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All telesalons, listed in reverse chronological order. Listings updated with presentation slides where applicable.

Energy Efficiency Jobs in America: How Saving Energy is Powering Job Growth in the U.S. TeleSalon

Thursday, September 27, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Across America today, states, cities and businesses are leading the way in advancing energy efficiency through smart policies and technologies. The result has been an increase in jobs and investments that has made energy efficiency the biggest employer in the entire energy sector, with more than 2.25 million Americans now working at advanced HVAC companies, efficient lighting and appliance manufacturers and in construction companies making our buildings, schools and offices more energy efficient.
Please join E2 and E4TheFuture to learn more about the just-released 2018 Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report and details of exactly how many Americans work in energy efficiency in your state, county and local congressional and legislative district, and how this data is an important tool for advancing smart clean energy legislation in the months and years to come.

If you're interested in participating, please contact Zach Amittay at zamittay@e2.org.


Global Climate Action Summit Preview: How the International, Subnational, and Business Communities Are Taking the Lead on Climate Action TeleSalon

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
On September 12-14, the world will converge on San Francisco for the first-of-its-kind Global Climate Action Summit. Hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown and others, the Summit will gather international, subnational, business and other private sector leaders from around the world to discuss solutions to the world's most pressing climate issues.

Please join E2 for this special webinar featuring one of the state officials directly responsible for organizing the event  California Secretary for Enviromental Protection Matt Rodriquez  who will discuss the purpose and goals of the Summit and why it's so important, especially given the United States' plans to pull out of the international Paris climate agreement.

We'll also get an overview from NRDC International Program Director Jake Schmidt on the state of international climate policies and how the international community will be integrated into the Summit.

Lastly, E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will provide details about an official business-focused affiliate event that E2 and its partners are organizing as part of the Summit, as well as other events that E2 and our partners at NRDC are hosting throughout the week.

E2 1 Hotels Fellowship: Second Fellows Showcase TeleSalon

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
Last year, we unveiled the E2 1 Hotels Fellowship to support and develop emerging business leaders who seek to make the world a better place through projects advancing policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy. After an extensive application process, E2 selected a remarkable group of 10 emerging business leaders and their creative and insightful project proposals to serve as our inaugural E2 1 Hotels Fellows.

Please join us to learn about some exciting new updates to the Fellowship program and our broader E2 Emerging Leaders program, as well as hear from three of our inaugural class of Fellows about their projects and their progress so far.

E2 1 Hotels Fellowship: First Fellows Showcase TeleSalon

Thursday, March 29, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
Last year, we unveiled the E2 1 Hotels Fellowship to support and develop emerging business leaders who seek to make the world a better place through projects advancing policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy. After an extensive application process, E2 selected a remarkable group of 10 emerging business leaders and their creative and insightful project proposals to serve as our inaugural E2 1 Hotels Fellows.

Please join us to learn about some exciting new updates to the Fellowship program and our broader E2 Emerging Leaders program, as well as hear from three of our inaugural class of Fellows about their projects and their progress so far.

Road to the Future: Driving Advancements for Clean Vehicles TeleSalon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
Over the past decade, the United States has made huge strides in increasing the efficiency of vehicles and reducing their emissions - thanks in part to federal fuel economy standards, tax advantages for electric vehicles and government support for research and innovation.

Please join E2 to learn how Trump administration policies are now threatening recent progress in the clean vehicles space – and how businesses and state governments are nonetheless continuing to drive advancements to make our cars, trucks and other vehicles cleaner and more efficient.

State of the Union: Defending Climate Action, Clean Energy and the Environment TeleSalon

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
On January 30, the president will deliver his State of the Union address and his vision for the coming year. Please join E2 the next day for a discussion and Q & A about what the president's remarks mean to our policy priorities, our economy and our environment, and to hear about our strategies and opportunities for continued progress in Washington in the months ahead. This webinar will feature U.S. Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY-20th) and NRDC's Director of Government Affairs, Ana Unruh Cohen.


Beating the Headwinds: Progress Amid Setbacks (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific)
As we close out a tumultuous 2017 and look toward the coming year, please join E2 and congressional climate and clean energy champion U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for this special year-end webinar.

We'll hear from Senator Whitehouse about the challenges and opportunities in the next year, including how business voices will be crucial to protecting smart climate and clean energy policies both in Washington and across the country. We'll also discuss how E2 managed to make real progress across the country on policies that are good for the economy and the environment in 2017, despite setbacks in Washington. Finally, E2 Chair & Co-Founder Nicole Lederer and E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will discuss how E2 is gearing up and girding to fight for more successes in Washington and across the states in 2018 - and how you can help.

Jobs For All: Diversity in the Clean Energy Economy (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that the two fastest-growing jobs in America are solar installers and wind turbine technicians. All together, the clean energy industry now employs more than 3 million Americans in every state.  But is the clean energy economy living up to its full potential for all Americans?

