Category Archives: Monthly Events

Water scarcity is a top global risk

The World Economic Forum is sounding the alarm – water crises are the top global risk over the next decade. Competition for this essential and highly localized resource is aggravating geopolitical conflict in already stressed environments. This was one of the key messages from Sandra Postel of National Geographic, who delivered the keynote address at the April 25 Northern Virginia Community College Green Festival.

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Green Jobs – Current and Future Trends

Join us for our fourth Annual Green Jobs event on Thursday, August 17th, 6-8:30 pm.  We’re bringing together green job seekers and providers of green jobs.  We’ll focus on current market and future market trends. There will also be a 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.

Are you prepared if the lights go out in your area?

I just finished reading the cyber-techno book thriller, Blackout, by Marc Elsberg, on the theme of a cyberattack in Europe and the United States leading to a prolonged power outage. It made me wonder whether I was really prepared for an emergency of this kind. It was bad enough experiencing the Derecho storm in the summer of 2012 where my neighborhood in Virginia experienced a power outage in the sweltering heat for 5 days!

After that experience, I became more interested in the topic of community microgrids and back-up power systems to help shield one in the event of a power outage. As a result of reading Marc’s book, I have also been doing research on the best ways to prepare for a power emergency, whether caused by natural or more nefarious reasons such a cyberattack.

Top Public and Private Sector Grid and Cybersecurity Experts Share Solutions

Top Public and Private Sector Grid and Cybersecurity Experts Share Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA, May 23, 2017 / EINPresswire.com Berlin-based author of the techno-cyber thriller Blackout, Marc Elsberg, and cyber and grid resiliency experts will speak at the Leaders in Energy forum on Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Make more »

Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Energy Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

WHEN:  Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT WHERE:  Make Offices Clarendon 3100 Clarendon Blvd #200 Arlington, VA 22201 Register here Learn about cybersecurity and power grid issues with author, Marc Elsberg, who will showcase his more »

Living Building Challenge

Living Building Challenge

Leaders in Energy is partnering with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and DC Net Impact on the Living Building Challenge event on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF). Located on the Potomac River in more »

Career perspectives in sustainable solutions

Showcasing four professional women in sustainability careers for the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) luncheon panel, participants in the 3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017 got their burning questions on career perspectives answered.

Extravaganza sponsors bring innovations to college campuses

At the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, attendees learned about what universities in the DC area are doing to reach their sustainability goals and commitments. But, as some of the panelists acknowledged, no one person, office, or even university can bring the high-level change and results alone. At some point in almost any project, whether in higher education or elsewhere, partners are needed.

Clean energy pioneer closes Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza

Capping off an exciting day at the 3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, there was a networking reception featuring an expert in clean energy Solutions and policy, Scott Sklar.