Energy Events

Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "The Left Turn in Alberta: What Does it Mean for the Energy Industry and for the Canadian Federal Election?"

August 06, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
The New Democratic Party’s stunning election victory in Alberta this spring has added another wrinkle to the already tumultuous story of Alberta’s, and Canada’s, year in energy. David Docherty will discuss how the new government’s policies could affect energy production in Alberta and what the NDP’s win in Alberta could mean for the federal election in the fall.

Cleaner and Greener Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Sector

July 30, 2015 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy.
Webcast

Middle East Energy: Beyond an Iran Nuclear Deal

July 09, 2015 // 10:30am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term?
Webcast

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.
Webcast

Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

June 17, 2015 // 8:30am4:15pm
Mexico Institute
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference this year, focusing on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.
Webcast

Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development

June 04, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?
Webcast

Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

May 19, 2015 // 11:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Experts explored energy issues for the Latin American and Caribbean region, in this seventh event in the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series.
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U.S. Quadrennial Energy Review: 2015 Report

May 07, 2015 // 2:30pm3:30pm
The Obama Administration has just issued the first annual installment of its interagency Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). At this Wilson Center Special Event, QER lead framer and coordinator Melanie Kenderdine, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at DOE, will discuss the main findings and recommendations of the first annual QER installment.
Webcast

Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

April 29, 2015 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. Canada supplies the United States with approximately 32 TWh of hydropower with room for significant additional expansion. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.
Webcast

The Future of Renewable Energy and Climate Change Policy in Mexico

April 28, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute hosted Mexico’s Under Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition, Leonardo Beltrán, who will spoke on both Mexico’s energy reform process and the prospects for renewable energy and carbon gas emissions reductions. At the same time, we were proud to launch our new publication “Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region,” which analyzes the current renewable energy situation in the north of the country and potential opportunities to engage in a productive relationship with the private and the public sectors in the United States.

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