Past Event

Power Mix

Tue, Jan 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Power Mix

Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute
Ross Macfarlane, Senior Advisor, Climate Solutions
Bruce Nilles, Senior Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

Cheap natural gas is changing the energy mix in the U.S. Energy companies are increasingly making the switch from coal to cheaper, cleaner natural gas to fuel their power plants. This combined with more stringent health regulations has the nation's coal industry looking to surging economies in China and India to lift its fortunes. Tapping those international markets will require getting coal to water via railways and seaports. But new coal ports are meeting heavy political and environmental resistance in the Pacific Northwest.  The natural gas industry is looking to the export game too and prices are expected to rise as the international economy absorbs American surplus. Will that allow coal to bounce back? Join us for a conversation about the changing electricity landscape of the U.S. in a global energy economy.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.