National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics

Speaker Presentations


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2017 Presentations

  • July 21 - Lunch
    Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets and US Economics at BP
    2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy
  • June - Energy Demand Disruptions: Aspirations vs Reality
    Mark P. Mills, Partner, Co-Founder Cottonwood Venture Partners; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
    Energy Demand Disruptions: Aspirations vs Reality
  • May 22 - Petroleum Geology of Shale Gas & Tight Oil -and- How To Do It: Drill and Frack a Horizontal Well
    Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Petroleum Geology of Shale Gas & Tight Oil -and- How To Do It: Drill and Frack a Horizontal Well
  • April 6 - The 21st Energy Policy Conference

    Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Jim McDonnell, President, NCAC-USAEE
    Dr. Mark Rozell, Dean of the Schar School, George Mason University
    • Panel I. U.S. Petroleum and Natural Gas Markets: Globalization vs. Protectionism
      Moderator: Adam Sieminski, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, CSIS
      Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics: No presentation available
      Erica Bowman, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute: No presentation available
      Michael Cohen, Director and Head of Energy Commodities Research, Barclays: Energy Exports: Outlook and Impact

      Topics: The growth of U.S. production of oil and natural gas has been remarkable, giving the U.S. the potential for energy independence. So too has growth in U.S. exports of energy. Increased U.S. shale production led to a change in OPEC policy. What role will U.S. exports play in the global markets? How would policies such as a Border Tax Adjustment alter the landscape? Our panel will explore the possibility for U.S. production, exports and the impact of protectionist legislation.
    • Panel II Electricity Generation - Free Markets vs. Government Influence
      Moderator: Melanie Kenderdine, Former Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy. Speakers:
      Stephen Munro, Editor, New Energy Finance, Bloomberg: Energy Reset?
      Tom Matzzie, President and CEO, CleanChoice Energy: American Energy Has Always Operated with Government Involvement
      Ray Shepherd, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Federal Government Affairs, Peabody Energy: No presentation available

      Topics: Alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biomass have been growing, aided by federal policies. Would a change in administration matter? Have alternative technologies become price competitive even without tax credits? What sources of energy do end users want from their suppliers (and what are they willing to pay for)? Could a push from the new administration encourage a renaissance of more traditional sources of energy, namely, coal? The panel will discuss the future of power generation, from both the producer’s and supplier’s points of view.
    • Keynote Topic: Energy Reset? Views from a Transition Team Veteran
      Keynote Speaker
      : Thomas Pyle, President, American Energy Alliance
      A Look at Energy Policy Under the Trump Administration
    • Panel III. Energy Infrastructure: Slow Fixes vs. Economic Drivers
      Moderator: Adam Sieminski, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, CSIS
      Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director, Dominion Energy: No presentation available
      Christi Tezak, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners: No presentation available
      Terry Turpin, Director of the Office of Energy Projects, FERC: No presentation available

      Topics: There is no debate that the U.S. needs to address its existing energy infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines and the electric transmission grid. The new administration has vowed to invest in infrastructure as a way to spur job growth. What projects will be priorities? How will the U.S. pay for them? Will state and local government support or delay implementation? What role will publicprivate partnerships play? Opposition from interest groups has blocked infrastructure across the country. How can companies work with the public to gain support for these projects? Our panel will explore what industry is doing now and what we can expect to achieve over the coming years.
    • Panel IV. Point/Counterpoint
      Moderator: Barney Rush, Rush Energy Consulting & Board Member, ISO - New England
      Bob McNally, President, The Rapidan Group: No presentation available
      David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategie: No presentation availables

      Topics: Building off the topics addressed earlier in the day, the discussants will debate these issues the vantage point of what does the left and right agree on and what they do not. This session should illuminate the key issues confronting the U.S. Administration and Congress and where change is likely to occur.
  • Closing Remarks:  Jim McDonnell, President, NCAC-USAEE

    No presentation available.
  • February 17 - Lunch
    E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel, President, CEO & Principal Consultant at RBN Energy, LLC
    "Back in the Saddle Again"
    No presentation available
  • January 25 - Dinner Meeting
    Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis
    "Market Outlook: Is the Expected 2018-2020 Oil Supply Crunch? Real or Chimera?"
    No presentation available