Explore the future of energy! Energy Future Exchange EFEX study tour in DC, June 25 to 29

EFEX Energy Future Exchange

In case you missed our POCACITO in Germany tour application – here is another great opportunity to explore sustainability, this time in the Washington DC area:

This June, civil society leaders from the US and Europe will meet in DC to explore and discuss the future of energy. This is a unique opportunity to engage with other civil society leaders active in the field of sustainable energy and climate both from within the US as well as from Europe. The programming will not only look at technological approaches but will probe especially how civil society can contribute to the Future of Energy, looking primarily at social and environmental impacts of the energy transition.

The EFEX study tour from June 25 to June 29 complements the EFEX conference on June 26 with an in-depth exploration of energy lighthouse projects in the capital region. The program includes presentations and field trips on topics ranging from energy efficiency to renewable energy and sustainable mobility, with a special focus on the interconnections between these sectors. While these topics are technical in nature, the program is designed for a broad range of civil-society participants both from the US and Europe and will allow you to make deep connections with your peers. For inquiries regarding the program and logistics, please contact Max Gruenig at the Ecologic Institute, max.gruenig@eius.org.

Already on board? Then apply here: http://bit.ly/EFEXDC

EFEX Energy Future Exchange
EFEX Energy Future Exchange

Leading questions are:

  • How can we include all people into energy efficiency and renewable energy programs?
  • How can we ensure affordable and accessible clean mobility for all people?
  • How can we engage vulnerable minorities in energy and climate topics?
  • How can we make the leap from lecturing to self-management and co-creation?
  • How can we make progress by coordinating across borders?

Some more information about the program:

What will be covered?

Topics to be explored include energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable mobility.

We will meet with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, will visit the WaterShed Sustainability Center in Rockville, a NetZero School in Arlington, hear about SolarizeNova from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, visit Scott Sklar’s off-grid home, visit the Potential Energy DC incubator and meet many DC-are energy activists.

When will it happen?

The study tour will run on Monday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 27 to Friday, June 29

on June 26, participants will join the Energy Future Exchange conference in Washington DC (included in the cost of the study tour)

Where will we go?

The study tour will go to places in the District, Virginia and Maryland. During the entire week, we will stay at one hotel.

Who can participate?

The ca. 15 strong study tour group will include people working in NGOs or otherwise active in civil society in the US and Europe and with an interest in energy topics. We are especially interested in anybody working on tangential fields or intersections.

How much does this cost me?

We will ask you to pay for your own travel to DC and cover a part of the program costs by contributing 950 USD.

In return, you will receive:

  • 5-night hotel accommodation (Hyatt House DC The Wharf)
  • meals during the program
  • local transport
  • access to the EFEX conference
  • access to the study tour program

What if you live in the DC area?

You can still join and your co-pay is reduced to just 250 USD.

You then receive:

  • meals during the program
  • local transport
  • access to the EFEX conference
  • access to the study tour program

If you are interested, then please apply right away as we will allocate spots on a first come first served basis.

To apply, simply fill out our application form online: http://bit.ly/EFEXDC

The program is part of the EU funded transatlantic civil society dialog Future of Energy Exchange EFEX.