From: The Council of State Governments
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Upcoming Webinars: Renewable Energy; Wind Pool Insurance; Supreme Court Preview; Postsecondary Education
Date: Tue Oct 08 15:02:18 MDT 2013

The Council of State Governments is pleased to offer you a variety of upcoming complimentary webinars designed to educate and inform state leaders on a range of policy-related issues. 


Thursday, October 17, 2 p.m. EDT


Renewable energy accounted for nearly half of all new power generation capacity installed in the United States in 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Administration. That new capacity generated about 13,000 megawatts and created about 110,000 new jobs in 2012 alone.


The influence of green energy on the power industry and the national, regional and state economies is growing. Several Southern states--including Georgia, Tennessee and Texas--are leaders in this effort.  More...


Friday, October 18, 2 p.m. EDT


In recent years, states in the CSG South area--as well as the nation as a whole--have been exposed to significant risks due to hurricanes and tornadoes. These immense storms have caused immeasurable damage in terms of the loss of human life and billions of dollars in economic costs. As a result, homeowners face the challenges of not only securing insurance for their homes and property in affected areas, but also dealing with steep premium increases. In response, a number of Southern states are continuing to devise measures to provide homeowners with wind pool insurance coverage at affordable rates. More...



Tuesday, October 22, 1 p.m. EDT


The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing numerous cases of interest to state and local governments during its October term. The cases involve issues such as prayer at a town board meeting, banning affirmative action at public universities and buffer zones surrounding reproductive health clinics. Join Tom Hungar of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, who will argue the prayer case, Kannon Shanmugam, lead attorney for Williams & Connolly LLP's Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice, and David Savage,  Los Angeles Times  Supreme Court correspondent, in a discussion about the significant Supreme Court cases affecting state and local governments. This webinar is presented by the State and Local Legal Center.  



Wednesday, October 23, 2 p.m. EDT


Attending college is no easy task, especially for nontraditional and first-generation students. While attaining a postsecondary degree is tough for everyone, these students face an even bigger uphill battle to completing their degrees. As states work to increase the number of residents with college degrees, anticipating and meeting the needs of nontraditional and first-generation students are essential steps. This webinar will focus on attracting and retaining nontraditional and first-generation students by removing several social barriers to success.



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