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  • Putting Free Enterprise to Work on Energy and Climate
    November 07, 2013
    6:15pm - 8:00pm

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    Bob Inglis, former U.S. Congressman and current director of the the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will assert that climate change is a conversation that was started and is still dominated today by those on the left and center of the political spectrum. He believes, however, that it's also an issue that conservatives are positioned to lead on because free enterprise can help solve our energy and climate challenges through a true cost comparison between competing fuels. E&EI is promoting a free-enterprise solution, specifically a revenue-neutral tax swap that shifts taxes off of income and capital and on to carbon dioxide - tax the bad and quit taxing the good.  Having set the economics right (by internalizing negative externalities/revealing hidden costs), the free enterprise system will deliver innovation faster and more efficiently than government mandates, incentives or regulations ever could.


  • Fueling our Future
    November 05, 2013
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    http://www.ypenergy.org/en/cev/1615

    How do you power a global city? Rising levels of carbon emissions and other pollutants caused by the burning of hydrocarbons such as coal, gas, and oil demand new ways to source New York’s growing levels of energy consumption. Today, politicians including Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo, as well as innovators in the public and private sectors are collaborating to make New York a growth bed for cleantech innovation. What have been their successes and challenges, and what implications do these have on a global scale? Join the discussion with the policy makers and the innovators who are not only developing cleantech in New York, but who are driving the global cleantech landscape.

  • What Keeps the City Moving? A Look at Infrastructure in NYC Post Sandy
    November 04, 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

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    Join YPE as we explore NYC infrastructure one year post-Sandy. We will sit down with Griffin Reilly from Con Edison, Candice Tsay from the NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, and Derek Braithwaite from the NYC Transit Authority to hear how these agencies are working together and planning for the future. These experts will answer your questions about what they've done since Sandy and how they are planning for future storms and climate change. After the panel discussion, we will have light refreshments and networking with energy professionals. 



  • Lunch Discussion: The German “Energy Transition” & the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau
    November 04, 2013
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Center for Global Affairs invite you to join us for a lunch discussion about the German “Energy Transition” and the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), a renewable energy cooperative. Rebecca Bertram of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Eva Stegen of EWS will lead the discussion. 

    When ElektrizitatsWerke Schönau (EWS) decided to buy the local grid in 1991, the energy market was not yet liberalized and financial support systems were absent. By buying the grid, EWS aimed to reorganize it in an ecological manner. In order to transform the grid and the energy production, EWS stimulated citizens to install renewable energy production units by facilitating their connection to the grid and by paying special feed-in tariffs. At the moment, the produced energy of citizens is exported to the grid and they are compensated under the terms of the German Renewable Energy Act. EWS claims that by taking the grid and the sale of energy into their own hands, citizens can change the business model to suit the needs of their members. The discussion will touch on the cooperative's strength: the use of social power, utilizing the power of volunteers that bring in expertise for free as well as the question of implementing this model in other communities.


  • How Will A Carbon Tax Change Our Lives
    November 01, 2013
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Event is free, seating on a first-come, first-serve basis

    How will a carbon tax change Americans' attitudes and practices about energy, consumption and the natural world? Proponents of a robustly rising carbon tax are confident it will spark widespread changes in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to "decarbonize" the economy. Rarely, however, do we consider whether taxing fossil fuels could alter our deep-seated beliefs about resources, communities and our common humanity Sponsors: Carbon Tax Center & the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Speakers: Denis Hayes, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Juliet Schor, and Tim DeChristopher. Moderator: Charles Komanoff

  • ACE NY's Seventh Annual Fall Conference & Membership Meeting
    October 30, 2013
    8:30am - 6:30pm
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    For a full agenda for the conference, please visit: http://www.aceny.org/conferences.cfm/confid/87006

  • Startup Essentials (event #2): StreetEasy CTO & co-founder
    October 30, 2013
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
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    #StartupEssentials aims to provide new or aspiring members of the New York tech community, who are ready to start their own businesses, with an eclectic network of experienced entrepreneurs who can help to refine the process of finding a viable mission statement to selecting the right collaborators for a founding team to building brand equity and managing operational growth.
    This will be the second in a 10-event series.

  • Fail Smart: Mistakes Creatives Can Learn From
    October 30, 2013
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
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    turnstone is excited to host Fail Smart: Mistakes Creatives Can Learn From at Digital DUMBO's new community lounge and event space, dd:OUTPOST. We invite you to join us and hear from local entrepreneurs that will share their experiences around launching and growing a business.  Learn what did and didn't work, and apply those tangible lessons to your own business, whether you've already started one or are simply thinking about it.  You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs in an intimate, interactive setting at this free panel discussion.  Register today!
      We invite you to join us and hear from creatives who will share lessons they've learned that have helped to steer their careers towards success.  Panels and keynotes will address issues faced by today's most innovative businesses, including talent, pace and growth.  Speakers will answer questions such as "What was the worst advice you were ever given and followed?" or "Is failure necessary and can you learn from those mistakes?" Agenda: 5:30-6:00 PM: Registration and Networking 6:00- 6:45 PM: Panel Discussion 6:45-7:00 PM: Q&A 7:00-8:00 PM: Networking

  • Bridging the US Boom: Global Markets Prepare
    October 29, 2013
    10:24am - 10:24am
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    There is no question the surge in unconventional extraction has everyone looking toward the US for what’s coming next. What began as a natural gas bonanza has transformed into a suite of hydrocarbons, prolific in production. As this boom echoes across the planet, shaking the global panorama with talk of exports, creating new markets and disposing of others, the world must prepare itself while this vast potential takes hold. Power producers contemplate important choices on fuel supplies, midstream and downstream industries see opportunities that haven’t been available for years and infrastructure providers may benefit most of all. The opportunities are limited only by the prudence of strategic investments and clarity of regulatory direction. The real success of this revolution, seen in several decades, will be determined by the response the global industry makes today.

  • Pre-Proposal Application Closes
    October 11, 2013
    1:00pm - 3:33pm
  • Pre-Proposal Application Opens
    September 30, 2013
    9:00am - 9:00am
  • Info Session at Columbia University
    September 30, 2013
    11:00am - 3:33pm

    Interested in learning more about PowerBridgeNY? Come to an informational session at Columbia University's Morningside Campus to learn more! See more details and register for this event.