Dear Friend,

We have a number of events coming up May and several new blogs for you to dive into!
In This Publication
  • Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Fossil Energy, Leaders in Energy (LE) May 29th Event
  • May 22nd Circular Economy Working Group & Other Activities
  • Other Events You'll Love
  • New Blogs
  • Bookmarked
Leaders in Energy Event on May 29th
"Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Fossil Energy: In Search of the Next Better" 
Wednesday, May 29th; 5:30 - 8:30 PM, Industrious Ballston, 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22203 - How can we reduce the carbon footprint of fossil energy through carbon capture and renewable hydrogen? Hydrogen and carbon are the building blocks of our hydrocarbon planet. Kicking the fossil carbon habit means developing technologies for a ‘new carbon economy’. Products of this new carbon economy can cover the full array of the things we use every day.
 
Bill Brandon, the Chief Technology and Research Officer and Vice President for Leaders in Energy (LE) and the President and CEO of Industrial Ecosystems Partners (IEP) will be our moderator and a speaker. This article by Bill Brandon examines a number of related topics including how Germany is experimenting with producing methane from waste CO2 and H2 produced from excess renewable power capacity (see more on the Shell electrolysis plant in our Bookmarked section). In addition, renewable hydrogen can be combined with waste CO2 to make liquid fuels.

Learn more about our program here. Register below. Early bird discounts through May 22nd. Job seeker and student discounts also available. Ticket includes program, pizza, and beverages.

Leaders in Energy Circular Economy
Working Group & Activities
Circular Economy Working Group

Wednesday, May 22nd; Circular Economy Working Group:
6:00 - 7:00 PM WeWork, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC - Our next Circular Economy Working Group event will host guest speaker Tim Young, President of Young Marketing Consulting, and is a consultant to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. He will lead a discussion around sustainability in the printing industry. You can RSVP here and join the Circular Economy Google Group to be notified of the location and receive other updates for this group's activities.
LE Collaboration on the Circular Economy with the
Global Co-Lab Network's Eco Teen Action Network

Saturday, May 18th; EcoTeen Action Network Open House: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Conservation Pavilion at Smithsonian National Zoo - We will be attending this event for teens focused on reducing plastic pollution to host a table and speak about our Circular Economy activities. Bring your teens and learn more about what we and other groups in the DMV are doing to reduce plastic waste!
Other Events You'll Love
Monday, May 13th; Green New Deal; 7:00 - 8:00 PM, 2455 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC - The final stop of the Sunrise Movement's Green New Deal Tour is in the nation's capital. Joined by Sen. Ed Markey, local climate justice and labor leaders, and Rhiana Gunn-Wright the policy architect for the Green New Deal, this event will lay out the roadmap for the movement's ambitious initiative to rapidly decarbonize the United State. Grab a ticket here.

Tuesday May 14th; Startup Pitch Practice & Reception: 2:00 - 7:00 PM 1425 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C 20005 - Hosted by Clean Energy Business Network and Potential Energy DC, this event will allow green and sustainable startups a chance to practice and receive feedback on their pitches for funding. The event will wrap up with a rooftop happy hour afterwards where founders, investors, and the green community can network. RSVP here.
New Blogs
If you would like to write an article for our blog, please reach out to Miriam Aczel, maczel@leadersinenergy.org.
By: Editorial Staff of BUSINESS.COM
See how smaller orgs can get started planning to save energy and green. Tom Paladino, founder and CEO of Paladino and Company, is cited from the well-known green architecture company which has an office in the DC Metro area.
By: Tania Longeau
How do you go about purchasing office supplies that are good for the environment? Our good friend Tania breaks down some common purchases where choice has impact.
By: Miriam Aczel
There's a lot of buzz across the Atlantic of students striking and protesting for action on climate change. The movement has spread across the globe, and we breakdown what the kids are asking for here.
By: Meg Wilcox
Innovation doesn't just happen in Silicon-Valley. A select number of non-profits are supporting early stage companies that have the potential to develop tech that will change the world.
BOOKMARKED
This is a new section to share interesting articles and reports that we at Leaders in Energy are reading. If you have worked on a project that is published or have recommendations on content that is relevant to the community please share with kylesaukas@gmail.com.
Shell is building, with ITM Power, a new hydrogen electrolysis plant, the largest of its kind in the world.  These and other related developments will be discussed at our upcoming May 29th event to ways to reduce the carbon footprint of fossil energy. It is encouraging to see companies like Shell moving in this direction. Check out this related Houston Chronicle article on how the new Shell president of its North American operations in Houston, Gretchen Watkins, "wants to develop a U.S.-focused plan for how the company will move forward in the energy transition and start putting it into action."
The Green New Deal is driving lots of discussions across the energy universe. We encourage you to listen to this recent episode of the Political Climate podcast, a bipartisan - inside look - at energy and environment politics, where the architects of the Green New Deal's policy proposals speak about their ambitions.
One day every company may want an experienced professional who knows the ins and outs of the circular economy. Here are 5 things you need to know if you want to lead in this emerging professional space
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Best,

Janine Finnell
Executive Director

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