Government Track

Concurrent Sessions and Government Track 19-26
Tuesday, November 5 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

 21. Government Session: Funding and Collaboration Opportunities for Energy Researchers (Pine)

The goal of the session is to strengthen contacts between energy researchers and representatives of different governmental agencies that fund research in energy economics, demystifying the funding application process and helping lower barriers between government and academia. The panelists will discuss different ways an energy economist can engage with governmental agencies, ranging from obtaining funding to connecting to other researchers and spinning off a startup. The session will include an interactive component, allowing the audience members to pitch their research ideas and receive feedback from the panelists.

Anna Ebers, Presiding
Statistician, Tetra Tech

Ellen Morris
Program Lead
University Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

John Primo
Senior Social Scientist
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Interior

Elaine Ulrich
Senior Advisor
Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Max Tuttman
Technology-to-Market Adviser, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy

Jeffery Adkins
Senior Economist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Concurrent Sessions and Government Track 27-34
Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

 29. Government Session: Energy Data for Western and Federal Lands (Pine)

The U.S. does not have a single central repository for all energy-related information. The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides a wide range of valuable data; individual bureaus/offices at Department of the Interior provide information on energy and revenue from Federal lands; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission provides information on regulated activities such as oil and gas pipelines; individual states have planning and regulatory bodies that publish data on energy subject to their jurisdiction/taxation; and some energy companies publish energy statistics and forecasts. The speakers will provide demonstrations of how to use some of the tools on their agencies’ websites and provide information the other data they make available to the public. After the presentations, there will be time not only for questions but also for discussion of additional data resources and tools that attendees wish were available. Speakers will be available after the session to continue discussions and provide hands-on access to their websites.

Kim Coffman, Presiding
Economist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Chris Peterson
Senior Energy Markets Analyst, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Lindsay Goldstein
Maroya Faied
Office of Natural Resources Revenue, U.S. Department of the Interior

Brian N. Shaffer
Geologist Supervisor/Project Chief, U.S. Geological Survey


Concurrent Sessions and Government Track 35-42
Wednesday, November 6 from 8:30am - 10:00am

 40. Government Session: Laboratory Showcase (Spruce)

The western United States provides natural resources necessary for energy conversion. The National Laboratory system is a primary conduit through which the Department of Energy promotes science and technology development along the energy value chain. Come listen to senior representatives discuss exciting nearer-term energy R&D across the nuclear, fossil, and renewable energy sectors.

Christopher Nichols, Presiding
National Energy Technology Laboratory

Shannon Bragg-Sitton
Idaho National Laboratory

Doug Arent
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Peter Kobos
Sandia National Laboratory