Utilities of the Future: Recap

Utilities of the Future: Recap

On October 4th, 2018, Leaders in Energy (LE), in partnership with Resilient Virginia, held its “Utilities of the FutureForum” at the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC. The event had over 80 attendees and was an exciting opportunity to look at recent developments in the role of utilities and future of energy provision and new changes.

Networking, New Skills, and Learning from Others: An Interview with Spencer Schecht

Networking, New Skills, and Learning from Others: An Interview with Spencer Schecht

This coming week at our 5th Annual Green Jobs Forum, Spencer Schecht, co-owner of Green Drinks DC, will be running a workshop entitled “Fear is Your Copilot: Networking in Washington DC”.
We wanted to take the time to catch up with Spencer and hear about his experience as an early-career climate and energy professional in the DC area, and his tips and suggestions for clean energy jobseekers.

Green Leaders Examine United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to Accelerate Local Action in Washington DC Region

Green Leaders Examine United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to Accelerate Local Action in Washington DC Region

On Friday, June 8th, Leaders in Energy held its inaugural Green Leaders for Local Impact Retreat at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, Virginia. The event was co-hosted by the Nature Leadership Center.  The purpose of this retreat was to celebrate the World Environment Day (June 5th) and examine how the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) can be translated into local actions.

Leaders in Energy welcomes its 3,100th member!

Leaders in Energy welcomes its 3,100th member!

Leaders in Energy just reached an exciting new milestone, with over 3,100 members in the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies & Analysis group on LinkedIn--and growing!

When new milestones are reached, we like to highlight the diverse experiences and talents of our active members and of those new to our group. Our ever-expanding network features members from around the globe, as well as those local to the Washington, DC area. We wanted to catch up with Deborah Lenny, our 3,100th member, who kindly agreed to share with us a bit about her background and experience.

Meeting the New Generation of Energy Leaders

Meeting the New Generation of Energy Leaders

Leaders in Energy has grown into a global network of over 3,000 members, and each one of them has their own story to tell. At the 4th annual Clean Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 23, 2018, I had the pleasure of spending some time catching up with a few attendees, including a few new Leaders in Energy members.

Leaders in Energy celebrates its 3,000th member!

Leaders in Energy celebrates its 3,000th member!

Leaders in Energy recently reached quite a significant milestone – over 3,000 members in the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies & Analysis group on LinkedIn!

Whenever this happens, we like to shine the spotlight on our members to show the diversity of talents and backgrounds that are joining our group. Some join virtually from wherever they are located around the world. Others attend our monthly networking events in the Washington, DC area. Today, let’s welcome Ida Namur, who we asked to share a bit about her background.

Measuring Up: Smart Meter Lessons from the UK

Measuring Up: Smart Meter Lessons from the UK

Smart meters—small, electronic devices that track and record energy consumption, and communicate information back to the electrical utility—can reduce energy use by empowering consumers with the ability to monitor energy use and make better choices. Smart meters are an upgrade to outdated analog meters because they automatically record information in real time, rather than requiring someone to manually record and transmit the collected data.

There are significant advantages to smart meters, both for utility companies and for energy consumers. Smart meters record electricity usage and provide real-time data that can help balance electricity usage while reducing the number of blackouts. They eliminate the need for cumbersome monthly meter readings. Smart meters also can enable dynamic pricing, meaning they can lower or raise the price of electricity in response to demand. In addition to enabling optimization of electricity distribution and reducing power outages and grid failures, smart meters can give consumers better and more detailed reports on energy use, and empower consumers to change their energy habits to reduce energy costs.

  • 1
  • 2