Week Ahead: Energy and Environment Events Jan. 18-22

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President Barack Obama has approved emergency aid for Flint, Mich., where the state has been stepping up efforts to help residents dealing with lead leaching into their water system.

Bloomberg BNA correspondent Nora Macaluso is covering embattled Gov. Rick Snyder’s state of the state speech tonight, and Obama’s visit to Detroit tomorrow (latest story, for subscribers, here.)

In Washington, the House of Representatives is out of session this week. But here are other events to watch:

NUCLEAR WASTE: The Energy Department holds a meeting on the siting process for nuclear waste storage, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

CLIMATE: NASA holds a conference call to discuss new data on 2015 global temperatures and important weather and climate events of the year. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

AFRICA: The U.S.-Africa Chamber of Commerce holds a forum on energy investment in Africa, 1 p.m.Thursday. 1629 K St. NW, 300, Washington, D.C.

AUTOS: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on innovative automobile technology, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 366 Dirksen Senate Office.

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY: Brookings Institution Climate and Energy Economics Project Director Adele Morris speaks at a National Economists Club luncheon on Climate Change Economics and Policy, noon Thursday, Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW, Washington, D.C.

U.S. ENERGY ASSOCIATION: Annual State of the Energy Industry forum, noon Thursday, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

YEAR AHEAD: The Wilson Center's annual Year Ahead in Environment and Energy event, 3 p.m. Friday, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

RUSSIA: A discussion on Power Politics: How the Energy Environment Impacts Prospects for U.S.-Russia Relations, 10 a.m. Friday, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

By Renee Schoof, rschoof@bna.com