Webinars

WINDExchange hosts a series of webinars on current wind energy issues. Audiovisual files and text versions of each webinar are available.

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Guide to Purchasing Green Power

April 24, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

A major revision to the Guide to Purchasing Green Power was recently released. The guide includes contributions from multiple organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, World Resources Institute, Center for Resource Solutions, U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is intended for organizations that are considering green power use or are seeking information regarding purchasing it.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the guide and the most recent updates, which include new market information and terminology, updated market statistics, new content on direct project engagement procurement options, as well as new examples on capturing and communicating benefits.

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The Offshore Wind R&D Consortium: Roadmap, Research Priorities, and the Open Solicitation

May 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Join the Clean Energy States Alliance for a 1-hour webinar to learn about the Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, a jointly funded U.S. Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority R&D partnership whose membership includes major project developers, technical consultants, national labs, and four states to accelerate the development and innovation of the U.S. offshore wind industry by removing or reducing technological and supply chain barriers. The Consortium released its initial Roadmap in October 2018; since the Roadmap's release, the Consortium issued its first solicitation.

In this webinar, Walt Musial from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Richard Bourgeois at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will present about the Consortium's research priorities, the open solicitation, and how to get involved in the work of the Consortium. Clean Energy States Alliance Project Director Val Stori will moderate.

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Quantifying Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewables

May 16, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

  • Are you a state, local, or tribal energy or air policy analyst?

  • Do you want to expand your ability to quantify the public health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs?

  • Are you interested in real world examples?

Join this Environmental Protection Agency webinar, the second in a series, devoted to quantifying the outdoor air quality-related health benefits of state-level energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. After a brief overview on the types of methods and resources analysts can use to quantify and monetize these benefits, attendees will hear from three analysts who used a range of methods to quantify the health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, programs, or technologies. For more information, see the Environmental Protection Agency's guide to Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Speakers:

  • Denise Mulholland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joy Morgenstern, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Cassandra Kubes, American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy
  • David Abel, University of Wisconsin
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Past

Webinars from the past 2 years are listed below. For previous webinars, contact us.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Comparing Strongly Annoyed Individuals with Symptoms near U.S. Turbines to Those in Surveyed European Communities

March 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This fourth webinar will focus on an investigation of individuals who are “strongly” annoyed (i.e., annoyed with symptoms) and will compare results between this U.S. study and other studies in Europe to examine differences and correlates.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Predicting Audibility of and Annoyance to Wind Power Project Sounds Using Modeled Sound

Feb. 27, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This third webinar will focus on an investigation of various predictors of reported ability to hear turbines and stated sound annoyance, including modeled project sound levels, local background sound levels, objective measures of people and place, and self-reported subjective descriptors.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Wind Power Project Planning Process Fairness and Attitudes

Feb. 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This second webinar focused on an investigation of various predictors of stated planning process fairness and relative influences of planning process fairness on attitudes.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Overall Analysis of Attitudes of 1,700 Wind Power Project Neighbors

Jan. 30, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This first webinar focused on results from an investigation of relative influences of correlates of attitudes across all 1,704 respondents, with focus on pre- vs. post-construction differences.