Arctic Report March 17, 2017

Climate Change and the Corporate Interest: Catherine McKenna – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Roundtable Discussion – Infrastructure in Indian Country – Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Oversight Hearing Examining the Creation and Management of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries – House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans
Oversight Hearing on Identifying Innovate Infrastructure Ideas for the National Park Service and Forest Service – House Committee on

Council on Foreign Relations Expert Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

June 9, 2016 – Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC Speakers: Mark F. BrzezinskiExecutive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, The White House Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate (R-AK) Robert J. Papp Jr., Special Representative to the Arctic, U.S. Department of State This webinar on Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments-Arctic as a Case Study  […]

Innovations in Infrastructure Finance

May 10, 2016 – Webinar The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) hosted a webinar on traditional funding mechanisms for large-scale infrastructure and transportation projects on May 10.  Partnering with private funding sources has been successful in Canada and some U.S. states, but a lack of regulation and guidelines has left U.S. entities unsure about how to […]

Technology in an Opening Arctic

April 25, 2016 – North Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C. The Marine Technology Society in conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus and the Congressional Arctic Working Group held a briefing on Technology solutions in an opening Arctic. The briefing focused on problems associated with increased traffic in the Arctic and how technology can help mitigate […]

Arctic Economic Development Forum

April 6, 2016 – Wilson Center, Washington, DC The Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative and Institute of the North co-hosted a forum that addressed the potential for Arctic economic development, the barriers in regional development facing the Arctic, and the paths toward greater economic prosperity in the far north.  The goal of the forum was to […]

State of Alaska and Arctic Council Observer States Meeting

March 15, 2016 – Fairbanks, Alaska This event was convened by the State of Alaska to share Alaska’s interests in the Arctic from a state perspective, and also to hear from the Arctic Council (AC) Observer states about their priorities in the Arctic.  The meeting represented a step toward building relationships between Alaska and Observers. […]

Pacific North American Arctic Leaders Forum

March 3, 2016 – Senate Russell Building, Washington, D.C. The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Arctic Caucus held a high-level Round-table on the North American Arctic with the Alaska Congressional Delegation, along with other speakers from the Pacific Northwest, to give their insight on the North American Arctic. The event was moderated by Matt Morrison, Executive Director of PNWER and featured the […]

Department of Energy FY2017 Budget Request

The FY2017 DOE budget request is for $32.5 billion in discretionary spending, which is $747 million more from the enacted 2016 budget. Unlike previous budgets, the FY2017 budget contains three major components. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.

Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities: A Workshop Supporting the Quadrennial Energy Review's Public Outreach

February 8 -9, 2016 – Keck Center, Washington, DC The National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Board on Energy and Environmental Systems held a workshop that focused on identifying challenges and opportunities for increasing efficiency, reducing emissions and costs, and improving resiliency. Also discussed was the implementation of innovative clean energy strategies in rural and islanded […]