CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
 
Tune in to CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.

 

 

 

 

E&E

Non-Ratepayer Energy Efficiency Options
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South

 

 

 

 

 

E&E

 

Transactive Energy
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

 

PublicSafety
REAL ID Enforcement & State Compliance
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2-3 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

 

Health

State Responses to Ebola: Policy Lessons
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

 

 

 

Transport

 
Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference

 

 

 

 


 

E&E

Non-Ratepayer Energy Efficiency Options
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South

 

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The Environmental Protection Agency in June released the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule under the authority of 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule allows states to meet state-specific goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. As states consider options for meeting these goals, concerns have emerged that the proposed rule could result in higher energy costs for utility customers, or ratepayers.  Given these concerns, CSG South/SLC member states are considering ways to meet emissions standards through efficiency mechanisms. This webinar will examine energy efficiency opportunities that can help states achieve their emissions targets with minimum impact to their energy portfolio.

 

Presenters:
 
Al Christopher
Director, Energy Division
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
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Bob Dixon
Head of Industry Affairs for the Americas Region, Seimens
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Chris White
Senior State Utilities Program Manager, Energy Resources Division
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

 


E&E

Transactive Energy
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

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Transactive energy, a technique for managing the generation, consumption or flow of electric power within an electric power system, relies on a market-based approach to promote grid reliability.  These systems increasingly are being used to promote renewable energy sources, recognizing that technologies permit customers to work together to shift generation load and demand. This eCademy session will provide an opportunity for policymakers to learn about the evolving technique and its potential implications for states. 

 

Presenters:

 

Mark Knight
Executive Consultant, Utilities Solutions Group, CGI

 

Ron Melton
Director, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project

 

Rep. Tom Sloan
Kansas

 

 


PublicSafety
REAL ID Enforcement & State Compliance
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2-3 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security in December 2013 announced a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act of 2005. The act enacted a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” States and other jurisdictions have made significant progress in enhancing the security of their licenses in recent years, but hurdles and holdouts remain and key deadlines in 2015 and 2016 loom. This CSG eCademy will provide an update from DHS on states’ progress. Representatives of the REAL ID advocacy organization the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License also will be on hand to lead discussion and respond to questions.
 
Presenter:
Ted Sobel
Director, Office of State-Issued Identification Support
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Discussants:
Max Bluestein
Director of research and state relations
Keeping IDentities Safe/Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License
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D. Brian Zimmer
President, Keeping IDentities Safe/Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License
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Health

 

State Responses to Ebola: Policy Lessons
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. EST
CSG eCademy

 

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Just a month ago, the attention of state leaders and their constituents was riveted on the Ebola epidemic in Africa and how to prevent its spread to the United States. In the days since the first U.S. case was diagnosed in Texas, federal and state leaders have strived to implement evidence-based responses to the disease. This CSG eCademy will feature Christine Kosmos, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of State and Local Readiness, who will discuss lessons learned about Ebola and states’ responses in the past 60 days. The eCademy also will provide a short overview of state/federal role differentiation and state and federal quarantine authorities.
Presenter:
Christine Kosmos, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.
Director, Division of State and Local

 

 

 

 


Transport

 

Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference

 

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In an effort to develop alternate funding sources to implement critical transportation and infrastructure projects, states across the country increasingly are looking to public-private partnerships, known as P3s, as an important strategy.  P3s are contractual agreements between a public agency and a private entity facilitating a more robust private sector role, including in the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and traffic revenue of these transportation and infrastructure projects.  With encouragement from the federal government, three dozen states have enacted authorization frameworks for P3s. SLC states have been particularly active in pursuing the P3 format for a number of years. This webinar will provide the latest perspectives and approaches from three SLC states—Florida, Texas and Virginia.

 

Presenters:
Leon Corbett
Project Finance Manager, Florida Department of Transportation
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J. Douglas Koelemay
Director, Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
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Russell Zapalac
Chief Planning and Project Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
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