Title

VIDEO: The Overarching Issues: The Future of Conventional Fuels

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-7-2012

Series

Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)

Description

VIDEO:

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Conventional Fuels: Can We Make Conventional Fuels Work in a Low Carbon Energy Society?

Moderator: Bruce Kramer, Maddox Professor of Law Emeritus, Texas Tech University School of Law; Of counsel to McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, Houston, Texas; and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO

Speakers/Panelists:

Coal and Carbon Sequestration--Will It Work? Is It Cost-Effective?: Dag Nummedal, Director, Colorado Energy Research Institute and Scientific Director, Carbon Management Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Kevin Doran, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Law & Policy Group (RAESI)

The Role of Natural Gas as a "Bridge" Fuel: Rebecca Watson, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC, Denver, CO; Matthew Most, Vice-President of Environmental Policy, Encana Natural Gas, Inc., Denver, CO;

Moderator

Bruce Kramer

Streaming Media

Comments

The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.