Energy Security Events

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ChokePoint U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change

September 22, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
A comprehensive reporting project concludes that the current U.S. energy strategy will lead to severe water shortages and damage the country's environment and quality of life.
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Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
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Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

July 23, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.

Life After the Gulf: A Paradigm Shift?

July 22, 2010 // 8:30am4:15pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute’s 13th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues explored the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on public trust toward energy companies and governments.

The Québec Vision: A Solution Partner for a More Prosperous Bilateral Relationship

June 22, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
Pierre Arcand, Québec's Minister of International Relations, discussed Québec's vision for a stronger and more prosperous bilateral relationship with the United States.
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U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

June 10, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Alexander Carius of adelphi, Cleo Paskal of Chatham House, Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire, and Geoff Dabelko of ECSP discuss the unintended security consequences of climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Deploying Clean Technologies: Canada-United States Private Sector and Government Investment in Cleantech

April 27, 2010 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Public Policy Forum convened an expert roundtable in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the Canada Institute, and the Center for American Progress to discuss private and public sector investment in clean technologies in Canada and the United States.
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Building a Smarter Grid: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Canada

March 18, 2010 // 9:00am1:45pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Global Energy Initiative hosted a forum that discussed U.S. and Canadian efforts to transition to a more modern and efficient electric grid. Two panels explored sub-federal and federal initiatives in both Canada and the United States.
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Climate Change and Energy in Defense Doctrine: The QDR and UK Defence Green Paper

March 11, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Security experts discuss ways to integrate climate change and energy in current and future planning, strategies, and operations.

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