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Webinar: Minorities in Energy - Climate Change's Regional Impacts Series: Southwest

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Thursday, 07 January 2016, 3:00

Thursday, January 07, 2016. 3:00- 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Minorities in Energy - Climate Change's Regional Impacts Series. Hilda Blanco. Sponsored by Department of Energy. Click here for more information.

MIE initiatives focus on the three primary goal areas of STEM education and workforce development, energy economic development, and climate change. As part of the climate change goal, DOE is planning to host eight Regional Climate Change Impact Webinars as part of the MIE initiative. The DOE is looking to host speakers who will discuss regional efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts as they relate to the President's Climate Action Plan with a particular focus on engaging minority communities.

Experts will provide findings from the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), energy job strategies, and the National Climate Impact Assessment. As part of the QER discussion, we plan to share climate-based findings related to national security, resilience, the grid of the future, environment, grid siting, and shared transport. This discussion will outline federal energy policy objectives, proposals, and actions, particularly as they relate to climate change and resilience for underserved communities. For more information on the QER, please visit http://energy.gov/epsa/quadrennial-energy-review-qer.

An expert on energy and climate change job strategies will discuss job opportunities by region as well as regional options for renewables and energy efficiency. They will share region-specific information about the energy workforce across a variety of energy sectors and experience levels.

The final section of the webinar will focus on findings from the National Climate Assessment and their regional applicability to those communities who are disproportionally impacted by the effects of climate change. They hope to host regional experts who can share Assessment findings and provide potential tools for resilience among minority and tribal communities across the nation.

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