EIA Energy Conference

Energy Information Administration 2008 Energy Conference: 30 Years of Energy Information and Analysis
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Monday, April 7
7:30am-
9:00am
Registration
9:00am-
10:30am
Opening Session Welcome - Guy Caruso, EIA Administrator
Keynote Speakers - Secretary Samuel Bodman (full text of speech), Secretary James Schlesinger
Distinguished Guest Speaker - Daniel Yergin (Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc.)
10:30am-
11:00am
Break
11:00am-
12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
EIA Program Review and Assessment: Responding to Change
Moderator: Howard Gruenspecht (EIA)
Panel: Denny Ellerman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Lori Krauss (Office of Management and Budget), Kathy Cooper (Southern Methodist University)
Growth in Petroleum and Other Liquids Demand in the Developing World
Moderator: Doug MacIntyre (EIA)
Panel: Malcolm Shealey (PCI),
Trevor Houser (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Adam Robinson (Lehman Brothers), Seema Desai (Eurasia Group)
The Future of LNG: Growth Spurts or Growing Pains?
Moderator: James Kendell (EIA)
Panel: Andy Flower (Andy Flower LNG Associates), Elizabeth Spomer (BG North America), Kathleen Eisbrenner (Shell Gas and Power International)
12:30pm-
1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm-
3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
Electricity: 30 Years of Industry Change
Moderator: Bob Schnapp (EIA)
Panel: Chairman Joseph Kelliher (FERC), James Bushnell (University of California Energy Institute), David Owens (Edison Electric Institute), Leon Lowery (Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)
2008 Annual Energy Outlook and Energy Modeling Challenges
Moderator: Scott Sitzer (EIA)
Panel: John Conti (EIA), Alan Beamon (EIA), Michael Schaal (EIA)
Peak Oil: Has the World's Oil Production Peaked?
Moderator: Howard Gruenspecht (EIA)
Panel: Matt Simmons (Simmons & Company International), Peter Jackson (Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc.), Glen Sweetnam (EIA)
3:15pm-
3:30pm
Break
3:30pm-
5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Petroleum: Keeping Pace with a Rapidly Changing Sector
Moderator: John Cook (EIA)
Panel: Dave Knapp (Energy Intelligence Group), Jan Stuart (UBS Securities), Antoine Halff (Newedge USA)
Electric Generation Technologies: Their Potential Role in Reducing GHG Emissions
Moderator: Alan Beamon (EIA) Panel: Bruce Braine (American Electric Power), Linda Stuntz (Stuntz, Davis and Staffier, P.C.), Ernie Moniz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Renewable Portfolio Standards: Costs and Benefits
Moderator: Chris Namovicz (EIA)
Panel: Alan Nogee (Union of Concerned Scientists), Richard Kelly (Xcel)
Tuesday, April 8
7:30am-
8:45am
Registration
8:45am-
10:45am
Keynote Speakers & Roundtable Discussion Keynote Speaker - Chairman John Dingell, House Energy and Commerce Committee (full text of speech)

Roundtable Discussion - The Outlook for Energy and Climate Legislation. 
Moderator:  Phil Sharp (Resources for the Future).    Panel: Frank Macchiarola and Bob Simon (Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee),  John Shanahan (The Hawthorn Group), David McCarthy and Sue Sheridan (House Energy and Commerce Committee)

Keynote Speaker - Senator Pete Domenici, Ranking Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (full text of speech)
10:45am-
11:00am
Break
11:00am-
12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
The Ups and Downs of Natural Gas Prices

Moderator: Stephen Harvey (EIA).  Panel: William F. Hederman (CRS), Erin Mastrangelo (University of Maryland),  Barbara Mariner-Volpe (EIA)

2008 Summer Transportation Fuels Outlook
Moderator: Tanc Lidderdale (EIA)
Panel: Guy Caruso (EIA), Adam Robinson (Lehman Brothers), Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)
The Role of Energy Efficiency in Meeting Future Demand
Moderator: Paul Holtberg (EIA)
Panel: Stephanie Battles (EIA), Sue Tierney (Analysis Group), Joe Loper (Alliance to Save Energy), Ed Barbour (Navigant)
12:30pm-
1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm-
3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions
Tracking Changes in Energy End Use: EIA's Consumption Surveys
Moderator: Stephanie Battles (EIA)
Panel: Stephen Nadel (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy), Drury Crawley (Department of Energy), Karen Treanton (International Energy Agency)
New Baseload Generation: Coal or Nuclear?
Moderator: Tom Schmitz (EIA)
Panel: Paul Joskow (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Jamie Heller (Hellerworx), Eugene Grecheck (Dominion Generation)
A Conversation with EIA's Administrators
Moderator: Mary Hutzler (Institute for Energy Research)
Panel: Guy Caruso, J. Erich Evered, Helmut Merklein, Calvin Kent, Jay Hakes
3:15pm-
3:30pm
Break
3:30pm-
5:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
Challenges for Long-Term Energy Models
Moderator: Andy Kydes (EIA), Facilitator: Phillip Tseng (EIA)
Panel: William W. Hogan (Harvard University), James L. Sweeney (Stanford University), John P. Weyant (Stanford University)
Refinery Capacity: Meeting Future Energy Needs
Moderator: Joanne Shore (EIA)
Panel: Thomas D. O'Malley (Petroplus),
Joe Gorder (Valero Energy Corporation), David Sexton (Shell)
Energy and the Macroeconomy

Moderator: Bill Helkie (EIA)
Panel: Steve Brown (Dallas Federal Reserve Bank), Luca Guerrieri (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), John Haltiwanger (University of Maryland).
Discussants: Fred Joutz (George Washington University ), Prakash Loungani (International Monetary Fund), Allesandro Rebucci (International Monetary Fund)


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