Navigation Links
Energy Leaders Gather in Houston; Call for Balanced, Careful Approach to Energy Policy
Date:3/24/2009

Houston Mayor Bill White, speaking to a group of executives who represent an array of energies ranging from solar and wind to nuclear, coal and traditional oil and gas, cautioned Washington to tread carefully when putting together U.S. energy policy.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2009 -- Houston Mayor Bill White, speaking to a group of executives who represent an array of energies ranging from solar and wind to nuclear, coal and traditional oil and gas, cautioned Washington to tread carefully when putting together U.S. energy policy.

White, who was previously the deputy secretary of energy during the Clinton administration, urged that an integrated view of energy be taken, or the nation could face unintended and potentially dire consequences.

"We need to do these things carefully," White told executives who gathered in Houston on Tuesday, for a daylong series of discussions exploring solutions to U.S. energy security and energy independence. White, as keynote speaker, joined nearly 25 thought leaders and captains of industry who presented their views at the event, "America's Energy Future: Assessing Our Paths to Energy Security." The forum was hosted and organized by the Greater Houston Partnership.

White said the nation should not abandon one form of energy or energy policy for the sake of another. He said that if, for example, a quota was placed on U.S. imports, prices would surge out of control. Or, if environmental standards were lifted on drilling, resources would be quickly depleted, and the country would be in worse shape than before.

"There has been no time when this nation has had more serious choices to make on energy policy," White said.

John Hofmeister, previously the president of Shell Oil Company and current president of Citizens for Affordable Energy, an energy advocacy group, addressed a morning session at the forum, calling for the formation of a new federal board to be created by Congress and authorized by the president to oversee America's energy security needs. Hofmeister likened it to the independent Federal Reserve Board.

"The politicization of energy has turned this nation south," Hofmeister said, adding, "politics will destroy our energy future."

He said that "all forms of energy should have their place in our economy. Let's not discriminate."

Speakers included Walter D. Cruickshank, Deputy Director, United States Minerals Management Service; Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace Associate Director, Rice Energy Program, Rice University; Victor Carillo, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission; Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston; Jose Bravo, Chief Scientist, Shell Oil Company; Will Thurmond, Chairman of Research, American Biofuels Council; Steve Winn, CEO, Nuclear Innovation North America LLC; Kevin Howell, President, NRG Texas; Brett Perlman, President, Vector Associates; and Mark Kapner, Senior Strategy Planner, Austin Energy.

Video of the event will soon be made available on www.houston.org and at www.americasenergycity.com.

For more information please visit www.americasenergycity.com or contact John Roper or Micah Hirschfield. You can also follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/energycity or visit our blog at americasenergycity.wordpress.com.

The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston's business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With about 2,000 Member organizations, the Partnership represents approximately one-fifth of the region's work force. Visit the Greater Houston Partnership at houston.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/03/prweb2263734.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. VIASPACE Inc. Alternative Energy Business Covered in Research Report
2. China Bio Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Record 2008 Financial Results
3. Syndication Inc. Seeks DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL ENGINEERING for PINNACLE ENERGY - Its New Alternative Energy Subsidiary
4. VeraSun Energy Selects Valero as Successful Bidder for Seven Facilities
5. Greater Houston Partnership to Lead Energy Security Discussion
6. Catilin Receives Renewable Energy Award for Pilot Plant
7. Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport
8. University of Alberta and NINT researchers make solar energy breakthrough
9. Air Products and Alter NRG Sign JDA on Renewable Energy Projects
10. Virginia Tech engineers investigate energy independent monitoring system for bridges
11. Energy, Biotechnology and Agribusiness Veterans Form SG Biofuels to Develop Jatropha as Low-Cost, Sustainable Oil
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA ), a ... Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its partner in the ... investing an additional CDN$25 million in the joint venture ... 30% to 40%.  Mitsui will also play a stronger ... Sarnia , providing dedicated resources alongside ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Md. , Feb. 10, 2016  The Maryland ... Busch , has announced that University of Maryland School ... PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President ... of the "Speaker,s Medallion," the highest honor given to ... of Delegates. Dean Reece and Mr. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ASAE is introducing a hybrid membership model which will ... of joining or renewing through an organizational purchasing model. ... every employee in any size association or AMC office ... member benefits.   John H. Graham, IV ... allow organizations of any size and their employees to ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 10, 2016  IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a ... medical radioisotope applications for the treatment of prostate, brain, ... its financial results for the second quarter and six ... --> --> ... fiscal 2016, which ended December 31, 2015, a 12% ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/20/2016)... , Jan. 20, 2016  Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: ... interface solutions, today announced sampling of S1423, its ... wearables and small screen applications including smartwatches, fitness ... Supporting round and rectangular shapes, as well as ... performance with moisture on screen, while wearing gloves, ...
(Date:1/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Recent publicized breaches in cyber ... new ways to ensure data security and user authentication ... and Android that ties a user,s mobile ... into a hardware authorization token. Customer service agents who ... on their KodeKey enabled device to verify their identity. ...
(Date:1/13/2016)... , January 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "India ... Estimation & Forecast (2015-2020)"  report ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7h6hnn/india_biometrics ) has announced the addition ... Identification Market - Estimation & Forecast ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):