Upcoming Webinars:

Powersuite: Learn How Campuses Can Engage in Key State Energy Policies

Thur, November 30, 3:00 – 4:00pm ET

Powersuite, a platform developed by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) tracks and aggregates the latest state and federal policy documents, legislative bills and regulatory issues from 52 state legislatures, Congress, every Public Utility Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Learn how Powersuite can support campuses in understanding how energy policy impact campus climate efforts; how it can help your campus advocate for policy that supports climate action; and galvanize collective action from campuses across a state. Learn more.

Analyzing Climate Leadership Network Progress

Thur, December 7, 3:00 – 4:00pm ET

Second Nature and FOVEA Services have partnered to analyze the Climate Leadership Networks GHG emissions and reduction targets. This webinar will share the data analysis findings, highlight campus efforts, and discuss next steps for moving closer to eliminating campus operational GHG emissions.  Learn more.

Off-site Renewable Energy in Competitive Power Market states: “Retail Choice” enables the delivery of least-cost renewables

Thur, December 14, 3:00 – 4:00pm ET

Following the market restructuring that’s taken place over the past two decades, electricity customers in 17 states across the country are able to choose who they buy their electricity supply from. This “retail choice” has become particularly important as campuses look to fulfill their sustainability goals through clean energy supply. Learn more about competitive wholesale markets and understand why location matters.

Read our newly published Insights for Action titled “Does Location Matter When Selecting an Of-site Renewable Project?”


Archived Webinars:

Expanding Access to Renewable Energy – Customizing for Higher Education

March 22, 2017

American colleges and universities are well-suited to utilize renewable energy, but many renewable energy projects are larger than needed by most campuses, and often require commitments of 15-20 years. Multi-institution collaborations have proven to be complicated and difficult to replicate. As a result, many interested institutions have yet to participate in larger renewable energy initiatives. This webinar will focus on a power purchase agreement (PPA) that specifically addresses these barriers. Altenex, an Edison Energy Company, has developed an innovative, new PPA structure called PowerBloks™. For slides, email gboscio@secondnature.org.

Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership

March 14, 2017

As campuses pursue carbon neutrality, incorporating large-scale renewable energy can be a powerful tool for reaching ambitious climate action goals. In this webinar, presented in partnership with CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR), speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of large-scale renewables and aggregation, and provide guidance on how to successfully pursue these opportunities. Speakers will also provide peer case studies and tools, as discussed in a new joint white paper from CFR and Second Nature. Attendees will walk away with information and inspiration to explore their campus renewable energy options.

How to Develop a Carbon Credit Project for your College or University

December 6, 2016

Your school can take advantage of carbon markets to generate revenue as you work to reduce your carbon footprint. This webinar will help you understand the steps involved in developing a carbon-credit-funding opportunity through the Voluntary Carbon Market; including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) protocols for the third-party validation and verification. You will learn about data requirements, costs, timelines, and how the credit transactions can fit into your carbon neutral funding strategies. Presented in partnership with Ball State University and SCS Global Services.

Download a PDF version of the slides.

Community Resilience Building: Getting on the right path early and often

October 27, 2016

The need to build community resilience to hazards is strikingly evident. As a response to this ever increasing need, Community Resilience Building was created. The CRB Workshops employ a community-driven process where participants identify top hazards, current challenges, strengths, and priority actions to improve resilience to all natural and climate-related hazards today, and in the future for their communities and beyond. This webinar, brought to you in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, will help you better understand the process and assess the applicability to your own communities goals.

Download a PDF version of the slides.