Please join this webinar to hear the results of a first-ever survey of diversity in the solar industry that was co-sponsored by E2 and recently released by The Solar Foundation. You’ll also learn about nonprofit solar organization GRID Alternatives’ work to deliver renewable energy, technology and job training to under-served communities around the country. Finally, E2 member Kevin Refoua, co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based renewable energy company ReGreen Inc., will talk about bringing solar and energy efficiency jobs to under-served communities in Southern California.  

Charging Ahead: The Road to Vehicle Electrification (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Electric vehicles are touted as the next big thing with virtually all the largest car companies in the world investing heavily in the technology. Despite impressive growth, there is still much to do to fully transform the market. Electric vehicles currently account for around 1 percent of new vehicle sales, and scientists tell us that number needs to grow to 40 percent or more by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. On this month’s webinar, join our experts to discuss what federal and state governments, utilities and manufacturers are doing to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles -- and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The First 100 Days - How E2 is Pushing Back on an Anti-Clean Jobs Agenda (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
As we near the hundred day mark of the Trump Administration two things have become clear: the new administration has no apparent climate policy except to ignore or undercut the clean economy by all means at its disposal; and E2’s business advocacy is more important than ever. These facts form the basis of our strategy to respond to threats and oppose policies from the President and Congress that could damage or reverse our progress in growing clean jobs and implementing an effective climate policy.

On this month's webinar, NRDC and E2 leadership will speak about the resources we’re deploying on federal and state policy advocacy, and our plan of action to push back against attacks on our priorities at this first milestone of the Trump presidency.

Call to Action for Emerging Leaders (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Thursday, March 9, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central)
 E2’s Emerging Leaders program will launch with a special webinar on March 9 –“We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: A National Call to Action for Young Businesspeople Around the Country.” 

Young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders have the most to gain from a clean energy economy - and the most to lose if our country's leaders choose to ignore the economic impacts of climate change. 

Please join E2 and young business leaders from across the country to learn why business voices like yours are critical for the good of our environment and our economy, and how you can make a difference right now in Washington and the world. More details and sign up: Here

The Road to 100% Renewable Energy: How Business is Leading the Way (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Webinar recording, here

Tackling climate change is an urgent global priority, and businesses are taking the lead. Two such examples are Google and Salesforce, which have committed to powering 100% of their global operations with renewable energy. In this E2 webinar, Marsden Hanna, Lead on Global Energy Policy and Strategy at Google, and Max Scher, Sustainability Program Manager at Salesforce, will discuss why companies are shifting toward a sustainable business model, what are the lessons learned from implementing their goals and why doing good for the environment can lead to growth, innovation and opportunities. Peter Miller, Senior Scientist on Energy and Transportation at NRDC, will discuss how private sector leadership, in partnership with policymakers and others, can affect state, federal and global policies on climate change and other environmental priorities.

The Importance of Business Voices in the Trump Era (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Thursday, February 9, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
It's more important than ever for businesspeople who care about our economy and our environment to engage in Washington, D.C. and beyond.  As one U.S. Senator recently told E2, "Business voices are now the only voices that matter in Washington." In this webinar, NRDC Government Affairs Director David Goldston and E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Trump era -- and how you can get involved and make a difference. Moderated by Grant Carlisle, E2 Advocacy Director. 

Webinar Recording

Live from E2 Washington, DC Forum: Media Insights on Election Consequences (National Teleconference) TeleSalon

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern)
Join us live at E2’s DC Forum and hear from a panel of journalists from Politico, The Washington Post and E&E News to discuss the outcome of the previous week’s election and the implications for E2’s priorities moving forward. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will moderate the conversation. This is an opportunity for E2 members at home to hear from the experts we have gathered in the room for E2’s annual Forum in Washington, DC. We hope you can participate in this conference call.

After Paris: The Launch of Global Climate Action and Where We Go From Here (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
Over the past week, a milestone in global climate action was reached. With the ratification of both India and the European Union, the Paris Climate Agreement crossed the threshold of participating nations and emissions reduction commitments to formally take effect. Less than a year after this landmark agreement was reached in the City of Lights, it will become international law, setting into motion the requirement for countries to rapidly reduce their carbon emissions. Join us to hear from speakers who were deeply involved in all aspects of the Paris climate negotiations about the next vital steps in implementation of the accord and a global clean energy economy, and the role business will play in achieving the goals of the agreement. Webinar Replay (audio only)

Updating the Nation's Power Grid (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
The country is at an energy crossroads. States are developing energy policy, incorporating more distributed and utility-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency. But how does this increase in clean energy get integrated into the electricity transmission grid? Our panelists, who are developers behind some the most cutting-edge clean energy transmission projects, policy experts and renewable energy developers, will explore how the deployment of clean energy impacts the power grid, and how it is creating the demand for new transmission projects to dispatch energy from renewables. Invitations have been sent to E2 members. Webinar Replay

The Next Climate Challenge: Transportation (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
The transportation sector has overtaken electricity generation as the single largest source of climate change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this webinar, we will hear from representatives from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), NRDC, Zipcar and Lyft about how public and private entities can contribute to–and can benefit from–addressing this issue.  We’ll examine the DOT's new proposed rule that for the first time would require state, regional and local authorities to consider how their transit plans affect the climate.  We’ll also hear about how innovative new businesses like shared mobility companies can help reduce traffic congestion, pollution and fuel consumption. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Link to Webinar Replay

Clean Energy Rising (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
To listen to the webinar replay, click here.

