National Security
…The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) anticipates that climate change will have vast geopolitical impacts, including sea level rise, food and water scarcity, the proliferation of disease vectors, and the risk of mass migration by vulnerable populations to escape these impacts. These risks lead DOD to recognize that "while climate…
Building Resilient and Secure Infrastructure
…In May 2017, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) launched a new briefing series, Building Resilient and Secure Infrastructure. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that massive investments are urgently needed to refurbish and update America's critical infrastructure—public buildings, roads, bridges,…
Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum
…EESI has played a lead role in organizing every annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO (also known as the Clean Energy EXPO) since 1997, alongside the Sustainable Energy Coalition, of which EESI is a founding member. The bipartisan House and/or Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses serve…
Climate Change News - February 18, 2019 (Hiatus)
…Starting February 19, Climate Change News will go on hiatus. Thank you for reading and please continue subscribing for future updates from EESI! For the latest in climate news, EESI recommends: Climate Home News Climate Nexus Georgetown Climate Center InsideClimate News Briefing Recap: Built Infrastructure Communities Energy Efficiency -…
EESI Update 34 - Spring 2019
… EESI Video: Obama White House's Top Science Advisor John Holdren on Actions Needed to Address Climate Change John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor, discussed what actions are needed to address climate change with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). EESI Doubles Down on Resilience to Protect …
Sustainable Bioenergy, Farms, and Forests - March 1, 2019
…Growing a Sustainable Bioeconomy: More Urgent than Ever Today’s edition of SBFF is the final edition in its current form, as the editor, Jessie Stolark, is departing EESI on March 1. EESI is currently redesigning its communications products, and you’ll be hearing from us soon! In today’s final SBFF, Jessie…
The Reality Behind the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Economy, and the Environment
…Policy Associate Jessie Stolark spoke at a Fuels America briefing on September 20: "The Reality Behind the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Economy, and the Environment." She explained why biofuels are necessary to decarbonize the transportation sector in both the short and long-term.
Leveraging Federal and State Energy Efficiency Investments through On-bill Financing
…Program Associate Miguel Yanez gave a presentation on EESI's On-Bill Financing Project at the 2017 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Energy Efficiency Finance Forum, held May 21- 23 in Chicago. The presentation was part of a panel on "Overcoming Energy Efficiency Finance Barriers in Rural America."
On-Bill Financing: an Innovative Approach for Energy Efficiency Finance
…Program Associate Miguel Yanez gave a presentation on EESI's On-Bill Financing Project at the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Western Region and Territory Energy Offices meeting, held April 18-19 in Boise, Idaho.