National student design competition for sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the posting of the Request for Applications, People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program, with the goal to research, develop and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition supports scientific and technological research efforts to create innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the...
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New courses on sustainable development at SDSN.edu

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has launched a new education initiative, SDSN.edu, which will be offering courses on sustainabledevelopment created by experts from around the world, throughout the Fall. Some of the courses include: A course on The Age of Sustainable Development offered by Jeffrey Sachs, starting September 9, 2014. Students that complete the course will receive a free e-book version of Prof. Sachs new book, titled The Age of Sustainable Development. There is also a two-semester course on Climate Change Science & Negotiations, taught by Prof. Sachs and Emmanuel Guerin, that will introduce the science and policies of climate change. The course includes a simulated UNFCCC negotiation during the second semester, in which students take on the role of country delegates. This course coincides with the broader SDSN Climate Change Call to Action. Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities,...
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CEEP orientation for new students

The 2014 Center For Energy Environmental Policy (CEEP) orientation will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:30 p.m in Clayton Hall. A range of research projects being supported by the Center will be introduced at the event to new and continuing students. Students will also meet faculty from across campus that support graduate study at the University of Delaware in energy-environment issues. The officers of the Energy and Environmental Policy Students Association (EEPSA) will also be introduced to the new students and faculty. EEPSA has again organized its annual party in Clayton Hall that will begin at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m. All continuing students are expected to attend the orientation....
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Energy efficiency & emerging customer programs analyst

The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation’s leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region. Responsibilities Develops all program specific reporting materials to ensure PGW compliance with PA Utility Commmission orders; prepare analyses and documentation for annual plans and progress reports filed with the PUC. Develop partnerships with relevant external stakeholders and programs to provide more comprehensive energy-efficiency and customer...
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Clean energy intern

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a clean energy intern to work in its Boston office starting in the Fall of 2014. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. The energy intern will have research responsibilities and will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects. The intern will provide direct support to MAPC’s regional energy projects, as well as municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This work will include researching and drafting memoranda on energy technologies and MAPC energy projects, researching utility programs, organizing stakeholder meetings, and researching innovative opportunities for community energy programs in the Greater Boston region. The energy...
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