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Climate Week NYC, starting today (Sept. 20) through Sept. 26 returns with a focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. See their calendar of events!
Next, check out OurEnergyPolicy's newly revamped events calendar for more events across the energy sector:
Featured Energy Events
  • When: Mon-Fri, September 20-24

  • When: Tuesday, September 21, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • When: Wednesday, September 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • When: Thursday, September 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

  • When: Friday, September 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Visit our Events Calendar to see more events from organizations across the country.
Expert Insights
By Scott Sklar
President, The Stella Group, LTD
Sustainable Energy Director at George Washington University's Environment and Energy Management Institute
"The year 2021 has already outpaced 2020 in terms of extreme weather events. On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida left more than 1 million residents without power for days and led to historic rain in New York City. In February, Texas was hit with a historic -2 degree (F) cold snap that left 4.4 million people without power, caused enormous strain on the power grid, and froze pipelines....

"As an industrialized nation, we can no longer rely primarily on the electric grid for publicly utilized infrastructure. Extreme weather events are only going to be more severe. We need to re-envision our infrastructure as a hybrid system of 'on-site' renewables with energy storage."
OurEnergyPolicy Discussions are now Expert Insights! We're featuring longer pieces. Comments are still welcome. Contact Kevin Mehren at kmehren@ourenergypolicy.org if you would like to submit an op-ed.
OEP Roundtable Paper
OurEnergyPolicy (OEP) has released a new white paper, Guiding Principles for Sound Energy Policy. This paper is the result of OEP's April 2021 stakeholder roundtable and a larger initiative to produce a list of principles that can guide the creation of well-constructed energy policy at any level of government.

Eleven energy policy experts representing industry, government, non-profit organizations, academia, and more identified the following as principles to guide energy policy:
  • Reliability
  • Affordability
  • Decarbonization
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Integrated Policy
  • Respecting Sound Science
  • Technology Neutral
Publications in the OurEnergyLibrary
Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP)
September 14, 2021
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Woodwell Climate Research Center
September 15, 2021
World Resources Institute (WRI)
September 16, 2021
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