News Events & Press Conferences

September 22, 2016

COP22 Steering Committee Press Conference

The COP22 Steering Committee's press conference will discuss objectives and expected results of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 7-18, 2016.

June 3, 2016

Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford University

This annual event, free for preregistered media, delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. This year's lunchtime debate on the need for a nuclear power renaissance will feature two Nobel-prize winning physicists—Steve Chu and Burt Richter—on the pro nuclear side vs.  UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh. The debate will be webcast live.

March 6, 2016

DEADLINE: Water/Science/Energy Journalist Trip to Israel

Experience pioneering water-technology innovation and alternative energy research as part of an expenses-paid journalist trip, Apr 1-8, 2016, organized and sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). Return with stories, expert sources and insight into how BGU is making its revolutionary technology accessible across the globe: from the desert for the world. Apply by Mar 6.


February 22, 2016

UNESCO Green Citizens Pathfinders for Change Photography Exhibit Opening

This unique traveling photography exhibit puts the spotlight on eight projects from around the globe recognized for achievement in practicing sustainability and educational programs focused on sustainable development. Members of the press are invited for a private tour and reception at the UN in NYC. RVSP by Feb 12.

February 4, 2016

QER (Quadrennial Energy Review) Public Stakeholder Meeting

Join U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dan Utech, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, for a public meeting on the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through end use. Attend in D.C. or watch live.

November 18, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan: What Tribes Need to Know

This final webinar in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series will provide insight into the plan's relevance to tribal communities and show how tribes can and should participate in the 90-day public comment process that began Oct. 23, 2015. Free, RSVP required.

December 4, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) and Public Meetings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to two meetings: The CAP Meeting (Dec 4) and to hear from the authors of a group of health studies that have been conducted to better understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (Dec 5).

November 5, 2015

Overview of the New Waters of the United States Rule​

This free webinar, 12-1pm ET, will provide an overview of the stayed new rule with illustrations of which waters would be jurisdictional under the rule and which waters would not be; an update on the litigation; and a review of how to determine if waters are jurisdictional under the existing rules that will remain in effect until the new rule litigation is completed.

August 3, 2015

U.S. EPA Media Call on Clean Power Plan, 4 P.M.

Join the EPA's on-the-record media conference call with Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, on the Clean Power Plan. The call is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EDT, but EPA is expecting alot of interest so is advising journalists to start calling in at 3:30.

August 3, 2015

NPF Briefing "Covering the Pope: Policy and Politics"

The National Press Foundation will bring together reporters for a free briefing (in Washington, DC) and live webinar. They’ll have experts with data and knowledge on the issues that the Pope has brought to the fore: poverty, hunger, immigration, the environment and more.


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