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Session 8: Energy and the Media 

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Moderator: John Anderson (Resources for the Future)
Speakers Barbara Hagenbaugh (USA Today)
Steven Mufson
(Washington Post)
Eric Pooley
(Harvard University)
Robert Rapier (R-SQUARED Energy blog)
  Note: Concurrent sessions used a variety of presentation and round table discussion formats. All available presentations have been posted.
Moderator and Speaker Bios and Presentations
John Anderson, Resources for the Future

John W. Anderson was a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post for several decades. On the editorial page he frequently wrote about energy and economic policy. Since 1996 he has been at Resources for the Future as journalist in residence. He received his B.A. from Williams College.

Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA Today Barbara Hagenbaugh has been an economics reporter at USA TODAY for more than seven years. As part of her coverage of the economy she regularly writes about energy issues, particularly the impact of energy costs on consumers and businesses. In 2008, she regularly wrote about oil and gasoline prices, supply and demand. Prior to joining USA TODAY, she worked at Reuters covering the economy and agriculture. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Steven Mufson, Washington Post

Steven Mufson is the Washington Post's energy correspondent. He has worked at the Post for 19 years, including as deputy editor of the Post's Outlook section for three years. He has also been the Post's chief economics correspondent, its Beijing bureau chief and diplomatic correspondent. Earlier he worked for The Wall Street Journal in New York, London and Johannesburg. He has contributed to a variety of publications including The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Foreign Affairs and the Village Voice. He is the author of "Fighting Years; Black Politics and the Struggle for a New South Africa." He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1980.

Eric Pooley, (Harvard University

Eric Pooley is working on a book about the politics and economics of climate change. Climate Wars (working title) will be published by Hyperion Books in early 2010. Eric, an award-winning journalist, is a contributor to Time, Slate and other magazines. He has served as managing editor of Fortune; editor of Time Europe; national editor, chief political correspondent and White House correspondent for Time; and political columnist for New York. Last fall, he was the Kalb Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, where he wrote a widely discussed paper, “How Much Would You Pay to Save the Planet? The American Press and the Economics of Climate Change.” He speaks frequently about climate change, politics and business, was a featured commentator in Heat, the recent PBS Frontline global warming documentary, and has appeared on Nightline, Charlie Rose, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper 360, All Things Considered, and other programs. He is a graduate of Brown University.

Robert Rapier, R-SQUARED Energy blog

Robert Rapier has devoted his career to energy-related issues. At various times he has worked on cellulosic ethanol, butanol production, oil refining, natural gas production, gas-to-liquids (GTL), and carbon sequestration. He has written a number of articles on energy and the environment for various web sites, but is primarily associated with his R-Squared Energy Blog and The Oil Drum. He is also the author of the chapter "Renewable Diesel" in Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems, edited by Professor David Pimentel. He is presently the Director of Engineering for Accsys Technologies PLC, a London-based environmental science and technology company that has commercialized a technology that can mitigate the destruction of tropical rainforests, while at the same time sequestering carbon. He received a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering.