Energy Policy: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Former Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 1986-94 (D-LA)
Charles Curtis, Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Linda Stuntz, Partner at Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C.
Kevin Kolevar, Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy at the Dow Chemical Company
Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President & James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics Center for Strategic and International
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to invite you to roundtable discussion on the evolution of the nation's energy policy, particularly as it relates to the new energy reality and the reconciling of economic, energy security, foreign policy and environmental objectives.
The prolific growth in the development of U.S. shale gas and tight oil resources has dramatically altered the energy landscape. This growth coupled with a new awareness of the need to address climate change and promote economic growth while managing geopolitical and technological change has ushered in a future of both challenge and opportunity. At the same time, even as we consider prudent policies going forward, we are confronted by legislation and regulations conceived at a different time and under vastly different circumstances.
Please join us for an enriching discussion with our panel of experts - each with unique and insightful perspectives - as we put some of the key issues of the day in context, review where we've come from, and suggest constructive pathways forward. We have specifically designed this event as a participatory roundtable and look forward to an engaging and instructive conversation.