NASEO’s Rural Energy Task Force – 2020 Webinar Series (please click on link for additional details about each webinar)

April 15-September 17, 2020

Dates are subject to change, based on speaker availability

April 15, 2020: Webinar – Workforce Initiatives for Energy Development
Energy development has the opportunity to create stable, well-paying jobs in rural communities, while helping states advance energy, cost-saving, and environmental goals. This webinar will explore state and private-sector efforts to provide training and career opportunities in the rural energy sector.

June 11, 2020: Webinar – Supporting Rural Transportation Options
Rural communities spend more time, money, and energy on transportation than urban commuters, often with fewer options due to a lack of infrastructure. This webinar, co-hosted by the NASEO Transportation Committee and NASEO Rural Energy Task Force, will explore options for states as they develop policies and programs to support rural transportation and mobility, and discuss opportunities and challenges for rural electric service providers to invest in electric charging infrastructure.

July 16, 2020: Webinar – Success Stories for Rural Efficiency Programs
State governments often struggle to reach rural and remote communities with their energy programming. This webinar will cover key strategies, which have been successfully leveraged by states to ensure programs serve the needs of their rural communities, and that information is reaching this target audience.

September 17, 2020: Webinar – Efficiency in the Water-Energy Nexus
The energy sector is the number one source of water demand in the United States, with irrigation a close second. Both of these demand sources are deeply intertwined with rural and agricultural communities. Furthermore, water infrastructure is often a major source of energy demand in these communities. This webinar will explore the interconnections of water and energy systems, and provide insights on how to achieve efficiency and savings for both resources.