Washington Energy Summit -- An International Policy Event 2010
2010 Summit Securing the World's Energy Needs
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2010 Summit


8:00 – 9:00 Registration
International Ballroom – East

9:15 – 9:30 
Opening Welcomesee image | Opening Remarks - Thomas Cromwell, President, East West Communications
Thomas Cromwell
President, East West Communications

9:30 – 10:45
Plenary Session I
Energy independence: Rhetoric or Real Possibility?see image | Plenary Session I
dots Can major energy-consuming nations like the U.S., China and India attain energy self-sufficiency? If big, net-consumers remain energy interdependent, how will government policies ensure mutually beneficial relationships between producers and consumers?
dots Can new technologies open up large-scale, environmentally responsible development of fossil fuels both onshore and offshore?  Should government policies encourage development of traditional fuels or direct investment in alternative fuels?
Moderator: Fareed Mohamedisee image | Opening Plenary - Fareed Mohamedi
Partner and Head of Markets & Country Strategies Group
PFC Energy
Panel: Catherine Cesarskysee image | Plenary Session I - Catherine Cesarsky
High Commissioner for Atomic Energy

David W. Kreutzersee image | Plenary Session I - David W. Kreutzer
Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change
The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis

Gal Luftsee image | Plenary Session I - Gal Luft
Executive Director
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

10:45 – 11:15 BREAK

11:15 – 12:30
Plenary Session II
Diversifying world energy supplies through global distribution networkssee image | Plenary Session II
  dots How will relatively new producers of traditional fuels in Central Asia, Africa and South America (e.g., Kazakhstan, Ghana and Brazil) contribute to the diversification of global energy supplies? How can government policies most effectively support development of these countries’ resources for the mutual benefit of both producers and consumers?
  dots How do cross-national, multi-regional pipelines contribute to energy security? How can these pipelines be insulated from disruptions caused by political and pricing disputes?
Moderator: Fareed Mohamedisee image | Plenary Session II - Fareed Mohamedi
Partner and Head of Markets & Country Strategies Group
PFC Energy
Panel: Urban Rusnaksee image | Plenary Session II - Urban Rusnak
Project Leader, External Energy Security

Ariel Cohensee image | Plenary Session II - Ariel Cohen
Senior Research Fellow
The Heritage Foundation

Svante Cornellsee image | Plenary Session II - Svante Cornell
Research Director
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

12:30 – 2:15 LUNCH
International Ballroom – West
Lunch Address
The Growing Role of Africa in Global Energy Security
Introduction: Eunice de Carvalhosee image
General Manager – Policy, Government and Public Affairs
Speaker: Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelossee image | Lunch Keynote - Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos
Minister of Petroleum
Lunch Keynote
UAE Perspectives on Energy Diversification
Speaker: Mohamed Bin Dha’en Al Hamlisee image | Lunch Keynote - Mohamed Bin Dha'en Al Hamli
Minister of Energy
United Arab Emirates

Breakout Session A
Georgetown – East
Responsible Development of Onshore and Offshore Resourcessee image
  dots Can offshore drilling be done in an environmentally responsible way?
  dots Does offshore drilling require additional government regulation?
  dots Do the risks associated with deepwater drilling merit government support for onshore exploration and production of oil and gas in Alaska, oil shale in the Rocky Mountain region, oilsands in Canada, as well as enhanced recovery of resources from existing fields once considered depleted?
Moderator: Susan Farrellsee image | Breakout Session A - Susan Farrell
Senior Director of Upstream and Gas
PFC Energy
Panel: Steve Black
Counselor to the Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior

James Noesee image
Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Hercules Offshore

Lou Pugliaresi
Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.

Glenn Vawter
Executive Director
National Oil Shale Association

Tony Dammersee image
Senior Vice President
Red Leaf Resources
Breakout Session B
Georgetown – West
Unthawing the nuclear freeze
dots What role can nuclear fuel play in world energy generation?
dots Can new tech address environmental concerns? Are smaller, modular reactors better?
dots Should government policies and programs, such as loan guarantees, favor nuclear power?
dots What can the nuclear experiences of France offer the world?
Moderator: Jack Spencersee image| Breakout Session B - Jack Spencer
Research Fellow – Nuclear Energy
The Heritage Foundation

Catherine Cesarskysee image
High Commissioner for Atomic Energy

Kristine L. Svinickisee image | Breakout Session B - Kristine L. Svinicki
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Ed Davissee image
Loan Guarantee Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Breakout Session C
Jefferson – West
Can alternative fuels overtake oil usage in transportation?see image | Breakout Session C
dots Can greater use of biofuels, CNG, hydrogen or electric vehicles reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil?
dots Should government policy favor natural gas and other alternative transportation fuels?
dots Can biomass, including algae and garbage, become widely used biofuels?
Moderator: Jake Caldwell
Program Director, Agriculture, Trade and Energy
Center for American Progress
Panel: Byron Dorgansee image | Breakout Session C - Byron Dorgan
U.S. Senate

Jerry Hinklesee image
Vice President of Policy
American Clean Skies Foundation

John Hatleysee image
Vice President – Ship Power
Wärtsilä North America

Tom Buissee image | Breakout Session C - Tom Buis
Growth Energy

Joel Velasco
Chief Representative for North America
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)
4:00 – 5:00 Closing Plenary
International Ballroom – East
Finding the right balance to the energy mix see image
  dots Can alternative fuels substitute for fossil fuels absent large government subsidies?
  dots Will new fuels become viable, stand-alone alternatives or will they only serve as supplements to petroleum-based fuels for the foreseeable future?
  dots Should government policies explicitly favor alternative fuels, discouraging use of fossil fuels, or should policies encourage a broader mix of traditional and alternative fuels?
  dots Are alternatives so vital to national welfare and security that governments must invest in them?
Moderator: Kevin Massy Closing Plenary - Kevin Massy
Assistant Director, Energy Security Initiative
The Brookings Institute
Panel: Brian Baird see image | Closing Plenary - Brian Baird
U.S. House of Representatives

Jeffrey A. Leahey see image | Closing Plenary - Jeffrey A. Leahey
Director of Government Affairs
National Hydropower Association

Elizabeth Salerno see image
| Closing Plenary - Elizabeth Salerno
Director of Industry Data & Statistics
American Wind Energy Association
Questions and Answers I Closing Plenary - Questions and Answers I
Questions and Answers II Closing Plenary - Questions and Answers II
5:00 – 6:30 RECEPTION
Cabinet Room


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