The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass. We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.

fracked gas webinar
— Setting the record straight on fracked gas disinformation.
For decades, the oil & gas industry has sold the dangerous narrative that methane gas is natural, safe, and clean while fracking continues to harm the health of communities across the country and worsen global warming.

Join us for an interactive discussion with Caleb Heeringa, who is leading the new Gas Leaks campaign.

Gas Leaks aims to set the record straight on fracked gas by telling the truth about how this deadly disinformation is harming our communities and heating our planet.

Caleb will discuss the campaign and how you can use its media assets to help fight the gas industry. He’ll also discuss their research into what types of messaging and communications are effective to shift hearts and minds on fracked gas and share Gas Leaks resources that can be used in local gas campaigns.

This will be an interactive event, and we encourage activists and leaders fighting fracking near their homes to share their experiences with messaging on fracked gas at the point of extraction! 

Free public event. Hosted by Halt the Harm Network.

6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
» Register here  

fix the grid summit

— Fix the Grid Strategy Summit 2022

Do you want to know how to make our regional electric grid more renewable and more transparent?

Do you want to dig into how to get our state leadership to be more active in pushing for the kind of grid we need?

Do you want to meet other grassroots advocates, legal experts, and policy pros who are tackling the messiness that is our grid?

Then you should join us for this virtual summit!

This event will include two panels featuring fantastic speakers and several breakout groups to facilitate dialogue and agree on collaborative next steps.

We do recognize that this event is all day on a weekday — financial assistance is available to compensate folks for lost wages or other needs. We strongly encourage residents of frontline communities to attend, and want to do whatever we can to help make that possible. So please reach out if you have any needs that we can accommodate to help you participate!

Free public event. Hosted by Action Network, Fix the Grid campaign.

9am to 5pm on Zoom
» Register here by October 10th to secure your spot.
» A pre-summit primer will be held on Thursday, October 6th 1-1:30pm to provide some background info and “grid 101” for folks who are less familiar but would like to attend the summit. Register for the summit to receive information about the primer.

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WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Rewiring America have partnered to present, Advancing Environmental Justice Through the Inflation Reduction Act. You can RSVP below and, please, share this with EJ-minded building electrification/energy efficiency advocates in your circle.

Free public event.

12:00 pm ET
» Register here     

CESA-WFO webinars
— Introduction to Floating Wind Technology and Markets
Offshore wind is a rapidly accelerating industry in the United States, but many challenges lie ahead. Some coastal waters, including those off the West Coast of the US, are too deep to install traditional, fixed-bottom wind turbines. Around the world, renewable energy developers are turning to floating turbines as a solution. This promising technology will revolutionize where and how we generate offshore wind power, but states and developers must work together to determine how best to deploy it.

In this webinar, co-hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance and World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO), Adrienne Downey from offshore wind project developer Hexicon Group will present the current state of floating offshore wind technology around the world. California Energy Commissioner Kourtney Vaccaro will discuss the potential of floating offshore wind in the US and the obstacles to its adoption. CESA’s Sam Schact and WFO’s Mike Matthews will moderate.

Free public event. Hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
» Register here     

EV charging at multi-fams
— The value of installing EV charging at apartments and condos

Although only 2% of new cars in the US are electric, EV adoption is ready to explode. The next wave of EV adopters will include condo and apartment dwellers, who will be looking for residences where charging is accessible. Buildings that offer charging will have an advantage in attracting and retaining tenants, and there are plenty of incentives to make installation affordable.

Join this hour-long event to hear from EV experts and property owners about the benefits to reap by planning for EV charging.

Free public event. Hosted by Green Energy Consumers Alliance

3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
» RSVP here      

climate chaos demonstration
— Stop Funding Climate Chaos Demonstration
Free public event.

4:15 – 5:15 pm EDT
Academy Park, across from Capital Building
Albany, NY
» More on social media   

(Heavy Rain Date 10/19, Same Time)
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— Eversource Headquarters Standout!
Free public event. Hosted by Climate Action Now

4:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Park next door to Hampton Inn Village Shops
West of Eversource (view)
55 Russell St. (Rt. 9)
Hadley, MA
» More info here (scroll down through newsletter)   
» Go HERE for an action guide which will give you all the info you need.      

CEG webinars
— Evaluating the Capabilities of Behind-the-Meter Solar+Storage for Providing Backup Power during Long-Duration Power Interruptions
Customer-sited solar+storage can help homes and businesses maintain essential activities during grid outages. A new report by Berkeley Lab estimates the performance of commercially available solar+storage systems in providing behind-the-meter critical-load or whole-building backup power during long-duration outages. Researchers modeled scenarios across a wide range of geographies, building types, and power interruption conditions.

The study also considers a set of 10 historical long-duration power outage events and evaluates how solar+storage could have performed in providing backup power during those specific events. 

In this webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group, report co-author Galen Barbose will present the findings. Free public event.

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
» Register here    

CESA webinars
— State Leadership in Decarbonizing the Building Sector, Featuring California and New York
The building sector is a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This CESA webinar will highlight two state initiatives that are making a big impact in decarbonizing this sector:

California’s 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for newly constructed buildings and renovated buildings blazes a trail for states seeking to decarbonize aggressively and cost-effectively.

The New York Clean Energy Initiative provides incentives and technical assistance for electrification and high-performance envelope improvements in new and existing multifamily affordable housing developments.

These programs were recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. In this webinar, representatives from the California Energy Commission and NYSERDA will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. CESA’s Warren Leon will moderate.

Free public event. Hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

1:00 – 2:30pm ET
» Register here       

CESA webinars
— Innovative Avenues to Public Participation in Clean Energy Development, Featuring Connecticut and Washington
This CESA webinar will highlight two impressive and impactful state programs that are accelerating the development of clean energy while increasing public participation in the process:

Connecticut’s Green Liberty Bonds program, which is modelled after the war bonds of the 1940s, allows individual investors to purchase bonds in low-dollar denominations, enabling people to directly participate in the green economy and earn a return on their investment.

In Washington, the 2021 State Energy Strategy provides a roadmap for the state to meet its critical and ambitious energy and climate goals: transitioning to 100% clean electricity by 2045 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

These programs were recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. In this webinar, representatives from the CT Green Bank and the Washington Department of Commerce will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. CESA’s Vero Bourg-Meyer will moderate.

Free public event. Hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
» Register here   

CESA webinars
— Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage: Comparing State Policies
A variety of studies and disparate datasets track state energy storage polices, but these datasets do not cover all behind-the-meter (BTM) related storage policy. Moreover, these databases do not align these policies with the policy stacking framework. Thus, it is unclear what BTM storage policies are adopted across the country, what should comprise a complete storage policy framework or stack, and how states policies compare against that stack.

A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addresses this gap in the literature by developing a state policy stack for BTM battery storage compared across all fifty states. This first-of-its-kind BTM storage policy stack includes 11 parent policy categories, and 31 associated policies divided across the market preparation, creation, and expansion policy components.

In this webinar, hosted by CESA for the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, NREL’s Jeff Cook will present the report’s findings.

Free public event. Hosted by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
» Register here     

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