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What's New with BPC Energy

There are lots of great events and reports underway at the BPC Energy Project, which are summarized below. As always, if you have questions for us or would like to speak with the staff or co-chairs, do not hesitate to send me an email.

Natural Gas

Next Monday afternoon, in anticipation of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s natural gas forums, the staff of BPC’s Energy Project will release a report with results of economic modeling of different natural gas scenarios. The report is part of BPC’s New Dynamics of Natural Gas Supply and Demand project, and will focus on new gas supplies, gas demand and the impacts on the energy system as a whole. We are holding a conference call for reporters that morning; please contact me if you would like to join. Join the conversation on Twitter – #natgas #exports #BPCEnergy

Energy Efficiency

At 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, BPC joins a diverse group of associations including the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the Business Roundtable (BRT), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at a press conference in support of energy efficiency as a legislative priority. Participants include Kateri Callahan (ASE), former Senator Byron Dorgan (BPC), Governor John Engler (BRT), Ross Eisenberg (NAM), and Karen Harbert (USCC). The conference will be held in Room 103B of the Washington Convention Center. Join the conversation on Twitter – #efficiencyworks

New Geopolitics of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Earlier this spring, we announced a new discussion series on the changing geopolitics of petroleum and natural gas. This four-part series will be moderated by BPC Senior Fellow and former Senator Pete Domenici, and co-hosted by David Goldwyn of Goldwyn Global Strategies. This week, we announced the first event of the series will be held on June 12 at the Hyatt Regency. Panelists include a keynote from Senator Lisa Murkowski, Edward Morse (Citibank), Paul Sankey (Deutsche Bank), Katherine Spector (CIBC World Markets), Ambassador Carlos Pascual (U.S. Department of State), Adam Sieminski (U.S. Energy Information Administration), and former Senator Bennett Johnston (Johnston & Associates). A complete list of panelists and topics is posted and interested parties can register online to attend.

Cybersecurity

In case you missed it, two stellar projects within BPC joined forces to create the Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative. Co-chaired by former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden, former FERC Chairman Curt Hébert, and former Assistant Energy Secretary Susan Tierney, the initiative plans to develop recommendations for how multiple government agencies and private companies can protect the electric grid from cyber attacks. Stay tuned for a public event later this summer and recommendations this fall. Join the conversation on Twitter – #cybersecurity #BPCGrid

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2013-05-17 00:00:00

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