Live Webcast Now: Fossil Fuels and U.S. Export Strategy

March 1, 2012, 9:30am – 11:30am

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About this Event [Speakers Below]

In speaking about energy in his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama called for “an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy, a strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs.”

That challenge from the president comes amid changes in the coal, natural gas, and petroleum sectors that are increasing pressures to export fuels that are homegrown in the United States or refined here. The prospect of significant increases in exports of U.S. coal, liquified natural gas, and refined products made from tar sands oil transported via pipeline from Canada is increasingly a subject of heated debate.

This moderated conversation and panel discussion that follows will delve into fossil fuel export questions ranging from the impact on domestic energy prices, to the possible environmental and social effects of export infrastructure, to what the proper balance of U.S. export strategy should be between raw materials and manufactured goods.

Panel One:
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA)
John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress Action Fund (Moderator)

Panel Two:
KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions
Sara Kendall, D.C. Office Director, Western Organization of Resource Councils
Brian Lombardozzi, Senior Policy Analyst, BlueGreen Alliance
Tom Sanzillo, Energy Finance Analyst, TR Rose Associates; former New York State Deputy Comptroller
Tom Kenworthy, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund (Moderator)

4 Responses to Live Webcast Now: Fossil Fuels and U.S. Export Strategy

  1. prokaryotes says:

    Is it feasible to offer the coal and gas industry a mandatory contract to switch their energy generation to renewables?

  2. prokaryotes says:

    What are the coast? What are the coast if we do not switch? What are the gains for the coal and gas industry? Does the oil and gas industry is even aware of what they possibly can win? I doubt they are..

  3. prokaryotes says:

    Coast should read cost :)