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  • Jan 26, 2017- 6:00 PM
    Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar
    Resort at Squaw Creek
    400 Squaw Creek Road
    Olympic Valley

    Click here for more information and to register.

    We are excited to have you join us at this year’s Joint CLE Seminar of the Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees. This one-of-its-kind CLE program brings well-respected in-house counsel, government employees, members of the judiciary, experts, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel from across the United States to a great location—the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California (Lake Tahoe). In addition to participating in diverse, educational, and entertaining programs, there will be plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities and network with your colleagues. There is no better way to receive your CLE credits. Join us, and stay the weekend!

  • Feb 1, 2017- 12:00 PM
    Not Your Grandparents’ Sanitary District
    James R. Thompson Center
    100 W Randolph St

    Illinois Pollution Control Board–Wednesday, February 1st Brown Bag Lunch – You’re Invited!

    Noon to 1 PM

    Not Your Grandparents’ Sanitary District
    Debra Shore, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

    In recent years, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has begun to transform itself from a waste agency into a resource recovery agency. What does that mean – for resources, for taxpayers, for the future? What are the most pressing challenges the District now faces?

    Note: The BBL is being held on Wednesday, February 1, rather than on February 2, the date of the Board’s meeting.

    Locations (linked by Videoconference)

    James R. Thompson Center
    100 W Randolph St
    Room 2-025 (Second Floor)
    Chicago, IL

    PCB Hearing / Video Conference Room
    1021 N. Grand Avenue East
    Room 1244N (First floor, North entrance)
    Springfield, IL

    Bring your lunch and we’ll provide some interesting information and views. Questions are invited and encouraged.

  • May 21, 2017- 6:00 PM
    2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum
    Fairmont Chicago
    200 N Columbus Dr

    Click here for more information.

    Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Overview

    Energy efficiency has taken on a new level of importance both domestically and internationally. Efficiency has long been a key element in utility resource planning, business competitiveness, and household energy budgets. Now it is slated to play a central role in meeting domestic targets under the Clean Power Plan and international agreements to reduce carbon emissions, both formalized in the past year.

    Efficiency is widely recognized as the lowest-cost pathway to meet these goals, but in order to bring it to the scale necessary, global investment in efficiency will need to exceed $10 trillion over the next 20 years. The efficiency revolution will be impossible without effective financing options.

    For over a decade, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum has brought together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets. Finance Forum participants have a great opportunity to learn about which models are working and why, and to source financing deals for efficiency projects.

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