REMI

Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.


Upcoming Topic Area Webinars

REMI Webinar: Tax Incentives and Energy Savings

To encourage energy efficiency in commercial buildings, lawmakers created a federal tax deduction in 2005 for qualifying building improvements. That program, Section 179D of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, has since expired and been reinstated multiple times, most recently expiring on December 31, 2016.

In a recent analysis, REMI evaluated the economic impacts of reauthorizing and enhancing Section 179D under various scenarios. You can learn more about the study by checking out an announcement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one of the study’s sponsors.

We are offering a webinar on July 25 and 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST, in which we will review the results of our analysis, highlighting the effects on jobs, personal income, and gross domestic product from reinstating and/or modifying Section 179D. We will also describe how we evaluated the policy options using the REMI PI+ model.

In addition to AIA, the report was also sponsored by Alliant Group LP, Ameresco, Blue Energy Group, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, Concord Energy Strategies, Energy Tax Savers, Energy Systems Group, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in Q&A.

This presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.


The Better Care Reconciliation Act: Economic and Employment Consequences for States

Senate Republicans are working on their version of Obamacare repeal, writing and revising a health care bill that they hope satisfies moderate and conservative members of their party. As with legislation approved by the House in May, every iteration of repeal points to different economic implications for each state.

Leighton Ku, Ph.D., of George Washington University, who previously analyzed the state-by-state effects of other Obamacare repeal scenarios, will explore the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act and its economic and employment effects in a guest webinar on August 2nd from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.

Dr. Ku was the lead author of a report published this month on the Senate plan, which included estimated outcomes for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. His earlier research on the possible impacts of repealing Obamacare without a replacement and the House-passed replacement both gained media attention, including coverage in The Atlantic magazine.

For this webinar, Dr. Ku will review the major provisions of the Senate legislation and how it differs from earlier repeal proposals. He will discuss the effects on jobs and output and discuss methodologies for evaluating state-level effects.

Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.