Energy Dependence Forum

Hi all! Below is information for a forum on Oil Dependency hosted by BU today from 5 to 8, sorry it's short notice!

A policy forum co-hosted by: Boston University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies • Environment America • Conservation Law Foundation • ENE (Environment Northeast) • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) • PennFuture •The Union of Concerned Scientists

Tuesday November 30, 2010
College of Communication, Boston University
Room 101
640 Commonwealth Avenue
5:00-8:00 PM


5:00 - 5:30 Networking & Refreshments

5:30 - 5:35 Welcome and Introduction: Rob Sargent, Environment America

5:35 - 6:00 Keynote Address: Randy Udall, ASPO-USA, energy analyst and sustainable energy activist

6:00 - 6:45 Panel Discussion: The Case for Getting off of Oil
Special Welcome/Moderator: Berl Hartman, E2
1) The Folly of Energy Independence -> Cutler Cleveland, Boston University
2)    National security -> John Gensler, Truman Security Project
3)    The environmental consequences of oil in the 21st century -> Dan Gatti, Environment America

6:45 - 7:00 Break

7:00 - 7:55 Panel Discussion: The Policies that Will Get Us There
Moderator: Luke Tonachel, NRDC 
1)    Taking Advantage of More Efficient Technologies -> Luke Tonachel, NRDC
2)    Creating Incentive-based Fuel Policies -> Jeremy McDiarmid, ENE
3)    Developing Clean, Low-Carbon Biofuels –> Jeremy Martin, UCS
4)    The Intersection of Transportation, Land Use Planning and Climate -> Rafael Mares, CLF

7:55 - 8:00 Wrap Up: Sue Reid, Conservation Law Foundation

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