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NAS to hold 2-day summit on energy issues

Energy policy is at the center of some of the nation's most pressing challenges, from national security and the economy to global climate change. To provide a critical overview of America's energy future, the National Academies are convening a summit of leading energy experts from the government, research institutions, and the private sector. The event will inform an Academies study under way called "America's Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, Risks, and Tradeoffs."

Topics to be examined over the course of the two-day summit include:

  • geopolitical context of U.S. energy policy and global supply and demand;

  • coal, nuclear power, biofuels, and hydrogen;
  • implications for the automotive fuel economy;
  • innovative energy projects for electricity production and hybrid vehicles;
  • requirements for a sustainable energy future; and
  • climate change technologies and CO2 reduction.


March 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. each day in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may listen to a live webcast of the event at

Sessions will be moderated by Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences; and Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering.


U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Samuel W. Bodman, secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Steven Chu, director, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and co-chair, Interacademy Council Study Panel on a Sustainable Energy Future
Robert W. Fri, senior fellow emeritus, Resources for the Future
Jose Goldemberg, secretary for the environment, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and co-chair, Global Energy Assessment Council, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
John P. Holdren, professor, Harvard University, and co-chair, National Commission on Energy Policy
Reuben Jeffery III, undersecretary for economic, energy, and agricultural affairs, U.S. Department of State
Amory Lovins, chief executive officer, Rocky Mountain Institute, and principal investigator, WINNING THE OIL END GAME
Raymond L. Orbach, undersecretary for science, U.S. Department of Energy
Dan Reicher, director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives,
James R. Schlesinger, chairman, Mitre Corp., and senior adviser, Lehman Brothers


Contact: Molly Galvin
The National Academies

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