Category Archives: energy

The Urgency of Now and Building a Global Action Network for Change

Do you feel that you matter and that you can make a difference to make this world a better place through positive action? Increasingly, people are feeling bombarded by so much bad news that they can start totally tuning out or becoming paralyzed by inaction because they are totally overloaded or disillusioned. It’s like what can one person do?

Microgrids reach a tipping point

Federal and local government and industry professionals discussed microgrid technologies and trends at a forum on October 19, 2017 at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The event was cohosted by Leaders in Energy and Resilient Virginia and sponsored by EEI, eSai LLC, and Microgrid Knowledge.

The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is increasingly seen as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in an age of intense weather events and cybersecurity threats.

Nomination of Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions: 2017

Nomination of Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions: 2017

NOTE:  We are delighted with the nominations that we have received!   Our  Nominating Committee will be commencing its deliberations.  Stayed tuned for our announcement of the FOUR GEN Awardees in the near future.  REGISTER HERE for our Four Generations Awards and Holiday more »

4th Annual Leaders in Energy Four Generations Awards and Holiday Event

4th Annual Leaders in Energy Four Generations Awards and Holiday Event

You are invited to join Leaders in Energy for our 4th annual “Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday Event.”  The award ceremony will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.   Our more »

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability

A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA, September 18, 2017 / Join us for a workshop to meet with those interested in developing a circular economy in the District of more »

Clean energy professionals exchange career tips

Leaders in Energy conducted its 4th annual Green Jobs Forum and Green Career Workshop on August 17, 2017. The sold-out event, with over 100 people participating, was held at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Join us for our fourth Annual Green Jobs forum on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm. We’re bringing together green job seekers and providers of green jobs to exchange information about current and future market trends. There will also be a pre-event workshop more »

Janine Finnell and John Gaffigan interview on WERA 96.7 on June 14

Leaders in Energy’s Janine Finnell and John Gaffigan will be the guests on The Green & Sexy Radio Show on Wednesday, June 14th, at 7:00 pm (EDT). The Green & Sexy Radio Show will broadcast live on WERA 96.7FM and stream at: more »

Cybersecurity and the power grid

In the face of the mounting threats of cyberattacks and the vulnerable, interdependent electric grid systems, governments, utilities, businesses, and people need to come together and do what is necessary to be prepared. No one can afford to be complacent. This was the message at the Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity forum held by Leaders in Energy at Make Offices in Arlington, VA (Clarendon) on June 1, 2017.

Opinion: The frog, climate change, and Trump

There is a short analogy that has been used to explain the human response to climate change (whether in the form of denial, inaction, or delay, or simply nonchalance): that if you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he will hop right out, but if you put the frog in a pot of cold water and then turn on the burner, he will remain calmly in the pot until he is fully cooked.

The analogy does provide some insight into our lackadaisical response to a changing climate. From a human perspective, climate change is indeed a slow-moving phenomenon, but geologically-speaking, it is incredibly rapid. As a set of events and changes unleashed primarily by our discovery of fossil fuels some 300 years ago (and dramatically increased rates of extraction and combustion mostly in the last hundred), a cognitive sense of changing climate is distributed across only a dozen generations – either too slow to notice, or too ambiguous to come to conclusions about causality.