Energy Events

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The Changing Politics of Oil: Implications for U.S. Energy Security

February 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Ottaway, who covered Egypt and Middle East for the Washington Post, discussed recent developments in the Middle East and the implications for U.S. relations in the region and with other oil producing countries. Melanie Kenderdine examineed the potential impact of these developments and the emergence of new oil and gas reserves and production in Africa, South America and around the world on U.S energy security and policy.

The Future of U.S.-EU Energy Cooperation

February 09, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Chief of staff at the Office of the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the U.S. Department of State, Vincent J. O'brien, stated that "stakes for an energy secure future have never been higher than they are today." Cooperation is needed on securing new resources of natural gas, diversifying energy sources and creating a more integrated European energy market. Given that the U.S.–EU trade relationship is the largest in the world and that the economies are increasingly becoming interdependent, Europe's energy security is naturally in the best interest of the U.S. While the dynamics behind Europe's energy concerns are complex, pipeline politics seem to dominate discussions.
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U.S. Energy Security Policy: A Global Perspective

January 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Global Europe Program
"Open energy markets—which is the ability of oil and gas to flow to the purchaser—is really the core of our energy security," said David Goldwyn, the State Department's special envoy for international energy affairs. Making sure markets are open, fair, and transparent is one of five tenets of the administration's global energy security agenda that he discussed at a January 11 Director's Forum.
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Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration

December 02, 2010 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Derek Vollmer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presents findings on a joint report by the U.S. National Academies and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering that reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the United States and China.
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U.S. Policy on Eurasian Energy

October 15, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
"Any serious effort to address the complex, inter-related problems of Eurasian energy must be informed by humility," says Ambassador Richard Morningstar in the inaugural event for the European Studies Program's new European Energy Security Initiative.

A Roadmap for Economic Growth: U.S.-China Private Sector Cooperation in Power Sector

October 06, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
U.S.-China cooperation in the power sector could be an important driver of economic growth in both countries, according to a new report discussed at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 6th.
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Book Launch: Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

October 06, 2010 // 10:30am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As geoengineering becomes a more politically and technologically appealing approach to addressing climate change, it is critical to heed the lessons of history and understand the limits of our control over nature, says James Fleming of Colby College at the launch of his new book.
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Taking Stock of Carbon Emissions: Policies, Strategies, and Tools for the U.S. and China

October 01, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
On the eve of the October 2010 Tianjin intercessional climate meetings, CEF presents three speakers who explore key measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) issues as they relate to U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation.
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Toward a Safe, Secure, and Clean Energy Future

September 30, 2010 // 10:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Secretary Salazar speaks about the future of U.S. energy needs and resources, and the impacts of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill on drilling development policy.
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ChokePoint U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change

September 22, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
A comprehensive reporting project concludes that the current U.S. energy strategy will lead to severe water shortages and damage the country's environment and quality of life.

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