Energy Events

European Energy Policy/ies in Transition - Internal and External Dimensions

June 15, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
The tension between unity and diversity is the leitmotif of European politics, and energy policies are no exception. Given the diversity of the continent’s geography and history, it is natural that some nations and regions may support one policy over another, and that a unified policy is difficult to achieve. Marcel Vietor attributed this not only to the attitudes and values that vary from country to country, but also to the fact that different countries have different energy resources and requirements.

Red, White, and Green? Environmental Security Threats and Sustainability Opportunities (OFFSITE)

June 10, 2011 // 7:30am9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.

Forging Central Europe's Energy Independence

May 23, 2011 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Anita Orban, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
Webcast

Brazil and Africa: Cooperation for Innovation in Agriculture and What the U.S. Can Do

May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
Webcast

Emissions, Ecology, and the Economy: U.S. and European Perspectives on Waste Management

May 11, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
In Germany, the greening of waste management has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste management costs and has allowed cities to save energy. These benefits have been achieved by treating, sorting and recycling municipal waste, making landfills obsolete.

Energy Demand vs. Water Scarcity: The Dilemma Facing the U.S. and China

May 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The confrontation between growth, water, and energy is readily visible in both the U.S. and China and is virtually certain to grow over the next decade. Leading experts examined the energy-water “choke points” that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies and how the dilemma affects energy and environmental policy choices facing the U.S. Congress.
Webcast

Canada Crude to China? Prospects and Barriers of Increasing Chinese Imports of Canadian Oil

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Kang Wu, Nathan Lemphers and Norm Rinne assessed the prospects and barriers of increasing Canadian oil exports to the Asian market, as well as China's desire to import heavy crude from Canada.
Daniel B. Poneman

America's Nuclear Energy Future

April 26, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
A meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman, co-sponsored with the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Oil in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Oil has been a mixed blessing to many African countries, providing great wealth but also bringing with it the curse of corruption. Panelists discussed the history of oil management on the continent and how countries such as Ghana and Liberia, which are at the early stages of oil development and production, can avoid these obstacles. They also examined what role the U.S. can play.

Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]

April 13, 2011 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.

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