The New Economics of Energy: How Technology and Innovation are Changing the Way We Power Our Economy

January 24, 2013
Washington, DC

In 2012, the Obama Administration laid out a blueprint for a new era of American energy – an economy fueled by energy sources that will be designed in America and produced by American workers. In the energy sector, creating jobs and strengthening the economy means reducing the cost of production and encouraging research and development on a wide spectrum of energy sources: wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear, along with coal, oil and natural gas. Breakthroughs in technology are helping the industry to be smarter, safer and more affordable. While the debate on how to reduce the cost associated with implementing energy policies, increasing efficiency, and achieving environmental goals is ongoing, new advancements in energy can accelerate economic growth.

How much can new energy technologies contribute to our economy and energy security? Can we simultaneously meet society’s goals of economic growth, security, and promote an all of the above approach to energy sources? Join National Journal and The Atlantic to discuss the broad range of advancements in the energy industry and the effect they have on economic growth in America.

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AGENDA

8:00 am        Registration and Refreshment Reception Begins

8:30 am        Welcome Remarks:
                       Poppy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, National Journal
                       Graham Richard, Chief Executive Officer, AEE

8:35 am        Opening Keynote Interview
                       Brian Deese, Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House
                       Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic;
                         Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE

9:15 am        Expert Panel Discussion
                       Doug Egan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Power Ventures, Inc.
                       Elgie Holstein, Senior Director for Strategic Planning,
                         The Environmental Defense Fund
                       David W. Kreutzer, Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change,
                         The Heritage Foundation
                       Dan Yates, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Opower
                       Moderated by: Amy Harder, Correspondent, National Journal

9:50 am        Closing Keynote Interview
                       Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
                       Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic;
                         Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE

10:25 am    Closing Remarks:
                      Poppy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, National Journal
                      Graham Richard, Chief Executive Officer, AEE

10:30 am    Program Concludes

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Speakers

  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large The Atlantic
  • Brian Deese
    Brian Deese Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
  • Doug Egan
    Doug Egan Chairman and CEO
  • Amy Harder
    Amy Harder Correspondent
  • Elgie Holstein
    Elgie Holstein Senior Director for Strategic Planning
  • David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D
    David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change
  • Dan Yates
    Dan Yates Co-Founder and CEO

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