Clean energy has become a major part of the US workforce – and it’s growing fast.  Over the past several months, E2 and its partners have released some of the most comprehensive analyses of clean energy jobs ever done. These studies are making headlines and making a difference, from the halls of Congress to state capitals across the country. Join this E2 webinar to learn about what we’ve found in our recent Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Midwest, and Clean Jobs New York reports, and why this data is important to advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.

E2 Partner Event: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Clean Tech Partnership Opportunity (Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific)
Millions of dollars in vouchers, from $50,000 to $300,000 per winner, are available from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. The vouchers allow small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) to partner with Berkeley Lab, creating access to the lab's world-class facilities and scientists, to help businesses bring clean tech to market. The next deadline to apply is April 10th.

Berkeley Lab is holding a webinar about the opportunity on March 30 at 11am PT/2pm ET.  Register for the webinar here.

Alternatively, Berkeley Lab program managers are available for one-on-one conversations as needed. Contact Jodi Bellacicco, jgbellacicco@lbl.gov, for details.

The Supreme Court Stay on the Clean Power Plan (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Webinar Replay: Here

The Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation from power plants is our nation's most comprehensive policy to combat climate change. It is also the most significant policy catalyst for growth in the fast expanding clean energy sector. Last month in a surprise move, the Supreme Court placed a stay on the plan. Though this development and the death of Justice Scalia create new questions on how the plan will be implemented, the clean energy economy is continuing to expand. Join this E2 webinar to learn more about what these developments will mean for our work to promote the Clean Power Plan as a positive force for the economy and for the environment.  


Full Steam Ahead: How Making Our Ports Cleaner and Greener Can Help Our Economy and Environment (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
U.S. ports are the gateways to massive commercial activity. They’ve also historically been major polluters. However, ports are beginning to clean up their operations and some are even at the forefront of pushing for clean energy initiatives and reducing pollution.

Join this E2 webinar to learn more about what the Port of Long Beach and other ports around the country are doing to lessen the environmental impact of transporting goods. We’ll also discuss the federal, state and local policies that are not only helping to push environmental improvements, but are also helping to drive innovation, create jobs and add value to local economies.

E2 members and invited guests only. 

Post State of the Union (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
On Jan. 12, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, in which he is expected to address climate change, clean energy and other E2 priority issues. The next day, E2 members will have an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the White House about the President’s environment and energy priorities as outlined in the State of the Union.  Please join us in a conversation with Rick Duke, who is the White House's Deputy Director for Climate Policy at the Domestic Policy Council and Associate Director at the Council on Environmental Quality, and David Goldston, NRDC's Director of Government Affairs. This E2 webinar will be moderated by Grant Carlisle, E2's Advocacy Director. 

E2 Live from COP21: Making the Business Case at the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris (Webinar) TeleSalon

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern)
Listen to the Webinar Replay, here
The most important climate conference in decades is officially underway. Here's your opportunity to get your questions answered and to hear direct from E2 members, staff and NRDC experts on the ground on what's happening and how it will affect our economy, our environment - and possibly, your business. 
Please join us for this special Live from Paris E2 webinar, where we'll update you on what's happening at the UN Conference on Climate Change; what to expect in the days and weeks ahead; and what E2 is doing to make sure the business voice is heard in Paris and beyond. Contact ying@e2.org with questions.

Mexico's Climate and Clean Energy Opportunities and Challenges (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
Webinar Replay

Join E2 for a discussion on the next webinar on Mexico’s climate and energy policy outlook and what the country’s historic energy reform means for the country’s renewable energy future. 

Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun: 
Senior Consultant, Climateworks Foundation Latin America Regional Climate Initiative

Lilian Alves: Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jake Schmidt: International Program Director, NRDC

Invitations have been sent. Contact ying@e2.org for questions.

Growing the Clean Energy Economy: The Business Case for the Clean Power Plan (National Webinar) TeleSalon

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern)
For a Replay of the webinar, click here

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is a historic initiative to reduce our nation’s carbon pollution from power plants, the single largest source of U.S. global warming emissions. The plan will also serve as an enormous market signal for clean energy innovation and jobs.

As the implementation work now moves to the states, Governors have a unique opportunity under the rule to chart their state’s energy future. By expanding energy efficiency solutions and investing in renewables instead of relying on carbon intensive sources, states can spur investment and innovation, attract new industries, and create clean energy jobs.

Join us to hear perspectives from the White House, state government, and E2 business leaders on how the Clean Power Plan will be a game-changer - in the U.S. and beyond - for the clean energy economy.


Megan Ceronsky: Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Energy & Climate Change, White House Domestic Policy Council 

John Quigley, Secretary, Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection

Joel Serface: Co-Founder and Managing Director, Brightman Energy LLC

Doug Trimbach: Vice President, Energy Optimizers, USA LLC

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