28th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - December 3-5, 2008
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SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

 

MONDAY, JUNE 22

PLENARY SESSION: Climate Change Policy - Views from Academia, Government, and the Corporate Sector

9:15 am - 10:45 am • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will explore various aspects of policies aimed at dealing with climate change that have been or are likely to be adopted.

These questions include, but are not limited to: How well are nations doing toward their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions? How effective have cap and trade programs been to date? What lessons have been learned and how are they likely to influence future policy? What are the economics of carbon capture and storage and what role does this play in determining the future energy mix?

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 1 TO 8

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

SPECIAL CONFERENCE SESSION

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Drivers of Oil Price and the Outlook for the Future

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss the various factors attributed to the recent record oil prices and how those factors will likely manifest in influencing future oil prices. The implications for macroeconomic trends will also be discussed.

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: The Future of Renewables

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm • Ballroom West - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss the role of renewables in shaping the future composition of primary energy.

Various renewable energy technologies and their potential for deployment in large scale will be discussed. Policy directives currently being implemented and under consideration will also be addressed.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 9 TO 17

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Energy Market Developments in the Pacific Basin

8:30 am - 10:00 am • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss developments specific to countries of the Pacific Basin.

Energy market developments in China, the role of nuclear power in Asian economies, and the future of oil and natural gas in Asia will all be addressed against a backdrop of energy security concerns.

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Unconventional Resources: Impacts and Issues

8:30 am – 10:00 am • Ballroom West - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss the emergence of unconventional oil and gas resources.

Environmental and economic issues surrounding the development of these plays will be explored in order to provide a more clear understanding of how these potentially vast resources may shape the global energy balance.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 18 TO 25

10:30 am - 12:00 noon

SPECIAL CONFERENCE SESSION

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 26 TO 34

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Energy Markets and Policy: Developments Around The Globe

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss the direction of energy policy in various regions around the world, especially in light of concerns related to energy security and climate change.

Of note are the roles that efficiency, conservation, conventional and unconventional resources and alternative energy technologies will play. Arguably, a cohesive, coordinated set of policies could help to facilitate both goals in the most efficient manner, but this may not emerge. Thus, the juxtaposition of regional policies and how they will help shape future developments will also be discussed.

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Energy Market Integration - Developments in LNG

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm • Ballroom West - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss recent and future developments in LNG markets, and how that affects the interconnectedness of regional gas markets in the coming years.

The emergence of shale gas in the US, the effect of carbon regulation on the demand for natural gas, the possibility of an international cartel in natural gas, the actions of major suppliers such as Russia, and economic growth in Asia will all be topics for discussion.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: Private Energy Investment In Uncertain Times

8:30 am - 10:00 am • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

Energy suppliers must make long-term investment decisions in the face of highly volatile prices for their output, hazy outlooks for the costs of major inputs (capital, equipment, fuel), and the prospect of game-changing new technologies.

The trajectory of carbon regulations and carbon costs over time interacts with all these drivers of project economics. This session focuses on how private firms deal with such multiple dimensions of uncertainty in their investment planning.

DUAL PLENARY SESSION: International Trends in Nuclear Power

8:30 am - 10:00 am • Ballroom West - Ballroom Level

This session focuses on a discussion of the so-called nuclear renaissance by examining plans and proposals to build a new generation of nuclear reactors. In particular, the role of nuclear power is addressed by examining markets in the US, Europe and in developing countries.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 35 TO 43

10:30 am - 12:00 noon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 44 TO 52

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

CLOSING SESSION: Achieving Energy Security - What it Means for Different Players

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm • Ballroom East - Ballroom Level

In this session presenters will discuss how the concept of energy security may mean different things to different countries, and in turn how that can affect actions taken by both suppliers and demanders. The inter-relationships that unfold and the implications for future global energy markets will also be addressed.

 

 
 

 

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