Understanding the U.S. Energy Profile

Image from Allen Bard’s presentation

Friday, March 27, 2009, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
H-137, U.S. Capitol Building

Introductory Remarks

Raymond Garant
Assistant Director for Policy
ACS Office of Public Affairs

Summary

The sources of energy we use in the United States, and the way we use it, have major implications for our national security, global climate change, the cost of goods and services, and our quality of life. In these times of national turmoil and transition, we are reevaluating our traditional energy sources and usage. In order to understand and plan for new directions in energy policy, research, and technology

development, we must first understand where we are now. This briefing explored how energy is currently used by different sectors of the economy, what resources we have available, and what challenges we face for the future.

Honorary Co-Hosts

Featured Speakers

Alan Crane, moderating
Senior Program Officer
National Research Council
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Robert Fri
Visiting Scholar
Resources for the Future
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Howard Gruenspecht
Acting Administrator
Energy Information Administration
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Scott Tinker
State Geologist of Texas
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Allen Bard
Regents’ Chair in Chemistry,
University of Texas at Austin
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