Green Tech Topic Discussions Go Virtual

Wondering what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is doing this days? Funny you should ask, as the DOE and the Brookhaven National Laboratory recently announced a partnership with the Virtual Energy Forum–a producer of online events for private and public sector energy executives–to host a monthly series of live video presentations.

These online events are designed to highlight specific DOE programs and give viewers worldwide the opportunity to interact with leading DOE experts–such as, for example, the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program Manager, Patrick Davis, who kicked off the first presentation today by focusing on the Obama Administration’s goal of deploying 1 million electric vehicles by 2015.

electric vehicle and charger

image via eVgo

Over the course of Davis’ keynote presentation, virtual attendees got the scoop on the DOE’s program updates in this area, and learned about the challenges involved with integrating electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure into the existing power grid.

In order to view the broadcasts, users must first register (registration is free). Future broadcasts will focus on energy efficiency, green cities, renewable energy, smart grid, and transportation–more information is available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.